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More algal blooms and new species of phytoplankton in Swedish seas

OceanographyClimate

The ongoing phenomenon of climate change is having an impact on marine ecosystems. Researchers from SMHI can show that there is now a greater occurrence of certain types of algal blooms than 40 years ago, and that new species of phytoplankton have become established. This has consequences not only …

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Research provides new knowledge for local climate adaptation measures

HydrologyOceanographyAir QualityClimate

A changed climate with more extreme weather involves a heightened risk of natural hazards if society is not prepared for the new conditions. How do municipalities and other stakeholders use new research in their planning? SMHI and SEI have examined how research can be designed to meet users’ needs.

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Winner of the ClimeMarine Art Contest: creative illustration connecting Marine Spatial Planning and Climate Change

OceanographyClimate

We can proudly present the winner of the ClimeMarine art contest: Malva Crona from Malungs folkhögskola, with a cartoon featuring various aspects of Marine Spatial Planning and climate change.

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Climate change makes reducing eutrophication even more important

OceanographyClimate

Significant reductions in nutrient discharges from the land will result in reduced eutrophication in the Baltic Sea and a better marine environment by 2100 – regardless of how serious the effects of climate change are. These are the findings of research carried out by Stockholm University’s Baltic …

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Cyanobacteria bloom in the Baltic Sea – learn about the phenomenon

Oceanography

This year’s cyanobacteria bloom in the Baltic Sea has just started. The bloom is visible in satellite images from SMHI’s monitoring system ’Baltic Algae Watch System’. SMHI has also created a short informative film raising the awareness about algae and phytoplankton, and their role in the marine …

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Launch of an art contest in marine environment for students on World Oceans Day!

OceanographyClimate

An art contest on the theme climate change impacts on the marine environment is today launched by the ClimeMarine project at SMHI and Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. Students in Sweden are invited to illustrate this exciting and important issue.

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Including a climate perspective in Swedish marine planning

OceanographyClimate

How the climate affects the sea is an important aspect of sustainable marine planning. The latest calculations of how a changed climate may affect the Baltic Sea and the North Sea will be incorporated into Sweden’s current marine planning.

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SMHI helps to determine phytoplankton species in the seas around Sweden

Oceanography

SMHI will be working together with Umeå University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology on a three-year project to evaluate high quality sequencing, or DNA barcoding, as a technique for quickly and reliably determining phytoplankton species in water samples. The project will study diversity, with …

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Current climate information enables marine planning that is sustainable in the long term

OceanographyClimate

Global climate change will affect the seas and the marine ecosystems for a long time to come. Current information about ongoing and future climate change will now be incorporated into Swedish marine planning. SMHI is leading a project in which various stakeholder groups will also be involved in …

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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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