The Baltic Sea and Chesapeake Bay are compared in a course for American students at SLU
From the 12th to the 23rd of May, SLU hosts a group of students from Penn State University, USA. They are here to learn about water quality with a special focus on comparing the situations in the Baltic and in Chesapeake Bay.
- Most students study to be agronomists or environmental scientists, but some have a social sciences orientation. They read this course as a summer course outside of the regular semester, says organizer Karin Blombäck.
An exchange to improve water quality knowledge
- It's great that Penn State University wants to station a two-week course here. As both students and researchers participate, we get response to the research and the environmental analysis we ourselves are doing linked to eutrophication problems. We also gain insight into what is being done at Penn State University and the water quality work that is being done within Chesapeake Bay's catchment area, says Karin.
"There is much we can learn from each other"
A seminar at KSLA on comparative environmental work
In parallel with the course, a symposium on the Baltic Sea and Chesapeake Bay at KSLA, The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, in Stockholm was also organized on May the 20th. Kevin Bishop, Pro Vice Chancellor with responsibility for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment at SLU, inaugurated the seminar together with Jakob Granit, Director for the General Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. Read more about the seminar here.