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EcoChange Umeå

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.

The research programme EcoChange
The research programme EcoChange

EcoChange is a part of the government's strategic research initiative on marine environmental research.

EcoChange at Umeå University works mainly within the areas of ecology, marine chemistry and environmental analysis. Within EcoChange research results are translated into advice for authorities for management of the sea areas.

Head of research

Increased coastal diversity
Increased coastal diversity

The species diversity in coastal areas can increase as an effect of climate change.

Knowledge-hungry water management
Knowledge-hungry water management

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

Powerful marine research is needed
Powerful marine research is needed

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