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SWERVE collaborative infrastructure kicks off

Sustainability and environment
Science and Information Technology

In order to make it easier for Swedish marine researchers to access vessels, equipment, technical expertise and data, the national collaborative infrastructure SWERVE is now being launched. On 28 May, representatives from SMHI, Stockholm University, Umeå University, the Geological Survey of Sweden, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and Gothenburg University will talk about SWERVE in an open Zoom meeting. Welcome to register!

28 May 2024
09:00 - 12:30

Per Nieuwjaar, former head of the shipping department of the Institute of Marine Research (Norway)
Björn Lindell, Coordinator at the Ship Unit, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Markus Lindh, Marine Biologist and Team Leader, SMHI
Niklas Andersson, coordinator at RV Skagerak, University of Gothenburg
Thomas Strömsnäs, Master RV Electra, Stockholm University
Mattias Sköld, Research Coordinator, RV Svea, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Åsa Lindgren, Research Coordinator, IB Oden, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Anna Palmbo Bergman, Environmental Monitor, KBV 181, Umeå University
Björn Bergman, Head of Unit RV Ocean Surveyer, Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)
Louise Newman, Director RV Skagerak, University of Gothenburg
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In English
Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

The Swedish Research Vessel Infrastructure for Marine Research (SWERVE) is a new national infrastructure funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). SWERVE is operated by a consortium of 7 organisations, including 6 research vessels and SMHI. 


  • 09:00 - 09:30 Introduction (Per Nieuwjaar)
  • 09:30 - 09:40 Communication activities (Louise Newman)
  • 09:40 - 09:50 National Marine Technicians Network (Björn Lindell)
  • 09:50 - 10:00 SWERVE data (Mattias Lindh)
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Funding for ship time (Louise Newman)
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Question time
  • 11:00 - 11:10 RV Skagerak (Niklas Andersson)
  • 11:10 - 11:20 RV Electra (Thomas Strömsnäs)
  • 11:20 - 11:30 RV Svea (Mattias Sköld)
  • 11:30 - 11:40 IB Oden (Åsa Lindgren)
  • 11:40 - 11:50 KBV 181 (Anna Palmbo Bergman)
  • 11:50 - 12:00 RV Ocean Surveyor (Björn Bergman)
  • 12:00 - 12:10 National Oceanographic Data Centre (Markus Lindh)
  • 12:10 - 12:30 Question time