Phytoplankton Bloom in the Baltic Sea

Cyanobacteria bloom in the Baltic Sea 2015On August 11, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this false-color view of what appears to be a large bloom of cyanobacteria swirling in the Baltic Sea south of Gotland.
Cyanobacteria (or sometimes blue-green algae) are an ancient type of marine bacteria that, like other phytoplankton, capture and store solar energy through photosynthesis. Some are toxic to humans and animals. Moreover, large blooms can cause an oxygen-depleted dead zone where other organisms cannot survive.
Read more: NASA Earth Observatory - Blooming Baltic Sea.

Climate Change Leadership

Uppsala UniversityUppsala University and the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) is seeking candidates for the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership 2016 and beyond.
For further information please see: International Call. Deadline for submission is on 20 September 2015. 

First Call: 3rd BUP PhD Training

BUP PhD Training 2014The 3rd BUP PhD-training will take place in Rogów, Poland on 22-26 November, 2015. We are happy to invite new PhD students from the BUP network universities to apply for participation in the event. The objective is to give PhD students from the BUP countries the possibility to meet and discuss scientific questions with focus on sustainable development in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context.
The programme will be published later.
Applications (Application Form doc) should be sent to the BUP Polish Centre, Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski, no later then 14th of September 2015.
For further information please see the BUP web site

Energy and Environmental Technologies

Euro-Enviroenergy 2016The Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and the Turku University of Applied Sciences, in cooperation with the Baltic University Programme, are jointly organising the “European Symposium on Energy and Environmental Technologies” (EURO-ENVIROENERGY 2016). The event will be held in Turku, Finland, on 20-22 June 2016.
The aims of EURO-ENVIROENERGY 2016 are as follows:
  1. to provide universities, researchers but also cities and municipalities with an opportunity to present their works in the field of energy and environmental  technologies;
  2. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of their own research and projects on energy and environmental technologies, showing successful initiatives and good practice;
  3. to discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topics of energy and environmental technologies, as well sustainable development more closely;
  4. to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation.
Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today.