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ECOSUPPORT : Advanced modeling tool for scenarios of the Baltic Sea ecosystem to support decision making


ECOSUPPORT addresses the need for policy relevant information on the combined future impacts of climate change and industrial and agricultural practices in the Baltic Sea catchment on the Baltic Sea ecosystem. The project developed a multi-model system tool to assess the combined effect of climate change and nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea. The main aim is to develop and provide a multi-model system tool to support decision makers. ECOSUPPORT information will be made readily available for all policy makers concerned with a Baltic Sea unaffected by eutrophication and the adaptation to climate change.

Project information

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW); Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE); Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI); Baltic Nest Institute (BNI) at Stockholm University, Sweden; P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences; Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory at Göteborg University; Danish Institute for Fishery Research at Technical University of Denmark; Institute of Oceanology PAS (IO PAN), Poland; Marine Systems Institute, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Finnish Meteorological Institute; Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany); Center for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University, Sweden

Source of funding
Baltic Organisations Network for Funding Science (BONUS)

Reference information



eutrophication, multi-model system tool, nutrient loads



Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures


Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment


Agriculture, Biodiversity, Coastal areas, Marine and Fisheries, Water management

Geographic characterization


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