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What is climate change doing to the Baltic Sea?

Oceanography

Hotter, fresher and more acidification. The Baltic Sea described in three terms, based on the latest research into the Baltic Sea in a changed climate. What does science have to say about the future of the Baltic Sea? And what can we do to influence its development?

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Dialogue creates usable base data for decisions

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SMHI’s researchers are working with user dialogue to produce base data for decisions that is meaningful for different kinds of decision-makers. The dialogue provides better knowledge of users’ needs. It also shows how users interpret the base data and how it is used in work to climate-adapt society …

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Developing climate services with user value

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SMHI is involved in two European research projects that aim to develop climate services together with users. This aims to make the climate services more user-friendly and appropriate, so that they meet the needs that exist in society.

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Baltic Sea leads the way for the world’s oceans

Oceanography

Warming, acidification, eutrophication and anoxic bottoms are some of the current and expected future challenges to face the world’s oceans. An international research team is now launching the Baltic Sea region as a model to predict and overcome future changes in the world’s coastal regions.

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Helén Andersson is the new head of SMHI research

Oceanography

Helén Andersson has been appointed new head of the SMHI research department. Helén Andersson is PhD in oceanography and has a long experience as researcher, both from SMHI and University of Gothenburg.

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SMHI's researchers at EGU 2018

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The European research conference EGU 2018 is now ongoing in Vienna, Austria. SMHI participates with orals, posters and PICOs in several sessions all period from 8–13 April 2018. 

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The coastal zone can reduce eutrophication of the Baltic Sea

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The coastal zone is the area where the land meets the sea. A number of nutrients that are carried by the water from the land remain in the coastal zone. Research has now shown that the coastal zone can reduce the eutrophication in the open seas.

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Increased water inflow affects the shallow coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean

OceanographyClimate

The ongoing climate change is expected to have major impacts on the Arctic region. Scientists have observed greater inflows of warmer sea water from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arctic Ocean. This is likely to extend the ice-free period and affect the exchange of carbon dioxide and methane between the …

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More measurements will improve knowledge of the status of Europe's coastal waters

Oceanography

A new EU project will improve observations of the status of Europe's coastal waters, including algal blooms. Existing observation systems will be linked together and new methods will be developed. SMHI is one of 33 institutes that are collaborate in the project, which will continue for four …

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Sensible planning can result in sustainable growth in and around the Gulf of Bothnia

OceanographyClimate

Sustainable growth can only be achieved if the use of marine areas is planned sensibly, bringing about synergies where different activities benefit each other. This is the key idea behind a new research project to support growth in the maritime sector in and around the Gulf of Bothnia.

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