Meet our researchers at the 10th Baltic Sea Science Congress and learn more about the recent results from the publicly available decision support system Baltic Nest.
Baltic Nest Institute Sweden will be represented at the conference by the researchers Bärbel Müller-Karulis, Oleg Savchuk and Erik Gustafsson, that will present the Baltic Nest models and their applications.
Bärbel Müller-Karulis will give a presentation about how hypoxia affects nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in the Central Baltic Sea. Also, the effects of export of phosphorus from the Central Baltic Sea to neighboring basins will be discussed. June 16, 11:00.
Oleg Savchuk will present the newly developed Simple As Necessary Fish model, SANFISH, that uses the output of the marine biogeochemical models SANBALTS and BALTSEM as forcings for simulation of combined effects of eutrophication, climate change, and fishery on a fish component of the entire Baltic Sea ecosystem. June 16, 16:20.
Erik Gustafsson will show the latest results on total alkalinity in the Baltic Sea. Model calculations demonstrate that the total alkalinity in river loads and North Sea inflows are not by far sufficient to reproduce observed concentrations in the Baltic Sea. Large internal sources generating total alkalinity in the Baltic Sea enhances the sea's ability to buffer atmospheric CO2 and generate a significant carbon sink.