Extending the knowledge of the regional Earth system in the Baltic Sea region
Baltic Earth strives to achieve an improved Earth System understanding of the Baltic Sea region as the basis for science-based management in the face of climatic, environmental and human impact in the region. Baltic Earth brings together a broad international research community around core scientific issues identified as fundamental to informing societal efforts to achieve sustainability in the region.
Baltic Earth is an open research network of scientists involved in environmental research in the Baltic Sea basin in all its aspects. It is meant to act as a common science, communication and data platform, with the overall goal to integrate efforts to gain a better understanding of the Earth system of the Baltic Sea region, encompassing processes in the atmosphere, on land and in the sea, as well as processes and impacts related to human activities, i.e. the antroposphere. One goal is to foster the development of coupled models contributing to a regional Earth System Modelling of the Baltic Sea basin.
Baltic Earth research encompasses the disciplines
- Regional Climate Research
- Numerical Modelling as common tool attempting to integrate these disciplines
- Social science to evaluate the role of man in the changing environment
Scientists are invited to be part of the Baltic Earth community if they are active in any of these research fields in the Baltic Sea basin.
The International Baltic Earth Secretariat (IBES) as a focal support point for Baltic Earth is located at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. To learn more about the organisation and its work and community, please feel free to visit the new website!