ACES researcher secures major grant for tackling uncertainties in climate change research

ACES professor Örjan Gustafsson received 50 million SEK (€5 million) from the Swedish Research Council for a ten-year research project to tackle two major areas of uncertainty in climate research. The award is part of the Distinguished Professors Grant programme that aims to “create conditions for the most distinguished researchers to conduct long-term, innovative research with great potential to achieve …

ACES receives more than 4 million euros in external research funding

Twelve researchers at ACES received a combined 44,3 million SEK (€4,4 million) in external research funding in fiscal year 2017. The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) awarded 12,6- and 18 million SEK (€1,2 million and €1,8 million), respectively, while 29,9 million SEK (€2,9 million) were awarded to a …

Participants of "Climate science at high latitudes," held at the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station in Southern Finland. Photo: Juho Aalto

Report from the first Nordic workshop on e-science tools for climate research

The 10-day workshop on e-science tools for climate research called “Atmospheric science at high latitudes: Online data storage and visualization tools” was successfully held at the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station in southern Finland between 23 October – 2 November 2017. This workshop was the first in a series of three workshops led by Stockholm University (ACES) in collaboration with the …

Study confirms thiamine deficiency behind the eider population decline in Sweden

Lethal deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B1) is widespread among wildlife over large geographical areas in the Northern Hemisphere. Now, researchers from ACES with colleagues from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute show that there is a direct link between thiamine deficiency and the population decline in the common eider in Sweden. Their results are published in the journal Scientific Reports. Thiamine …

Assistant Professor Claudia Mohr, ACES

ACES researcher received prestigious early career award

Assistant Professor Claudia Mohr has been awarded the AS Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Early Career Scientist Award recipients, who are normally from both European and non-European countries, have been selected for ”their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences.”  “I am very happy and honoured to receive this award. The …

ACES researcher contributes to climate report presented in the UN

It is possible to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, but only if the world takes fast action. This is the conclusion in a new report written by 33 leading climate scientists and climate advisors. The report “Well Under 2 Degrees Celsius. Fast Action Policies to Protect People and the Planet from Extreme Climate …

ACES research collaboration drives major government investment to reduce pharmaceuticals in the marine environment

The Swedish Government pledges 180 million SEK (€18 million) for the coming 3 years to implement advanced wastewater treatment methods for reducing the amount of pharmaceutical residues in the marine environment. In an official memo, the Government acknowledged the findings of the MistraPharma research program, which was hosted and lead by ACES researchers, as being influential in the decision to …

Sweden safest country in world, according to 2017 Social Progress Index

Sweden tops the list when it comes to personal safety, according to the 2017 Social Progress Index, published 20 Jun 2017. The index aims to move “beyond GDP” as a measure of a country’s success, and focuses instead on the “social and environmental elements of the performance of countries”. In the area of environmental quality, Sweden is global number two, …

Is sea spray losing its sparkle?

Atmospheric aerosols are tiny particles that scatter and absorb sunlight but also influence climate indirectly through their role in cloud formation. One of the largest sources of aerosols is sea spray which is produced over the world’s oceans. Understanding how these particles take up water from the atmosphere, their so-called hygroscopicity, is important because it determines how much sunlight they …

ACES researcher received award for excellence in aerosol science

Post-doctoral researcher Jenni Kontkanen received the Finnish Association for Aerosol Research (FAAR) Award during the 20th International Conference for Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (ICNAA) in Helsinki, Finland, for her outstanding work in atmospheric nucleation research. “I am happy to receive the award, and I want to thank my Ph.D thesis supervisors Prof. Markku Kulmala and Prof. Veli-Matti Kerminen and other …

The Arctic subsea permafrost is thawing faster than previously thought

The permafrost in the ocean bottom below the East Siberian Arctic Sea is thawing at a rate of 14 cm per year. That’s a lot faster than for permafrost on land and the process may eventually lead to increased global warming through increased release of methane according to a new study published in Nature Communications by ACES researchers and international colleagues. …

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