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UMSC is a research centre at Umeå University, organised under the Faculty of Science and Technology and situated in Norrbyn, 40 kilometres south of Umeå. UMSC 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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Bacteria – lead players in the Baltic Sea

Bacteria – lead players in the Baltic Sea

Research Bacterioplankton are lead players in the Baltic Sea ecosystem. Climate changes will lead to a promotion of bacteria, especially in the northern parts. This will have a major impact on the Baltic Sea ecosystem. Ecochange researcher Daniela Figueroa has looked deep into the role of bacterioplankton in the changing Baltic Sea, and has now successfully defended her thesis.

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Invasive waterflea can change ecosystems in the Bothnian Bay

2016-07-06
The highly bioinvasive water flea, Cercopagis pengoi, has spread from the Caspian Sea to greater parts of the Baltic Sea. In the Bothnian Bay, it seems to meet a barrier in the area between the Bothnian Sea and the Bothnian Bay. Climate change can lead to the barrier of northward spreading is torn d...

Less fish in the future Baltic Sea

2016-06-27
In the northern parts of the Baltic Sea both precipitation and river discharge are expected to increase as a result of climate changes. The increased river discharge will lead to a higher inflow of river-borne dissolved organic matter to the coastal zone, which in turn will promote bacterial product...

Underestimated production on shallow bottoms

2016-05-24
Microalgae growing on sea bottoms in shallow areas have a significant role in the marine ecosystem. A group of EcoChange researchers have studied their contribution to primary production in the northern part of the Baltic Sea, and have received results which show that earlier studies have underestim...

Dissolved organic matter – variation and recommendations for monitoring

2016-05-11
The number of studies focusing om DOM has increased during the last decades for the Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Proper, but such studies are still scarce regarding the Kattegatt and Skagerrak regions.

Bacteria – lead players in the Baltic Sea

2016-04-14
Bacterioplankton are lead players in the Baltic Sea ecosystem. Climate changes will lead to a promotion of bacteria, especially in the northern parts. This will have a major impact on the Baltic Sea ecosystem. Ecochange researcher Daniela Figueroa has looked deep into the role of bacterioplankton in...


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2016-01-13

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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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Transportation to UMF

We arrange for transportation between Hörnefors and Norrbyn for researchers and PhD-students. Please contact Mikael Molin or Monica Johansson a few days ahead.