Fieldstations / Sweden
University of Gothenburg

Sven Lovén Centre GU Marine science
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The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences is Sweden's largest facility for marine research and teaching. The stations at Kristineberg and Tjärnö are two of Europe's most modern marine research laboratories, offering unique opportunities for carrying out advanced experimental work. The research stations have a large number of laboratories supplied with water from the surface and sea bottom drawn directly from the fjord. Outdoor experimental facilities consist of a greenhouse and installations for what is known as open-tank experimentation ("ecotrons") with access to a running supply of water from both the surface and bottom of the fjords. The stations have the use of more than three well equipped research ships and a number of smaller boats. Kristineberg is located at the mouth of the Gullmar fjord, with easy access to coastal habitats and open sea. The station was founded in 1877, as one of the oldest marine stations for education and research in the world. The station at Tjärnö was founded in 1963 and it situated close to the Koster fjord on the west coast of Sweden. Just fifteen minutes away by boat is the only true oceanic environment in Sweden.

Östad Säteri Östad Stiftelse Woodland/agriculture
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Östad Säteri is a farm situated approximately 25 km from Gothenburg on the shore of Lake Mjörn. It has been managed as a foundation since 1774 when the director of the East Indian Company, Niclas Sahlgren, bought it and let establish a educational facility for children from poor families. This operation was abandoned 1945, but new statutes in 2003 opened up for an expansion of educational activities. The Östad foundation sponsors courses visiting the premises with 1 million SEK each year and in addition provides teaching facilities and accommodation for 35 people.

Uppsala University

Klubban Biological Station
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Klubban Biological Station, situated by Gullmarsfjorden on the west coast of Sweden, is a part of Uppsala University. The station was founded in 1915, emanating from a donation to Uppsala University to promote research and education in marine biology. The original building has been enlarged several times since then and today the station is a modern service institution with broad biological emphases. The station is open to researchers and courses of all nationalities. Gullmarsfjorden is Sweden's only true fjord, comprised of a shallow entrance and a deep central fjord basin. The fjord contains a multitude of marin habitats and is an ideal place for marin studies and research. As a result, no less than four marin stations are situated in the area. At a walking distance from Klubban there is a beautiful beech forest, in the spring blooming with wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) and the light greenery from the trees. There is also a park for breeding threatended animals from all over the world, Nordens ark, 45 minutes away by car. And in Lysekil just across the Fjord, which is easily accessible by ferry, you find Havets hus, the largest sea aquarium in the Nordic countries.

Norrmalma Field Station
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The field station is a part of the Department of Limnology at the Evolutionary Biology Centre of Uppsala University. It has since its foundation in the 1940s served both as a research station and a Study and course centre. During the early years, activities were mostly restricted to the summer season, but now courses and other activities take place all year round. The Erken laboratory has developed an extensive environmental monitoring program for Lake Erken. Researches also participated in several large EU projects on e.g. effects of climate change on lake ecosystems and automatic monitoring of phytoplankton development.

The research station Ar
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The research station in Ar is used both for research projects within Uppsala University - Campus Gotland and by external researchers, as well as for student projects and degree projects.

Lund University

Aneboda fältstation
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Aneboda fältstation ligger ca 4 mil NV om Växjö vid sjön Stråken. Fältstationen etablerades i början av 1900-talet av Einar Naumann som var en av dem som lade grunderna till limnologin som ett internationellt forskningsfält. I området finns ett stort antal sjöar av olika karaktär vilket gör det till en idealisk plats för forskning och undervisning i limnologi. Fältstationen drevs länge av Lunds universitet men förvaltas nu av Akademiska Hus. Dock sköts bokning, fakturering, administration av städning och annat av enheten akvatisk ekologi. Totalt finns 18 övernattningsplatser på stationen och dessutom enklare labbutrymmen.

Stensoffa fältstation
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Stensoffa fältstation ligger 17 km öster om Lund mitt på det militära övningsfältet Revingehed, P7. Området runt Stensoffa är unikt pga. den kraftiga markanvändningen från militär verksamhet och från den boskap som fritt rör sig över hela området. Revingehed består av många sjöar och dammar och har områden med allt från torra, sandiga marker till fuktiga kärr. Huset ägs av Fortifikationsverket och hyrs av biologiska institutionen, som även sköter underhållet. På stationen finns kök för självhushåll och övernattningsplats för upp till 20 personer. Det finns även enklare labbutrymmen, experimentrum samt voljärer för tättingar. Internet planeras att installeras. Stationen kan utnyttjas av enskilda forskare eller för mindre internatkurser, möten mm. Även naturintresserade grupper utan anknytning till universitet är välkomna att utnyttja stationen.

Stockholm University

Station Linné
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Station Linné is a center for research, popular science activities, culture and tourism related to sustainable development. We are situated on the Baltic island of Öland, at the southeast of Sweden. Our project “Porten till Alvaret” (Gateway to the alvar) offers nature experiences, education, nature education and rental of workspaces.