Asko Laboratory, Himmerfjarden, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre (LTER) - Sweden

Basic Information
Site Name
Asko Laboratory, Himmerfjarden, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre (LTER)
Short name
Asko Laboratory
Country
Sweden
Site Manager
Keywords
benthic fauna
brackish water
coastal waters
coral monitoring
macroalgae
phytoplankton
research vessel
water chemistry
zooplankton
Site Description
Askö Laboratory is a modern field station that offers excellent research facilities and accommodation in the heart of an extensively studied coastal and open sea area with some unbroken data series dating back 4 decades. It is administered by the Stockholm University, Baltic Sea Centre since 2013, former Stockholm University Marine Research Centre (SMF), an organisation devoted to providing research infrastructure to SU and other interested scientists. Long term monitoring of the benthic, phytobenthic and pelagic ecosystems funded mainly by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and to a minor part by the Swedish Environment Protection Board and other organisations are located to the area. One main objective is to integrate research and monitoring to increase in-house, national and international collaboration to optimize available resources and scientific progress. Other objectives: To detect changes in the pelagic, phytobenthic and benthic ecosystems related to eutrophication and climate change, to improve management practices of coastal and open sea areas.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:58
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Geographic
Size
400.00ha
Elevation (average)
5.00msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
20.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Sweden (LTER_EU_SE_005)This site is a verified "LTER Sweden" member.
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