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Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF) is a research centre at Umeå University, organised under the Faculty of Science and Technology and situated in Norrbyn, 40 kilometres south of Umeå. UMF supports marine research and education, and performs environmental analysis on commission of swedish environmental monitoring. We also provide information about research and environmental status, with a particular focus on the Gulf of Bothnia.

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Electronics, batteries and icy conditions

Electronics, batteries and icy conditions

Research On the frozen sea outside the facility of UMF, french scientists are testing instruments intended for autonomous water measurements in cold conditions.


The mesocosms have been launched

The mesocosms have been launched

During fall there has been a febrile activity in the workshop at Umeå Marine Sciences Center. Within the international project AQUACOSM, UMF will develop a type of mesocosm that can withstand harsh arctic conditions. Now the first prototypes are in the water.

EcoChange digs deep into disrupted food web

EcoChange digs deep into disrupted food web

Research Climate change will make the marine food web less efficient, and toxic substances will increase in fish and other organisms. This became clear during the first phase of EcoChange, and now it´s time to dig deeper into these questions. “A large part of our work concerns what the effects of the loss in food web efficiency leads to” says Agneta Andersson, professor in marine ecology at Umeå University and coordinator for EcoChange.

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European infrastructure for climate research

2018-09-17
The large European forum for research infrastructure, ESFRI, points out ecological longterm data series as an important resource for the future. In their Roadmap 2018 they include the LTER-Europe network, of which Umeå University is a member. "This gives us great hopes for the future, says Johan Wi...

Electronics, batteries and icy conditions

2018-03-01
On the frozen sea outside the facility of UMF, french scientists are testing instruments intended for autonomous water measurements in cold conditions.

EcoChange digs deep into disrupted food web

2017-12-08
Climate change will make the marine food web less efficient, and toxic substances will increase in fish and other organisms. This became clear during the first phase of EcoChange, and now it´s time to dig deeper into these questions. “A large part of our work concerns what the effects of the loss in...

The mesocosms have been launched

2017-12-04
During fall there has been a febrile activity in the workshop at Umeå Marine Sciences Center. Within the international project AQUACOSM, UMF will develop a type of mesocosm that can withstand harsh arctic conditions. Now the first prototypes are in the water.


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Umeå Marine Sciences Centre
Norrbyn
SE-905 71 Hörnefors 

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Norrbyn, SE-905 71 Hörnefors

Tel:  +46 90 786 79 74 (office)

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Mesocosm experiments? Apply for funding before October 30:th!

Umeå marine sciences centre is part of the H2020-project Aquacosm. That means you can apply for Transnational Access (TA) funding for mesocosm experiments.

The application deadline is October 30:th. You find more info about how to apply here.