Centre for Coastal Ecosystem
and Climate Change Research
The Centre for Coastal Ecosystem and Climate Change Research (CoastClim) evaluates the links between coastal biodiversity, carbon cycling, and climate feedbacks. The data will serve as a foundation of a new decision-support system to improve the use and management of coastal ecosystems with the potential for climate change mitigation.
The development of CoastClim is part of a strategic partnership between the University of Helsinki (UH) and Stockholm University (SU) that focuses on strengthening collaborative marine ecosystem and climate change research between universities.
Characterize benthic and pelagic biodiversity descriptors that link to carbon cycling.
Explore carbon dynamics across the sediment – water column – atmosphere interfaces.
Partition the contribution of greenhouse gases and aerosols from land and sea in the coastal zone.
Bridge the gap between science and policy.
The multidisciplinary research team of CoastClim brings together a unique combination of expertise in marine ecology, biogeochemistry, atmospheric sciences, and ecosystem modelling. A dedicated group of science communicators will use the collected data to engage with society’s decision-making bodies to deliver advice on policy, management, and regulation. Read more >>