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Changing phytoplankton community composition and its effect on biogeochemical fluxes in the Baltic Sea (C-Flux)
Project | Published: 2013-04-16

Summary The spring bloom in the Baltic Sea, as in most temperate aquatic systems, is by far the most important phase of the annual succession in terms of primary production as typically 40 t...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Changing phytoplankton community composition and its effect on biogeochemical fluxes in the Baltic Sea (C-Flux)
Expansion of new toxic dinoflagellate blooms in the Baltic Sea: sensitivity to environmental change and ecosystem consequences
Project | Published: 2013-04-17

Summary Recent evidence suggests a growing role of toxic dinoflagellates in the planktonic ecosystem of the Baltic Sea. Alexandrium ostenfeldii (Paulsen) Balech et Tangen is presently t...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Expansion of new toxic dinoflagellate blooms in the Baltic Sea: sensitivity to environmental change and ecosystem consequences
Genetic diversity and phenotypic variability in Baltic Sea phytoplankton populations: Implications for ecological processes and adaptation to environmental change (PHYTOVAR)
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Summary Biodiversity is an important factor for the stability and functioning of ecosystems. Biodiversity at the population level may functionally replace the stabilizing role of species ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Genetic diversity and phenotypic variability in Baltic Sea phytoplankton populations: Implications for ecological processes and adaptation to environmental change (PHYTOVAR)
Multidisciplinary Project on Dissolved Organic Matter loading and its effects on the Baltic Sea (MULTIDOM)
Project | Published: 2013-04-16

Load of organic matter to the Baltic Sea has been identified as the second greatest environmental pressure both in the Bothnian Bay and in the Gulf of Finland by the HELCOM Holistic Assessment. Th...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Multidisciplinary Project on Dissolved Organic Matter loading and its effects on the Baltic Sea (MULTIDOM)
Population genetics and intraspecific diversity of aquatic protists across habitats and eukaryotic clades (PRODIVERSA)
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Summary Pelagic microalgae (or phytoplankton) are primary producers and form the base of the aquatic food web. Consequently they have a major impact on the food web, energy flow and bioge...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Population genetics and intraspecific diversity of aquatic protists across habitats and eukaryotic clades (PRODIVERSA)
Protection of the Baltic Sea: Benefits, Costs and Policy Instruments (PROBAPS)
Project | Published: 2013-04-02

Photo: Riku Lumiaro The project is based on pre-studies, carried...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Protection of the Baltic Sea: Benefits, Costs and Policy Instruments (PROBAPS)
Controls of supporting ecosystem services through the load of terminal electron acceptors (TEA-SERVICES
Project | Published: 2013-04-23

The objective of the project is to show that the status of the ecosystem is not reliant only on nutrient loading but also on Terminal Electron Acceptor (TEA) flux and that through the control of t...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Controls of supporting ecosystem services through the load of terminal electron acceptors (TEA-SERVICES
Ecology of the higher trophic levels of the Baltic Sea
Project | Published: 2014-01-21

Human activities induce a wide range of environmental changes in the sea. These impacts induce changes in the structure and function of the higher trophic levels such as zooplankton, benthic fauna...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Ecology of the higher trophic levels of the Baltic Sea
Iron-manganese concretions in bioremediation of contaminated soils and sediments (COMICS)
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Project description In our project we present an innovative approach where we combine the geochemical character of concretions and the microbial processes present in concretions and apply...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Iron-manganese concretions in bioremediation of contaminated soils and sediments (COMICS)
Real time algal monitoring in the Baltic Sea (Alg@line)
Project | Published: 2015-07-03

        Project objectives and background The Alg@line -project was generated in 1993 to improve the coverage of existing pelagic monitoring in the Bal...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Real time algal monitoring in the Baltic Sea (Alg@line)
Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources (SUBMARINER)
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Objectives of SUBMARINER project The BSR faces enormous challenges including growing transport, new installations, fishery declines, severe marine pollution with excessiv...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources (SUBMARINER)
Trilateral Gulf of Finland co-operation (Estonia, Russia, Finland)
Project | Published: 2013-04-17

Current Next Trilateral Estonian-Finnish-Russian Gulf of Finland Forum From small scales to large scales –The Gulf of Finland Science Days 2017. Read more   Gulf of Finl...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Trilateral Gulf of Finland co-operation (Estonia, Russia, Finland)
Ability of bottom sediments of the Baltic Sea to retain phosphorus and factors influencing it
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Baltic Sea has suffered from anthropogenic phosphorus loading for many decades and phosphorus has accumulated into the bottom sediments. During oxic conditions, surface sediments can retain pho...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Ability of bottom sediments of the Baltic Sea to retain phosphorus and factors influencing it
Alg@line marine monitoring by merchant vessels produces 50 million annual observations in the Baltic
Press release | Published: 2013-04-22

Six merchant vessels sail the Baltic, producing 50 million real-time surface......

Current > Press releases > Alg@line marine monitoring by merchant vessels produces 50 million annual observations in the Baltic
Biogeochemistry of the Baltic Sea in a Changing Climate: From Catchment to Open Sea
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Project description The major aim of this project is to establish a biogeochemical study of the Baltic from the catchment to the open sea to investigate how inorganic and organic matter...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Biogeochemistry of the Baltic Sea in a Changing Climate: From Catchment to Open Sea
Functionality of iron minerals in the environmental processes (FIMIN)
Project | Published: 2013-04-16

Iron has a controlling role in numerous environmental processes by participating dissolution and binding of substances affecting the status of the environment. Iron acts also as a nutrient and it ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Functionality of iron minerals in the environmental processes (FIMIN)
Integrative systems to assess ecological status and recovery of water bodies (WISER)
Project | Published: 2013-04-17

WISER (Water bodies in Europe: Integrative systems to assess ecological status and recovery) has developed tools for the integrated assessment of ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Integrative systems to assess ecological status and recovery of water bodies (WISER)
Life cycles and overwintering of filamentous, nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Short description of the project Life cycles of the Baltic Sea bloom-forming cyanobacteria are, apart from the bloom period, still poorly known. Many phytoplankton species produce speci...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Life cycles and overwintering of filamentous, nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea
PROductivity TOOLs: Automated Tools to Measure Primary Productivity in European Seas (PROTOOL)
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Description of the project In this 3 year project we develop and adapt technology to measure primary production of phytoplankton with automated optical techniques, so that they c...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > PROductivity TOOLs: Automated Tools to Measure Primary Productivity in European Seas (PROTOOL)
Sea ice biogeochemistry and microbial ecology in ice
Project | Published: 2013-04-17

Project description Climate scenarios predict large scale changes in e.g. water balance in Baltic Sea catchment and notable increase in average temperatures. Changes are predicted to affe...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Sea ice biogeochemistry and microbial ecology in ice

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