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Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

AI for Energy and Climate

Award for AI for Energy and Climate Security Award to SU - KTH - University of Illinois Consortium

The award has been granted to Stockholm University researchers Zahra Kalantari, Carla Ferreira and Gia Destouni and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the project “Optimization of Agricultural Management for Soil Carbon Sequestration Using Deep Reinforcement Learning and Large-Scale Simulations”.

Zahra Kalantari

Zahra Kalantari participates in an article together Stockholm Resilience Center

"Proximity to ecosystem services raises the value of residential and commercial areas around cities. Future projects should focus more to keep it that way".

Maps showing the carbon sequestration potential of terrestrial land cover in Stockholm County (left)

AI-powered knowledge integration to carbon-neutral cities

New funding from Formas within the strategic innovation program: Smart Built Environment.

Arctic wetland

The complexity of Arctic wetland systems in a changing climate

A new study identified feedbacks that go beyond Arctic landscapes and need to be considered for the whole planet.

Holisoils - Soil Microbiota

New project focuses on management, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils

Soils are increasingly recognised to have an important role, but there are significant knowledge gaps on forest soil processes and soil monitoring is not sufficiently harmonised, which limits the EU’s ability to maintain soil-related ecosystem services and to reach climate policy targets.

Medarbetare i glaciären

Donation from Google Employees to Tarfala Research Station

To support the activities at Tarfala research station, employees at Google in Sweden and the USA started a fundraiser. The result was SEK 101,000 for climate research.

Tundra

Report on wetlands from the Arctic Council

Gustaf Hugelius at the Department of Natural Geography has been the editor-in-chief of a report released at the Arctic Council's ministerial meeting

The Global Goal

Succeeding at home and abroad: accounting for the international spillovers of cities’ SDG actions

In a comment in the journal NPJ Urban Sustainability, Bolin Centre Professor Gia Destuoni  and other scientists are calling for research priorities to enable and empower cities to account for the international spillovers of their local 2030 Agenda implementation strategies.