8 Jun


SLU Water Forum celebrates the World Oceans Day

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Blue sea and blue sky. Trees on the horizon.

Below we present a selection of news about research on oceans at SLU.

Since we have many experts in Baltic Sea and marine issues at SLU, we have also compiled a list sorted by subject area, with a description of each person's expertise (in Swedish).

  • Protect the fish - save the seas
    Is there hope for our oceans? Countries around the world have promised to protect a third of all maritime areas. These pledges now need to be put into practice; to make smart decisions, we will need excellent data.

  • New tool launched on ocean impact in the Western Indian Ocean
    With a web-based tool – WIO Symphony – we can analyse the cumulative environmental impacts of human activities and the outcome of different ocean management scenarios in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO).
  • Opportunities and challenges of aquaculture
    Aquaculture, farming of animals and plants in water, has great potential to provide us with food for the future. An episode of the SLU Future Food podcast Feeding your mind looks at the opportunities and problems of aquaculture.

  • A competence center for algal toxins and phytoplankton blooms
    We can expect toxic algal blooms to become more common as the climate changes. To meet these challenges, we are launching a competence center for algal toxin analysis and the biology of toxic algae.
  • SLU and the Baltic Sea Science Center
    Interested in the Baltic Sea? Discover all about it at the Baltic Sea Science Center (BSSC) at Skansen, Stockholm, or join our digital events. SLU proudly contributes to the content of the exhibitions and the aquariums.


Time: 2023-06-08 -
City: Online
Additional info:

The World Oceans Day

Since the the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 the World Oceans Day has been celebrated June 8, to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives.

SLU – a water university

Water is essential to life. At SLU more than 400 researchers and experts work with water-related issues, from source to sea. Our knowledge contributes to achieving the global sustainable development goals focusing on water quality, life in water and the human use of water resources. Learn more at www.slu.se/waterforum.


Jens Olsson, coordinator of SLU Water Forum and SLU's participation at the Baltic Sea Science Center (BSSC). jens.olsson@slu.se, +46104784144.