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Nina Kirchner

Nina Kirchner, Associate Professor of Glaciology

Nina Kirchner is Director of Research at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, and Associate professor of Glaciology, at Stockholm university. Her research focuses on the interaction of ice sheets and glaciers with the polar oceans, both in the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Nina is, among others, involved in projects that are supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), and the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). Especially withinh the SSF project, Ninas focus has recently shifted also to the Baltic Sea.

Hello Nina, why do you think it's important to join Baltic Sea Future?

The university and researchers have the third task of interacting with the public, and doing that in connection with the Baltic Sea Future feels extra fun, excited and rewarding. 

 

You are one of the speakers at the conference. What are you going to talk about?

At a conference that has "Future" in its name, it may be a challenge to talk about "History" that I was asked to do. Therefore, I chose to talk about "The History and the Mystery of the Seas," and lasts science with some history, mythology and literature.

 

If you only have to choose a single measure to reduce the negative effects of climate change on the Baltic Sea - what would it be?

It's not a simple question, but a simple action I wish to see becomes reality is that we reduce the use of plastic bags when we shop!
I've been on the vast expanse of islands in the Barents Sea, and even there are some amounts of plastic found on the beaches! Plast is not only a problem for the Baltic Sea, but has given global problems.


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