We lead and participate in several research projects and programmes.
The research topics cover a broad environmental perspective and include projects on for example waste, air pollution, energy, climate change impacts, and chemicals. Funding comes from the Swedish EPA, Mistra and the Swedish Energy Agency among others.
Some of our appropriation-funded research projects are listed below:
CLEO, Climate Change and Environmental Objectives, is a three-year research program which will produce models and scenarios on the impacts of climate change on the national environmental objectives.
An international interdisciplinary research program in support of future climate policy development.
COHIBA - Control of hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea region
Pollution caused by hazardous substances still poses risks to the Baltic Sea area. Loads and impacts of some hazardous substances have been reduced considerably during the past 20-30 years, but concentrations of some other substances have increased in the marine environment. The COHIBA project will identify the sources and inputs of eleven hazardous substances, which are largely unknown and develop measures to reduce these substances.
A Swedish research project aiming at minimizing the environmental effects of forest ditch network maintenance on stream water chemistry and benthic fauna.
Environment and Trade in a World of Interdependence.
ERMES, European Research Group on Mobile Emission Sources, is a European network for the coordination of research, development and data collection in the automotive emission area with Swedish participation.
Four years of research focusing on the design of economic climate policy instruments to promote long term, cost-effective global mitigation, taking into account the uncertain international policy situation.
The washing machine of the future: 70 percent less water, 60 percent less energy, 25 percent less detergents.
The aim of the Swedish Clean Air Research Program (SCARP) is to increase the scientific understanding of air pollution effects to human health and environment, in order to support policy development in Sweden and Europe.
The main objective of smallFOREST is to quantify ecosystem services and biodiversity in small forest fragments among agricultural landscapes and across different regions in Europe, to analyse how their mutual relationships vary between landscapes and to assess the extent to which ecosystem services are valued differently.
Towards Sustainable Waste Management
An interdisciplinary research program focusing on policy instruments and strategic decisions that may contribute to the development of a more sustainable waste management.
The main objective of the proposed project is the demonstration of a cost-effective wave-powered device, entitled the “Wave Energized Baltic Aeration Pump (WEBAP)", which helps to mitigate the problem of oxygen depletion (“hypoxia") in marine environments.