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Earth science

Geoscientific research has to do with the Earth and its history, from both short-term and very long-term perspectives. Geoscientific research covers research in the areas of meteorology, oceanography, geology, quaternary geology, etc. Among other things, this research yields knowledge about weather and climate, climate change, natural resources, disasters and environmental impact.

Mountain-crossing climate research

The Abisko research station is popular among researchers from all over the world for studying climate change.

Marine analyses
Biological and chemical analyses of marine samples.
Research vessels Gulf of Bothnia
At Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF), research vessels are available for research and environmental monitoring. UMF conducts regular sampling...
Just One-Third of the World’s Longest Rivers Remain Free-Flowing

A study in Nature shows new global assessment of the planet’s remaining free-flowing rivers.

An integrative framework for understanding and predicting the role of inland waters in the carbon cycle
Research area: Earth science
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2025
Type of project Research project
Impact of forestry on greenhouse gas release from streams
Duration 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Climate impact on sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in high-latitude lakes
Duration 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
Climate change induced regime shifts in Northern lake ecosystems
Duration 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Research area at the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research area: Earth science