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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 26 February 2021)


Offshore expeditions - time to apply!

It is time to apply for offshore expeditions in the Gulf of Bothnia 2021. After a period of renovation, the research vessel KBV 181 will be available again for research and environmental monitoring from 1  June, 2021. 

On board there is equipment for biological and chemical sampling and analyses. There are three alternatives for booking time on board:

  1. Subsidized time on board. The purchaser pays 20 percent of the actual cost. Sampling and laboratory equipment is included in the cost, as well as technical support by UMF staff. There are five subsidized days available during 2021. If necessary, applications will be prioritized based on scientific quality and application date. Closing date for application is 1 March 2021. 

  2. The purchaser pays the actual cost. Sampling and laboratory equipment is included in the cost, as well as technical support by UMF staff. A limited number of days are available. Closing date for application is 1 March 2021.

  3. It is also possible to apply for joining the regular environmental monitoring expeditions in the Gulf of Bothnia. Extra sampling can be performed to a limited extent and background data from the environmental monitoring program is available. However, in these cases the route is decided by the environmental monitoring programme. The cost is 1000 SEK per person and day. Apply at least two months in advance.  
    The actual cost for time on board KBV 181 is not yet settled for 2021. During 2020 the cost was approximately 90 000 SEK per day.  

Regular environmental monitoring expeditions 2021

  • April week no 17 (26-29/4)
  • May week no 21 (24-27/5)
  • June week no 23 (7-10/6)
  • July week no 27 (5-8/7)
  • August week no 31 (2-5/8)
  • September week no 37 (13-16/9)
  • October week no 43 (25-28/10)
  • December week no 49 (6-9/12)

Questions regarding KBV 181