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The strategic research programme EcoChange

The strategic research programme EcoChange focuses on the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems. Collaboration between several universities enables unique possibilities to perform holistic syntheses of the effects in the Baltic Sea. The research includes different thematic areas, with the Baltic Sea ecosystem as a common denominator.

EcoChange in a nutshell

Climate change
will effect temperature, salinity and nutrients in the Baltic Sea. Dissolved carbon will increase, which will promote bacteria.
The food web
will not be as efficient as earlier, due to the promotion of bacteria. This can lead to decreased fish production and an increase in contaminants.
The Baltic Sea
with its gradients in salinity and temperature acts as an excellent modell for the effects of climate change in marine systems.
Powerful marine research is needed

We need strong and continuous research on the marine environment, says professor Agneta Andersson.

International collaboration within EcoChange

International collaboration leads to strong research of high quality within the research programme EcoChange.

Insight into the research

An arctic adventure

Icebreaker Oden is soon on its way northward. On board are researcher ready for new discoveries.

Knowledge-hungry water management

Collaboration between research and water management is necessary for a healthy marine environment.

Mercury in the marine ecosystem

Erik Björn, researcher at Umeå University, studies the different forms of mercury in the marine ecosystem.


Meet the people, read about what has been done within EcoChange.

Reports and articles

Reports and articles produced within EcoChange. Reportages on the research and the results.


Scientific publications produced within EcoChange.