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Marine science

Marine research at Umeå University is strong and internationally competitive. It deals mainly with questions related to the effects of climate change and human impact on the marine environment, with special focus on the Baltic Sea and land sea interactions. Access to important infrastructure and extensive collaboration with universities worldwide lays the foundation for the strong research. Thereby marine research at Umeå University contributes to society’s strive towards a sustainable future.

Infrastructure

Access to advanced infrastructure strengthens the marine research at Umeå University and opens up for international collaboration. Umeå University takes part in several networks for international coordination of marine infrastructure, such as the EU programmes AquaCosm and eLTER PPP.
The Mesocosm Facility
The Mesocosm Facility

The Mesocosm Facility is one of Europe's most modern and advanced.

Marine analyses
Marine analyses

Biological and chemical analyses of marine samples.

Research vessels Gulf of Bothnia
Research vessels Gulf of Bothnia

At Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF), research vessels are available for research and environmental monitorin...

Trace Analysis Platform (TAP)
Trace Analysis Platform (TAP)

Trace analysis of small molecules in complex matrices, such as environmental and biological samples.

Ongoing research

Formation and spread of methylmercury – the weak link in risk assessment of mercury contaminated sediments
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Importance of pathogenic fungi for the marine carbon cycle
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Effects of browning of coastal waters on marine food web function and quality
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Climate control of biological oxygen consumption in the Baltic Sea
Duration 1 June 2019 until 30 May 2022
Type of project Research project
Adaptive strategies of Arctic prokaryotes at extremely low growth rates
Duration 1 June 2019 until 30 May 2021
Type of project Research project
Assessing the effects of direct measures to reduce eutrophication in a northern Baltic Sea bay
Duration 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
DNA-metabarcoding of marine phytoplankton
Duration 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
Aquatic ecosystems at risk for occurrence of pathogenic bacteria
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 26 November 2018 until 26 November 2023
Type of project PhD project
Deciphering processes controlling the methylmercury burden in oxygen deficient coastal seas
Duration 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
How do stoichiometry and nutritional quality of plankton communities in coastal ecosystems alter with climate change?
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
Changing ice-cover regimes in a warmer climate: Effects on northern aquatic ecosystems
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
Halogenated natural products (HNPs) in Nordic marine ecosystems
Duration 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Coastal benthic and pelagic production in the northern Baltic Sea
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
The stoichiometry of food webs
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 1 June 2013 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project