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Marine science

Marine research at Umeå University is strong and internationally competitive. We study grand challenges related to the effects of climate change and human impacts on the marine environment, with focus on sub-Arctic, Arctic and extreme environments and their land sea interactions. Access to important infrastructure and international collaboration lays the foundation for our multidisciplinary research remit. Thereby this research 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

Conduct large scale water and sediment experiments under highly controlled conditions.

Marine analyses

Biological and chemical analyses of marine samples.

Research vessels

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

Trace Analysis Platform (TAP)

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

Ongoing research

Socio-political potential of blue carbon economies in SE Asia
Duration 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2026
Type of project Research project
Gasping for Breath: Exploring the consequences of coastal deoxygenation on microbial processes and ecosystem services
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2027
Type of project Research project
Effects of climate change in the Arctic Ocean and the Baltic Sea
Duration 1 May 2023 until 30 April 2025
Type of project Research project
Nutrients and eutrophication in the Gulf of Bothnia
Research area: Marine science
Duration 1 March 2022 until 29 February 2024
Type of project Research project
Mechanistic principles of methylmercury formation in anaerobe microbial biofilms
Duration 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2025
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
SafeSed – Safe and non-destructive removal of contaminants from sediments
Duration 1 September 2020 until 31 August 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
Adaptation of coastal bacteria to environmental change
Research area: 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 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Adaptive strategies of Arctic prokaryotes at extremely low growth rates
Duration 1 June 2019 until 31 December 2024
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 2024
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
Environmental biofilms
Duration 1 January 2018
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