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SMHI oceanographic research unit is involved in many national and international projects to develop and link ocean modeling and observations to core services and to fundamental research questions including historical reconstructions and climate change in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Arctic regions.

On-going projects

Vattenförvaltningen is an internal project at the SMHI aimed at maintaining and developing good services at The vattenweb website supports the management of Swedish water bodies by making measurements and model data available to decision makers and the public. Research topics are sustainable use of water resources, contaminants, and good ecological status.

Vetenskapsrådet Fyrskepp aim to reconstruct and project Baltic Sea climate variability in the period 1850-2100 using long records of recently digitized lightship data and employing a high-resolution regional climate model for attribution studies. Period: 2013-

Vetenskapsrådet Baltic natural oxygenation project will determine effects of natural oxygenation of previously anoxic bottoms of the Baltic proper, and the subsequent return to anoxia, on the capacity of sediments to recycle/sequester biogenic elements.


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 …

BONUS ECOSUPPORT study the combined impact of climate change and nutrient loads on the marine ecosystem of the Baltic sea.

BEAM is a research program on ecosystem-based management of the Baltic Sea. It coordinates existing projects and incorporates different disciplines in one research program with the aim to strengthen Baltic Sea research and thus provide a better basis for policy decisions, directives and environmental targets. Research topics include Baltic Sea ecosystems, contaminants, management of natural resources and ecological models for environmental management.

Länsförsäkringar Future Risk of Coastal flooding studies climate-change impacts on the risk of storm-surge flooding at the west coast of Sweden. 2013-2016. SMHI Contact: Helén Andersson