Marine Environment

The marine environment is a valuable resource for society and its people, for recreation and for transportation. The Baltic Sea is an especially vulnerable sea. It is unique in its brackish-water setting and many species in the marine ecosystem is especially adapted to this environment.

Cyanobacteria Bloom in the Baltic Sea
Cyanobacteria Bloom in the Baltic Sea.

The SMHI oceanographic research unit develop models that bring about understanding of the physical and biogeochemical processes in the seas. The research has a strong research focus on the Baltic Sea and the impact of climate-change and nutrient loads on eutrophication.

Oceanographic research and monitoring at SMHI provides the individual, government, researchers and the international community with data, forecasts and scenarios, and current information.


More information on data and on the marine environment can be found on the SMHI website on marine environment