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




PostDoc for Ocean Colour and Carbon Cycle at ESA.
Application deadline: 12 Nov 2018. More...

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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. More...


1st Baltic Earth Winter School on
Analysis of Climate Variability
Warnemünde, Germany
22 - 29 March 2019
Application Deadline: 15 December 2018

2nd Baltic Earth Conference

Aftermath page now updated with photos, session summaries and more…

Thank you to the 130 participants (of which about a third were Young Scientists) for a great conference!

Call for Papers: A "Research Topic" on the conference theme has been installed in "Frontiers in Earth Science", so you are invited to submit a paper...

Baltic Earth has been approved as full Regional Hydroclimate Project (RHP) of the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP). GEWEX, the Global Energy and Water Exchanges project is part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

Baltic Earth-MedCORDEX-COST Workshop on Regional Climate System Modelling for the European Sea Regions in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, successfully terminated. More...

Workshop on Cryospheric Extremes, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, 25-27 April 2018. Registraion deadline extended to 13 March. More...

Baltic Earth Newsletter #4 out now! Here...

New Baltic Earth contributions in OXFORD RESEARCH ENCYCLOPEDIA "Climate Science" here...

Baltic Earth projects page update... here...

BONUS Call 2017 "Synthesis" open! More....

3rd Baltic Earth Newsletter Download here...

Baltic Earth back in the GEWEX family
For 20 years, BALTEX had been associated with GEWEX, the Global Energy and Water Exchanges programme of the World Climate Research Programme WCRP, as a Regional Hydroclimate Project (RHP). After the transition to Baltic Earth with a modified steering group and portfolio, it was decided to continue this fruitful international cooperation and re-apply for status as RHP in the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP). At the recent meeting in Gif-sur-Mer, France in October 2016, Baltic Earth was accepted as initial phase RHP by the GHP steering group. More on GEWEX...

High BACC II book download numbers
The book was published in April 2015 as Open Access book with Springer, and the download numers have since been astonishing. Springer has registered a total of approximately 90,000 chapter downloads, of which about 50,000 were in 2015. With that, BACC II was among the top 25% most downloaded Springer eBooks in the relevant collection in 2016. More on BACC and download links for BACC I and II ...

BONUS BALTICAPP now a Baltic Earth affiliated project. More...



Baltic Earth Science Plan 2017

Now available for download...

3rd Baltic Earth International Summer School, Askö, Sweden, 28 August-4 September 2017


Upcoming Events

1st Baltic Earth Winter School on
Analysis of Climate Variability
Warnemünde, Germany
22 - 29 March 2019

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Baltic Earth Contributions to the
"Climate Science"

New Baltic Earth Publications here

1st Baltic Earth Conference, Nida, Lithuania, 13-17 June 2016
Special Issue: Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic Sea region.
Editors: Meier M, Rutgersson A, Smith B, Reckermann M, Didenkulova I
Earth Syst Dynam 8, 2017


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

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.,

Harff J, Furmańczyk K, von Storch H (eds)
Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East
Springer Coastal Research Library, Vol. 19 Open Access, ISBN: 978-3-319-49892-8 (Print) 978-3-319-49894-2 (Online) May 2017

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

New Articles


Deng J, Wu J, Zhang W, Dudzinska-Nowak J, Harff J, 2019:
Characterising the relaxation distance of nearshore submarine morphology: A southern Baltic Sea case study

Geomorphology 327:365-376, February 2019


Dabuleviciene T, Kozlov IE, Vaiciute D, Dailidiene I, 2018:
Remote Sensing of Coastal Upwelling in the South-Eastern Baltic Sea: Statistical Properties and Implications for the Coastal Environment

Remote Sens 10(11):1752, November 2018

Bieser J., Schrum C., 2018:
Evaluation of the Impact of Air-Sea Exchange on Atmospheric Mercury Concentrations.

In: Mensink C., Kallos G. (eds) Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXV. ITM 2016. Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer

Stanev E, Pein J, Grashorn S, Zhang Y, Schrum C, 2018:
Dynamics of the Baltic Sea Straits via Numerical Simulation of Exchange Flows
Ocean Modelling 131:40-58, November 2018

Börgel F, Frauen C, Neumann T, Schimanke S, Meier HEM, 2018:
Impact of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on Baltic Sea variability.
Geophysical Research Letter 45, September 2018

Placke M, Meier HEM, Gräwe U, Neumann T, Liu Y, 2018:
Long-term mean circulation of the Baltic Sea as represented by various ocean circulation models.
Front Mar Sci 5:287, September 2018

Hieronymus J, Eilola K, Hieronymus M, Meier HEM, Saraiva S, Karlson B, 2018:
Causes of simulated, longterm changes in chlorophyll concentrations in the Baltic Sea.
Biogeosciences 15:5113-5129, August 2018

Kulinski K, Szymczcha B, Koziorowska K, Hammer K, Schneider B, 2018:
Anomaly of total boron concentration in the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea and its consequence for the CO2 system calculations.
Mar Chem 204:11-19, August 2018

Saraiva S, Meier HEM, Andersson H, Höglund A, Dieterich C, Gröger M, Hordoir R, Eilola K, 2018:
Baltic Sea ecosystem response to various nutrient load scenarios in present and future climates
Clim Dyn (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4330-0, July 2018

Meier HEM, Eilola K, Almroth-Rosell E, Schimanke S, Kniebusch M, Höglund A, Pemberton P,  Saraiva S, 2018:
Disentangling the impact of nutrient load and climate changes on Baltic Sea hypoxia and eutrophication since 1850.
Clim Dyn 1-22, June 2018

Bauer B, Meier HEM, Casini M, Hoff A, Margoński P, Orio A, Saraiva S, Stenbeek J, Tomczak MT, 2018:
Reducing eutrophication increases spatial extent of communities supporting commercial fisheries: a model case study. ERRATUM
ICES J Mar Sci 75(3):1155, May 2018

Meier HEM, Väli G, Naumann M, Eilola K, Frauen C, 2018:
Recently accelerated oxygen consumption rates amplify deoxygenation in the Baltic Sea.
J Geophys Res 123(5):3227-3240, April 2018

Bauer B, Meier HEM, Casini M, Hoff A, Margoński P, Orio A, Saraiva S, Stenbeek J, Tomczak MT, 2018:
Reducing eutrophication increases spatial extent of communities supporting commercial fisheries: a model case study.
ICES J Mar Sci 75(4):1306-1317, January 2018



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