Baltic Earth Scientific Colloquium Series

December 4, 2023 @ 15:00 – 16:00

The Baltic Earth scientific colloquia shall present and discuss topics from the Baltic Earth Grand Challenges and topics, and generally Earth system research topics from or relevant for the Baltic Sea region. Speakers will be invited from the Baltic Earth community and beyond.

Monday 4 December 2023

Prof. Dr. Markus Meier
Leibniz-Institute of Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

Past trends in the water balance of the Baltic Sea
The calculation of the freshwater balance of the Baltic Sea and its temporal variability is a long-standing field of research within BALTEX and Baltic Earth. The difference between precipitation and evaporation over the Baltic Sea catchment area controls, via the rivers, the freshwater input into the Baltic Sea and thus its salinity. However, the salt input via the Danish straits is also variable over time. In this presentation, I will discuss the latest research on low-frequency variability of the water balance of the region and of Baltic Sea salinity.

The participation link will be available on Monday 4 December before the webinar starts at

The dates for the upcoming colloquia in 2024 are set:
Monday 5 February 2024
Monday 1 April 2024
Monday 3 June 2024
Monday 7 October 2024
Monday 2 December 2024