Building predictive capability regarding the Baltic Sea
organic/inorganic carbon and oxygen systems
What is Baltic-C?
Baltic-C is a BONUS funded project and will develop and apply an integrated ecosystem model framework based on the cycling of organic carbon (Corg) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Baltic Sea water and drainage basin, taking into account fluxes across the atmosphere and sediment interfaces (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1. Processes addressed in Baltic-C
The aim is to provide a tool with which to support the management of the Baltic Sea. The objectives of the project are:
- to achieve significant progress in marine ecosystem modelling by aligning biomass production and oxygen depletion with CO2 dynamics; and
- to provide the first comprehensive integrated assessment of the potential effects of climate change, eutrophication, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration, and acidic deposition on carbon cycling in the Baltic Sea and its catchment area.
- AMBIO Volume 43, Issue 1, February 2014
Special Issue: BONUS+ in Support of the Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Baltic Sea / Guest Editors: Andris Andrusaitis, Maija Sirola and Kaisa Kononen
- Biogeochemical Control of the Coupled CO2–O2 System of the Baltic Sea: A Review of the Results of Baltic-C
by Anders Omstedt, Christoph Humborg, Janusz Pempkowiak, Matti Perttilä, Anna Rutgersson, Bernd Schneider, Benjamin Smith
- Baltic-C Final Report now available here...
- New publications here...
- Karin Wesslander received her Ph.D. degree from University of Gothenburg with her research on "The Carbon Dioxide System in the Baltic Sea Surface Waters". Abstract and Summary can be downloaded here.
- Baltic-C Fourth Scientific Study Workshop on the Baltic Sea carbon cycle
IO-PAS, Sopot, Poland, 24-26 May 2011
- Prof Anders Omstedt (GU gave a talk on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Prof. Bernd Schneider (IOW): Some major achievements during BALTEX Phase II (2003-2012). Festkolloquium am 13 Mai 2001, anlässlich des 65. Geburgstags von Prof. Bernd Schneider, IOW, Warnemuende.
- Baltic-C Third Scientific Study Workshop
Lund University, 8-10 November 2010
- New Baltic-C publications here...
- A new Baltic-C / BALTEX Dissertation:
The Baltic Sea marine system - human impact and natural variations by Erik Gustafsson
Prof. Anders Omstedt (GU): "Modelling the Baltic Sea Marine system on centennial time scale and into the future" University of Szczecin, 15 March 2010
Prof. Bernd Schneider (IOW): "The Baltic Sea CO2 system"
Seminar at Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, 24 March 2010
Baltic-C Second Scientific Study Workshop, Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemuende, 9-10 November, 2009.
The first BALTEX model study related to the Baltic Sea CO2 system is now in press:
Omstedt, A. , Gustafsson, E. and K., Wesslander, (2009). Modelling the uptake and release of carbon dioxide in the Baltic Sea surface water. Continental Shelf Research 29, 870-885. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2009.01.006. View abstract...
- Baltic-C launched at Kickoff Meeting in Gothenburg,
10-11 November 2008
Baltic-C Project Proposal for download here...
Baltic-C Final Report for download here...