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3rd Baltic Earth Conference
Earth system changes and Baltic Sea coasts
Jastarnia, Hel peninsula, Poland
1 - 5 June 2020




Tenure track scientist position available in regional climate modeling at Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea research Warnemünde (IOW), apply by 15 October 2020. More...

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Upcoming Events

4 November 2020:
Baltic Sea Day 2020
, organized by Baltic Sea Centre of Stockholm University. Online. More...

16-17 December 2020:
Online Conference on Marginal Seas – Past and future

1-2 December 2020:
CommOcean 2020. 4th International Marine Science Communication Conference. Sopot, Poland. Online.

More upcoming events...

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Baltic Earth Assessment Report

Baltic Earth Science Plan 2017

Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin

Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin
Ostseeküste im Klimawandel

Climate Impacts on the Baltic Sea:  From Science to Policy

Baltic Earth Contributions to the
"Climate Science"

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

Baltic Earth strives to achieve an improved Earth System understanding of the Baltic Sea region as the basis for science-based management in the face of climatic, environmental and human impact in the region. Baltic Earth brings together a broad international research community around core scientific issues identified as fundamental to informing societal efforts to achieve sustainability in the region. These “Grand Challenges” are tackled through joint research efforts, workshops, conferences and capacity building events accompanied by a continuous process of synthesis of the current state of knowledge. Communication with stakeholders and research funders aims to ensure impact and relevance of the research. Baltic Earth targets the atmosphere, land and marine environment of the Baltic Sea, its drainage basin and nearby areas with relevance for the Baltic Sea region. Background


Online Conference on

Marginal Seas – Past and future

16-17 December 2020, 1-6 pm CET, online

Register by 1 December here...

2nd International Baltic Earth Winter School on

Analysis of Climate Variability

17 - 26 March 2021, online

Application deadline: 15 December 2021: https://www.io-warnemuende.de/bews.html

Baltic Earth Assessment Report BEAR and EN CLIME processes underway...

Baltic Earth Assessment Reports with BACC III now in the making

One of the goals of Baltic Earth when it inherited BALTEX, was the assessment of the current state of the science in different research fields in the Baltic Earth context, similar to the BACC approach for climate change. Now, 6 years after the establishment of Baltic Earth, and 2 international conferences, 23 workshops/seminars/sessions and 5 summer schools later, a series of extensive assessment reports, called BEAR (Baltic Earth Assessment Reports), is underway. For each of the Baltic Earth Grand Challenges, a team of experts from the Baltic Earth network is now collecting information and reading publications to wrap together the current state of knowledge in the respective research fields, including uncertainties and gaps in knowledge.

A special case of the BEAR reports is the assessment of regional climate change and its impacts. This report will be the update to BACC II, which had been published as a book in 2015. The upcoming BACC III report will add new knowledge and possibly challenge old knowledge, while summarizing but not repeating the valid information from BACC II.

As for the previous two BACC books, there will be a close collaboration with HELCOM, the intergovernmental organization for the protection of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea. HELCOM will in the future more strongly integrate climate change aspects into their work, e.g. into the update of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan. Moreover, HELCOM plans to publish recapitulatory, easily accessible climate “fact sheets” for practitioners, decision makers and the public, which shall be based on the BACC III and BACC II material. Baltic Earth scientists will also be part of an expert network on climate (EN Clime) which will look over the sound scientific statements of the fact sheets.

The peer reviewed BEAR reports are expected to be published sometime in 2020, as a special issue in an Open Access scientific journal. More...


New Baltic Earth Publications

New Books

Omstedt , A.
A Philosophical View of the Ocean and Humanity
Springer Earth and Environmental Science, Print ISBN 978-3-030-36679-7, Online ISBN 978-3-030-36680-3, February 2020

Schneider B, Müller JD
Biogeochemical Transformations in the Baltic Sea
Springer Oceanography, eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-61699-5, Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-61698-8, 110p.,

Snoeijs-Leijonmalm P, Schubert H, Radziejewska T (eds)
Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea
Springer Netherlands Science+Business Media, eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-0668-2, Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-0667-5, 683p.,

New Articles


Stokowski M, Schneider B, Rehder G, Kulinksi K, 2020:
The characteristics of the CO2 system of the Oder River estuary (Baltic Sea)
J Mar Syst 211:103418, 2020, 11, November 2020

Miettunen E, Tuomi L, Myrberg K, 2020:
Water exchange between the inner and outer archipelago areas of the Finnish Archipelago Sea in the Baltic Sea,
Ocean Dynamics 2020, 11, 227; https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-020-01407-y, September 2020

Ma, X, Sun M, Lennartz ST, Bange, HW., 2020:
A decade of methane measurements at the Boknis Eck Time Series Station in Eckernförde Bay (southwestern Baltic Sea)

Biogeosciences 17:3427-3438. doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3427-2020, July 2020

Ho-Hagemann HTM, Hagemann S, Grayek S, Petrik R, Rockel B, Staneva J, Feser F, Schrum C, 2020:
Internal model variability in the regional coupled system model GCOAST-AHOI,
Atmosphere 2020, 11, 227; doi:10.3390/atmos11030227


Kowalewska-Kalkowska H, Kowalewski M, 2019:
Combining satellite imagery and numerical modelling to study the occurrence of warm upwellings in the southern Baltic Sea in winter
Remote Sens 11(24):2982 December 2019

Meier HEM, Dieterich C, Eilola K, Höglund A, Radtke H, Saraiva S, Wahlström I, 2019:
Future projections of record-breaking sea surface temperature and cyanobacteria bloom events in the Baltic Sea
Ambio 48(11):1362-1376 November 2019

Ruosteenoja K, Vihma T, Venäläinen A, 2019
Projected Changes in European and North Atlantic Seasonal Wind Climate Derived from CMIP5 Simulations
JCLI 32:6467-6490, October 2019

Myrberg K, Korpinen S, Uusitalo L, 2019
Physical oceanography sets the scene for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive implementation in the Baltic Sea
Mar Pol 107:103591, October 2019

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