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2nd Baltic Earth Conference
The Baltic Sea Region in Transition
Helsingor, Denmark
11 - 15 June 2018




Job Announcement:
Postdoc for Ecosystem Modelling at Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde (IOW). Application deadline: 14 May More...

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Extending the knowledge of the regional Earth system in the Baltic Sea region

Baltic Earth stands for the vision to achieve an improved Earth system understanding of the Baltic Sea region. This means that the research disciplines of BALTEX continue to be relevant, but a more holistic view of the Earth system encompassing processes in the atmosphere, on land and in the sea as well as in the antroposphere shall gain in importance in Baltic Earth relative to BALTEX. Specific grand research challenges represent interdisciplinary research questions to be tackled by the new programme in the coming years. A major means will be scientific assessments of particluar research topics by expert groups, similar to the BACC approach, which shall help to identify gaps and inconsistencies in the current knowledge. The continuity in basic research fields, structure (secretariat, conferences, publications) and the network (people and institutions) is symbolised by the clearly recognizable logo, being very similar to the BALTEX logo, but still distinctly different.

A science plan is currently in preparation. The intention is to respond flexibly to a continuously on-going definition of core research questions which are identified to be key scientific issues, so-called Grand Challenges for research. These will be identified at conferences and by assessing existing knowledge in a specific research field by dedicated working groups (following the BACC approach). Research foci are planned for periods of about 3-4 years. Baltic Earth will communicate with stakeholders and research funding agencies to promote funding relevant for the Grand Challenges.



Baltic Earth Science Plan 2017

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Baltic Earth/BACC/NOSCCA Session at EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, 23-28 April 2017

3rd Baltic Earth International Summer School, Askö, Sweden, 28 August-4 September 2017: Application Deadline 1 May!!!


Upcoming Events

EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, 23-28 April 2017

11th Baltic Sea Science Congress
12-16 June 2017
Rostock, Germany
3rd Baltic Earth International Summer School, Askö, Sweden, 28 August-4 September 2017

SHIPPING AND THE ENVIRONMENT - From Regional to Global Perspectives
24 - 25 October 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
First Announcement...

For past events look here...

Baltic Earth Newsletter

BACC I (2008) download


New BALTEX Publications here


Bierstedt, Svenja
Decadal to centennial variability of daily wind over Northern Europe and its application to migrating dunes in the Baltic Sea region
Dissertation at University of Hamburg, Germany

New Books

Omstedt, A.
Connecting Analytical Thinking and Intuition: And the Nights Abound with Inspiration.
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
ISBN 978-3-319-27534-5

The BACC II Author Team
Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin
Springer Regional Climate Studies Open Access, 501 p., May 2015
ISBN 978-3-319-16005-4

Omstedt, A.
Guide to process based modelling of lakes and coastal seas. Second Edition.
Springer-Praxis books in Geophysical Sciences, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-17990-2, 2015
ISBN 978-3-319-16005-4 More

Schmidt-Thomé, P., J. Klein (Eds.)
Climate Change Adaptation in Practice - from strategy development to implementation
Wiley Blackwell Book Publication, 327 p., May 2013
ISBN 978-0-470-97700-2 More

Pastuszak, M., Igras, J. (Eds.)
Temporal and spatial differences in emission of nitrogen and phosphorus from the Polish territory to the Baltic Sea
National Marine Fisheries Institute, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute Fertilizer Research Institute, Gdynia, 2012. 448 p. ISBN 978-8361650-08-9

Reckermann, M., K. Brander, B.R. MacKenzie, A. Omstedt (Eds.)
Climate Impacts on the Baltic Sea: From Science to Policy
Series: Springer Earth System Sciences. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg , 2012. 216 p. More

Schmelzer, N., J. Holfort, M. Sztobryn, P. Przygrodzki (Eds.)
Climatological Ice Atlas for the western and southern Baltic Sea (1961-2010)
ISBN 978-3-86987-278-0, BSH No. 2338 More

Omstedt, A.
Guide to Process Based Modeling of Lakes and Coastal Seas
Series: Praxis Books, Geophysical Sciences. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg , 2011. 310 p. More

New Articles

Ahlgren J, Grimvall A, Omstedt A, Rolff C, Wikner J, 2017:
Microplastics in Baltic bottom sediments: Quantification procedures and first results
J Mar Syst 170:22-30, June 2017

Lehmann, A., K. Höflich, P. Post, K. Myrberg, 2017:
Pathways of deep cyclones associated with large volume changes (LVCs) and major Baltic inflows (MBIs)
J Mar Syst 167:11-18, March 2017

Esiukova E., 2017:
Plastic pollution on the Baltic beaches of Kaliningrad region, Russia
Mar Pollut Bull 114(2):1072-1080, January 2017

Zobkov, M., E. Esiukova, 2017:
Microplastics in Baltic bottom sediments: Quantification procedures and first results
Mar Pollut Bull 114(2):724-732, January 2017

Ruosteenoja K, Kämäräinen M, Aniskevicia S, Pirinen P, Mäkelä A, 2016:
Development of climate change scenarios for Latvia for the period until year 2100
FMI publicationsReport 2016:7, December 2016

Svedén J., Walve, J., Larsson, U., Elmgren, R., 2016:
The bloom of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria in the northern Baltic Proper stimulates summer production
J Mar Syst 163:102-112, November 2016

Barkhordarian, A., H. von Storch, E. Zorita, and J. Gómez-Navarro, 2016:
An attempt to deconstruct recent climate change in the Baltic Sea Basin
Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, November 2016

Almroth-Rosell, E., M. Edman, K. Eilola, H.E.M. Meier, J. Sahlberg, 2016:
Modelling nutrient retention in the coastal zone of an eutrophic sea
Biogeosciences 13:5753-5769, October 2016

Stanev, E., J. Schulz-Stellenfleth, J. Staneva, S. Grayek, S. Grashorn, A. Behrens, W. Koch, J. Pein, 2016:
Ocean forecasting for the German Bight: from regional to coastal scales
Ocean Sci., 12, 1105-1136, October 2016

Schimanke, S., H.E.M. Meier, 2016:
Decadal-to-Centennial Variability of Salinity in the Baltic Sea
J Clim 29(20):7173-7188, September 2016

Hünicke B, Zorita E 2016:
Statistical Analysis of the Accerleration of Baltic Mean Sea Level Rise, 1900-2012
Front. Mar. Sci., 22, July 2016

Chubarenko, I., A. Bagaev, M. Zobkov, E. Esiukova, 2016:
On some physical and dynamical properties of microplastic particles in marine environment
Mar Pollut Bull 108(1-2):105-112, July 2016

Noffke, A.., S. Sommer, A.W. Dale, P. Hall, O .Pfannekuch, 2016:
Benthis nutrient fluxes in the Eastern Gotland Basin (Baltic Sea) with particular focus on microbial mat ecosystems
J Mar Syst 158:1-12, June 2016

Wilewska-Bien M, Granhag L, Andersson K, 2016
The nutient load from food waste generated onboard ships in the Baltic Sea
Mar Poll Bull 105 (1):359-366, April 2016

Ruosteenoja K, Jylhä K, Kämäräinen M, 2016:
Climate Projections for Finland under the RCP Forcing Scenarios
Geophysica 51(1):17-50, April 2016

Kuliński K, Hammer K, Schneider B, Schulz-Bull D 2016:
Remineralization of terrestrial dissolved organic carbon in the Baltic Sea
Marine Chemistry 181:10-17, April 2016

Cloern, J., P. Abreu, J. Carstensen, L. Chauvaud, R. Elmgren, J. Grall, H. Greening, J. Johansson, M. Kahru, E. Sherwood, J. Xie, K. Yin, 2016
Human Activities and climate variability drive fast-paced change across the world's estuarine-coastal ecosystems
Global Change Biology 22(2):513-529, February 2016

Ekeroth, N., S. Blomqvist, P. Hall, 2016:
Nutrient fluxes from reduced Baltic Sea sediment: effects of oxygenation and macrobenthos
Mar Ecol Progr Ser 544:77-92, February 2016

Ekeroth, N., M. Kononets, J. Walve, S. Blomqvist, P. Hall, 2016:
Effects of oxygen on recycling of biogenic elements from sediments of a stratified coastal Baltic Sea basin
J. Mar. Syst 154:206-219, February 2016

Kahru, M., R. Elmgren, O.P. Savchuck, 2016:
Changing seasonality of the Baltic Sea
Biogeosciences 13:1009-1018, February 2016

Zhang, Y.J., E. Stanev, S. Grashorn, 2016:
Unstructured-grid model for the North Sea and Baltic Sea: Validation against observations.
Ocean Modelling, 97, 91-108, January 2016

Svenja E. Bierstedt, Birgit Hünicke, Eduardo Zorita, Sebastian Wagner, and Juan José Gómez-Navarro
Variability of daily winter wind speed distribution over Northern Europe during the past millennium in regional and global climate simulations
Clim. Past, 12, 317-338, 2016

Svenja E. Bierstedt, Birgit Hünicke and Eduardo Zorita
Variability of wind direction statistics of mean and extreme wind events over the Baltic Sea region
Tellus A 2015, 67, 29073, 2015

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