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Collecting samples from ice.

Image: Mattias Pettersson

Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF)

We contribute to the sustainable development of resilient productive marine ecosystems in Arctic, sub-Arctic and extreme environments.

Open/opening positions

We have several positions open, or opening soon, at Umeå Marine Sciences Centre. Follow this link for details!

Take the bus to UMF!

It is now possible to go by bus all the way to UMF in Norrbyn! We have set up a free morning trip from Hörnefors railway station (Hörnefors resecentrum) to Norrbyn for those who spend the day at UMF. You can easily get to Hörnefors by train from Umeå. During the afternoon, there are several options to choose between.

Timetable (pdf)

Research at UMF

Welcome to UMF!

UMF is a hub for marine research in arctic, subarctic and extreme environments. Here, scientists from all over the world meet to perform research at sea or in our advanced indoor facilities.

Research vessel KBV 181

KBV 181 is used for research and environmental monitoring. Onboard, there is advanced equipment for sampling and for biological and chemical analyses. Welcome to join our expeditions!

UMF Umeå marina forskningscentrum
The Borealis UMF Fellowships and Internships

We invite internationally competitive candidates to apply for research fellowship or Internship awards.

Our engagements

Marine research

UMF is a dynamic environment for marine research including a complete suite of analytical platforms.

Monitoring the sea

UMF designs monitoring programs, performs sampling and analyzes and validates results.

Public engagement

Public engagement is a key activity for UMF. We work in cooperation with other universities and institutions.

Latest news

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Microbes hitchhike to the sea

Freshwater microbes hitchhike with plastic particles to the sea. Does it affect microbes in seawater?

Odling av koraller.
Environmental awareness – the key to successful reef restoration

More consideration to current and future environmental conditions may improve coral reef restoration success.

Blue carbon project receives over SEK 5 million

Development of a policy roadmap for 'blue carbon' is awarded over SEK 5 million in research funding.

Disease-causing bacteria thrive in browner water

A new thesis reveals how climate change can promote potentially dangerous bacteria in the Baltic Sea.

Phytoplankton uptake of mercury controlled by thiols

Thiols control how much mercury enters the food web in aquatic environments.

Ceremonial award ceremony with The Crown Princess

Two professors were awarded with Baltic Sea-prize at ceremony in the Hall of Mirrors.

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