The surface water temperatures were normal for the season in all investigated areas. All nutrients in the surface layer, except silicate, showed normal concentrations. The oxygen concentrations in the bottom water of the Sound and Kattegat were higher than normal, but lower than normal in the central and northern parts. The inflows during the autumn to the Baltic Proper had now reached the Arkona Basin and the Bornholm Basin. The next expedition is planned to take place at the end of January and the beginning of February 2014 and will cover both the Baltic Proper and the Skagerrak/Kattegat areas. The cruise will take place onboard the Finnish research vessel Aranda.