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Marine research

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

Apply for offshore expeditions

The 2023 plan for expeditions with KBV 181 can be found here. Open for researchers to participate.


List of scientific publications associated to UMF.

Ongoing research at UMF

Research carried out at UMF or using the UMF research infrastructure.
Marine science at Umeå University

Research with focus on the Baltic Sea, climate change and land sea interactions.

UMF research infrastructure

The Mesocosm Facility

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

Ships and boats

Vessels available for research, education and environmental monitoring.


Research divers who work down to a depth of 30 metres.

Experiment halls

Two experimental halls for aquatic scientific experiments in a controlled setting.

Marine analyses

Biological and chemical analyses of marine samples.

Free-floating mesocosms

Transportable mesocosms designed for experiments in harsh and icy conditions.


Fully equipped laboratory spaces for researchers and a teaching laboratory.

Access to data

Direct access to quality-assured data from water sampling via the dBotnia database.

Latest update: 2022-09-07