2014-02-26 - 2014-02-27
The fourth meeting of the project for the review of the HELCOM Pollution Load User System (HELCOM PLUS), run between 2013 and 2015, is held in Helsinki 26-27 February with Bo Gustafsson from BNI Sweden participating The project aims to modernize the HELCOM waterborne pollution load compilation ( PLC ) database, and develop a web application to access the data. This would provide a more efficient data system both for reporting and retrieving data derived from pollution discharges into the Baltic Sea, and introduce and automatic quality assurance system ensuring more comparable, consistent and validated data. The realization of the PLUS project is proposed with the purpose of improving the processes involved in the PLC-6 reporting, serving at the same time as a basis for the following PLC assessments and the follow up on evaluating fulfilment of BSAP nutrient reduction targets project.
2014-02-24 - 2014-02-26
Fifth Meeting of the HELCOM Sixth Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation Project (2012-2017) The project is an implementation of HELCOM Recommendation  26/2  to, every sixth year carry out a pollution load assessment (PLC) including a quantification of waterborne point, diffuse and natural sources. The timing of the PLC-6 report will also provide those Contracting Parties that are EU member states with input for 2018 reporting requirements under the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Furthermore, the results of the PLC-6 project will provide valuable information for assessing progress in reaching the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan nutrient reduction targets, including expected nutrient reductions as a result of implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) river basin management plans by the HELCOM EU countries and to overall evaluate effectiveness of nutrient reduction measures taken within the Baltic Sea catchment area.
2014-02-23 - 2014-02-28
The 17th Ocean Sciences Meeting is an international gathering held 23-28 February in Honululu, Hawaii. It includes over 5000 oral and poster presentations, stimulating plenary talks and a refreshing keynote by National Geographic Explorer, Elisabeth Kapu'ueailani Lindsey . BNI Contribution Bärbel Müller-Karulis, researcher at BNI Sweden with expertize in food webs, will present some of her and her colleagues' work at Session 068: Understanding biogeochemical and ecosystem response to natural and human-induced interactions, drivers and pressures in coastal regions : B. Müller-Karulis , B. Gustafsson , O. Savchuk . Regime Shifts in Baltic Sea biogeochemical cycles driven by nutrient loads and climate change. BEAM session Results from BEAM, Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management, one of the large research programs in which BNI is involved, will be presented during the session 172 “Multiple drivers affecting ecosystem function in estuarine and coastal waters ”. Examples of BNI contributino to this BEAM session are: * Fransner, F., Meier, H.M., Humborg, C. , Mörth, C.M . Nycander, J.: Quantifying sinks of terrestrial doc in the Baltic Sea * Deutsch, B., Bonaglia, S., Humborg, C. , Bruechert, V.: Phosphate fluxes and phosphate source identification in the Himmerfjärden (Baltic Sea) General information about ASLO 2014 Read more about the meeting here Follow the meeting on Twitter: The meeting is co-sponsered by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO ), the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and The Oceanography Society (TOS) .
2014-02-12 - 2014-02-12
Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre invites everyone active in and/or interested about marine issues at Stockholm University to Baltic Bar. An opportunity to hang out, discuss and get updated on your colleagues marine research. PROGRAM 12 February 17:00 The management of the Baltic Sea Centre presents the organisation and current and future activities and events 17:15 How can you as researchers become part of the communication on marine issues? 17:30 to 22:00 Mingle with bar at cost price Warmly welcome and please bring cash ! Note that the presentations are held in Swedish. Stockholms universitets Östersjöcentrum bjuder in alla marint verksamma vid Stockholms universitet till Baltic Bar. Ett tillfälle att umgås, diskutera och uppdatera sig på kollegors marina forskning. Program 17:00  Ledningen för  Östersjöcentrum  berättar om verksamheten och vad som är på gång 17:15  Hur kan du som forskare bli en del av kommunikationen om marina frågor? 17:30-22:00  Mingel med bar till självkostnadspris Varmt välkommen och ta gärna med kontanter !
2013-11-25 - 2013-11-29
2013-11-19 - 2013-11-22
MONAS, the HELCOM Monitoring and Assessment Group, holds its 19th meeting in Helsinki 19-22 November. MONAS looks after one of HELCOM’s key tasks by assessing trends in threats to the marine environment, their impacts, the resulting state of the marine environment, and the effectiveness of adopted measures. This work forms the basis for the work of HELCOM’s other main groups, and helps to define the need for additional measures. HELCOM MONAS aims to ensure that HELCOM’s monitoring programmes are efficiently used through horizontal co-ordination between the Commission’s five permanent working groups. BNI Participation * MONAS is chaired by Prof. Anna Stiina Heiskanen Other BNI researchers part of regular MONAS meetings are among others Bo Gustafsson and Jacob Carstensen , but many BNI researchers are active in the group´s work.
2013-11-07 - 2013-11-08
The understanding of the value and function of the ecosystem services provided by the Baltic Sea is still limited. For that reason HELCOM , the Swedish Environmental Ministry , UNEP , Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Nordic Council of Ministers will organize a workshop on the economic valuation of marine and coastal ecosystem services in the Baltic Sea. BNI contribution Fredrik Wulff , will present Challenges of reaching a clean Baltic Sea In addition, research results from the BalticSTERN report and project , where Marmar Nekoro , Berit Hasler and others at BNI have contributed, is presented. Further information Read more about the workshop in the provisional agenda
2013-11-03 - 2013-11-07
The 22nd biennial conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) will be held in Dan Diego 3-7 November, with the theme "Toward resilient coasts and estuaries, science for sustainable solutions" The CERF 2013 conference provides a forum to share the best science, across multiple disciplines in an effort to advance theunderstanding and wise stewardship of global coastal and estuarine environments. The conference will have four "internal symposia" Managing nutrients in a changing world Sea level rise - new, certain and everywhere Acidification impacts on estuaries Anthropogenic facilitation of species invasions BNI Contribution Jacob Carstensen will present " The phytoplankton composition across the world’s coastal ecosystems "; a desciptive analysis covering 85 different coastal ecosystems, 40 of which are from the Baltic Sea. Dennis Swaney will give a special session in under the theme Managing nutrients in a changing world on " Nutrient Fluxes and Nutrient Accounting in Coastal Catchments and Water Bodies: Methods and Applications ", also discussing potential management implications. BNI research will also be presented in other presentations, including research by Alf Norkko and Timo Tamminen .
2013-10-28 - 2013-10-29
The aim of this meeting is the continued development of working relations between the Swedish, Danish and Finnish divisions of BNI. The meeting will also include presentations and discussion regarding e.g. the HELCOM ministerial meeting and the BSAP revision, BONUS applications, updates in the decision support system Nest, cost-benefit analysis, modelling and scenarios of and for agriculture and atmospheric deposition. 
2013-10-13 - 2013-10-17
The fast economic growth and related human activities worldwide are dramatically influencing the environment, from river catchments to estuaries and seas. This conference is a global event with participants from all over the world, providing a forum for exchanging and sharing experiences with colleagues and leaders in the field. BNI Contribution Bo Gustafsson will give a presentaton on " Calculation of maximum allowable inputs and country-wise nutrient load reduction targets for the HELCOM Baltic Sea action plan revision 2013 " Conference Topics Functioning of estuarine and coastal waters Estuarine Wetlands, their understanding, restoration, rehabilitation, filter function and role in human health Inputs to aquatic ecosystems of contaminants, nano-particles, nutrients; partitioning, bioavailability, bioaccumulation and health Coastal water - Catchment links, implications and sustainable solutions Eutrophication, anoxia and harmful algal blooms Environmental challenges and remediation in view of climate change and related phenomena Geomorphological, physical and ecological effects of engineering constructions within estuarine systems and coastal waters Estuarine ecosystem health and governance EMECS Session  "Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas" LOICZ East Asia - Yantai Node Session  "River mouths and coastal sustainability" SKLEC Session  "Effects of human activities and global change on hydro-morphological processes in estuaries and coastal areas" Quantifying economic and ecological sustainability Economic development and ecological and socio-cultural risks: the socio-cultural-economic-ecology interface Technical developments in detecting change and managing heavily modified estuaries Strategies and Tools for improved estuarine management Special Session/Workshop “Writing, refereeing and publishing scientific papers”
Baltic Nest Institute Sweden
Baltic Sea Centre, Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden, +46-8-16 37 18
Baltic Nest Institute Denmark
Aarhus University, Fredriksborgsvej 399
DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, +45 4630 1200
Baltic Nest Institute Finland
Finnish Environment Institute, P.O. Box 140
FI-00251 Helsinki, Finland, + 358 20 610 123