The 2012-results published by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) reveal that the extremely low oxygen conditions in the Baltic Sea continues. Both the areal extent and the volume of hypoxia and anoxia are elevated to levels never seen before. Approximately 20% of the bottoms, corresponding to a water volume of 12%, were affected by anoxic conditions in the Baltic Sea during 2012. Read more (?) = The SMHI-report
Somewhat depressing news – Yes! But, the UC4LIFE makes a difference here…
Since many of our project actions will contribute to a long-term reduction of nutrient run-off from our rivers into the Baltic Sea, the UC4LIFE helps to clean up the Baltic Sea. One major UC4LIFE-objective is also to disseminate our results and initiate additional water management projects that will further improve the water quality in the Baltic region.
The UC4LIFE-team looks forward to continue its work during 2013 together with friends, partners and associates all around Sweden and Europe.