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Aarhus University welcomes you to the 13th Baltic Sea Science Congress, 2021. The congress will take place at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres (Søauditorierne), beautifully decorated by the Danish artist Per Kirkeby, in the Aarhus University Park.

During the congress, the state-of-the-art in our scientific understanding of the Baltic Sea functioning will be presented and implications for ecosystem management discussed.

In 2021, the update of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan is expected to be adopted and the UN Decade of Ocean Science will commence.

In light of these important milestones, a prime focus of the 13th BSSC will be to establish a platform for connecting scientists and decision makers.

Jacob Carstensen
Aarhus University, Denmark
Chair of Scientific Committee

Topics in short

Theme 1: The Baltic Sea in transition – past, present and future

Theme 2: Baltic ecosystems – diversity, processes and functioning

Theme 3: Emerging threats and potential consequences

Theme 4: Introducing new technologies

Theme 5: Stewardship for the Baltic Sea

Important dates

15 June 2021: Registration open
15 June 2021: Abstract submission open
1 September 2021: Last day for abstract submission
1 September 2021: Last day for early registration
1 October 2021: Programme will be published
1 October 2021: Last day for registration