Ended research projects

SMHI oceanographic research unit has been involved in the following national and international projects since approx. 2015.

Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies ARCPATH

How can Arctic climate projections be improved on a regional and local scale? That is one of the main topics that the Nordic Centre of Excellence funded project ARCPATH seeks to answer.

BIO-C3 – Investigating causes, consequences and management implications

BIO-C3 will investigate causes of changes in biodiversity, emphasizing effects on ecosystem functioning and implications for environmental management.

BONUS BalticAPP: well-being from the Baltic Sea – applications combining natural science and economics

BONUS BalticAPP: well-being from the Baltic Sea – applications combining natural science and economics is a project funded by the Bonus program that aims to project the future evolution of the Baltic …

Baltic Sea – Effect of a natural Baltic oxygenation-deoxygenation cycle

An in situ observation and modelling study of the effect of a natural Baltic oxygenation-deoxygenation cycle on benthic recycling of P, N, Si and C.

COCOA – Nutrient COcktails in the COAstal zone of the Baltic Sea

The objective of COCOA is to identify major pathways of nutrients and organic material in various coastal ecosystems around the Baltic Sea.


CRESCENDO (Coordinated research in Earth Systems and climate: experiments, knowledge, dissemination and outreach) will improve the representation of key processes in European Earth System Models …

ClimPoll - Management of cumulative effects of climate change and pollution in coastal seas

The ClimPoll project will increase the understanding of cumulative effects of worldwide adverse human pressures, including pollution, ocean acidification and global warming, on the nature and …

ClimeMarine – Climate change predictions for Marine Spatial Planning

The ClimeMarine project promotes ecosystem-based management of the Swedish seas with climate change considerations through close contact with stakeholders and decision-makers. The project is funded …


Impacts of a changing cryosphere. Depicting ecosystem-climate feedbacks from permafrost, snow and ice.

Formas Fosfor

Impact of accelerated future global mean sea level rise on the phosphorus cycle in the Baltic Sea.

Formas North Sea

Impact of changing climate on circulation and biogeochemical cycles of the integrated North Sea and Baltic Sea system


HazardSupport is a project 2015-2020 where SMHI and SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) collaborate with the aim of developing a risk-based decision support for adaptation to future natural …

JERICO-NEXT - better observations of the status of Europe's coastal waters

The overall aim of the project is to improve observations of the status of Europe's coastal waters by linking existing observation systems and developing new methods. The EU Marine Directive is one …

MyOcean 2

MyOcean 2 is an EU-funded project involving 61 teams in 29 countries in Europe. The main aim of the project is to deliver and operate a sustainable ocean monitoring and forecasting system to users …

NFIX – Estimating Nitrogen FIXation in past and future climates of the Baltic Sea

The NFIX project will estimate Nitrogen FIXation in past and future climates of the Baltic Sea.


Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change

Polar Ice

The aim of the Polar Ice project is to develop a next generation sea ice information service by integrating and building on a wide range of European and national funded activities which incorporate …

Regional spreading of pollutants from fibre banks in the Bothnian Sea

Before 1969, waste and chemicals used in the Swedish forest industry (pulp and paper mills), were allowed to be discharged directly in nature, most often in the closest watercourse. Today, the …

Seatrack Web

The HELCOM Seatrack Web system is a system for tracking oil spills and other hazardous substances and is used by authorities around the Baltic Sea.

Smart Sea – Gulf of Bothnia as Resource for Sustainable Growth

The purpose of the Smart Sea project is to support the growth of commercial marine activities in the Gulf of Bothnia region. The key idea is that sustainable growth can only be attained by planning …