Baltic Sea Science Congress 2023

Aug 21 - 25, 2023 | Helsinki, Finland


The purpose of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2023 is to bring together scientists working on issues related to the Baltic Sea Region to present the most recent research and to discuss status, trends and the future of the Baltic Sea as well as future research needs. The specific focus is on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The Baltic Sea Science Congress 2023 is a part of the Finnish National Implementation Plan for the UN Decade of Ocean Science. The Congress is also a part of Finnish Presidency program (2023–2024) of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).

The target audience of the Congress is scientists working within the field of natural science in relation to the Baltic Sea Region. We also invite the sharing of research from other coastal seas that is of general relevance to the topic of the Congress. 

Scientific Programme

The special focus of the BSSC will be towards the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences (UNDOS) objectives related to the Baltic Sea research. Scientific sessions are guided by the overall theme of the UNDOS phrases as “the science we need for the ocean we want”.

In addition to discussion on recent scientific results, the conference facilitates discussion on status, trends, and the future of the Baltic Sea and its catchment area. This forms a part of the global ocean studies, planning of joint research activities and interaction among science and society.

The conference sessions thus cover a wide range of topics according to the objectives of Decade of Ocean Science in the Baltic Sea:

1. A clean Baltic Sea
2. A healthy and resilient Baltic Sea
3. A productive Baltic Sea
4. A predictive Baltic Sea
5. A safe Baltic Sea
6. An accessible Baltic Sea
7. An inspiring and engaging Baltic Sea


Baltic Sea Science Congress 2023 is held on 21-25 August in Scandic Marina Congress Center, a modern congress venue right in the heart of Helsinki. It has a fantastic location by the sea in Katajanokka, just a few minutes’ walk from the Market Square and a short walk from the Helsinki Central railway station and the main attractions of Helsinki. 

For detailed information please visit the official meeting website.