Citizen Science 2019: Our Collaboration with Norra Dragsviken Community Continues into its 3rd Year

-by Caroline Littlefield & Emil Fridolfsson This February,  in an effort spearheaded by Professor Catherine Legrand and PhD student Emil Fridolfsson, met with members of the Norra Dragsviken community to discuss ongoing research into their polluted bays. The meeting welcomed representation from a variety of local government authorities, including Kalmar Kommun, Länsstyrelsen in Kalmar and … Continue reading Citizen Science 2019: Our Collaboration with Norra Dragsviken Community Continues into its 3rd Year

Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications – a New Year’s Update

-Caroline Littlefield  Welcome back MPEA members! It’s 2019 and despite the January chill in the air, we are revving our research engines here at Hus Vita. A couple of highlighted updates for the group: The Incredible Edible Algoland Egg! Our hens at Voxtorp Farm in Ljungbyholm have been happily feeding on some of our sustainable … Continue reading Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications – a New Year’s Update

Saving Norra Dragsviken / Rädda Norra Dragsviken: A meeting between LNU and local residents to affect change

This spring, Emil Fridolfsson and Catherine Legrand journeyed to Allaktivitetshuset in Rockneby, where they were met with over 80 enthusiastic residents from around the Norra Dragsviken bay. Big interested had been generated when the results from 2017's summer sampling in Norra Dragsviken was presented.  In this meeting, a working group consisting of Skäggenäs Bygdegårdsförening, Kalmar municipality, … Continue reading Saving Norra Dragsviken / Rädda Norra Dragsviken: A meeting between LNU and local residents to affect change

In FOCUS: A look at building online courses for marine biotechnology and coastal tourism

Over the past year, Professor Catherine Legrand and MPEA research assistant Elisabeth Carlsson have brought LNU into an EU-funded blue-growth project with partners in Denmark, Poland, and Lithuania. The project, Facilitating blue growth with open courses by utilizing R&D products and virtual mobility (FOCUS), aims to offer completely new courses in marine biotechnology and in coastal tourism, using online platforms, free of charge to students. I sat down with Elisabeth Carlsson, who has been working with FOCUS since LNU first got involved, to tell me more about the project.

The Algoland 2030 Business Model: How would it look?

During a full-day conference at Villa Solbacken in Kalmar, twenty-two participants representing industry, university and public sectors gathered to explore the vision for the future of Algoland. The conference, led by Joacim Rosenlund and headed by Catherine Legrand, was an effort to find entrepreneurship possibilities, to look for creative solutions and to discuss ideas as … Continue reading The Algoland 2030 Business Model: How would it look?

Linnéakademien Stipendium awarded to Eva Sörenson and Lina Mattsson for upcoming Gordon Research Conference in Italy

Last week, two MPEA members -  Eva Sörenson and Lina Mattsson, accepted the Linnéakademien grant to travel to Tuscany for the upcoming Gordon Research Conference Elucidating Microbial Processes Across Spatial and Temporal Scales in Lucca, Italy. Linnéakademien is an academy of academic and business luminaries representing the fields of science and technology in the Småland … Continue reading Linnéakademien Stipendium awarded to Eva Sörenson and Lina Mattsson for upcoming Gordon Research Conference in Italy

EcoChange Conference 2017: Food Webs, Climate Change and Politics

This week, Linneaus University hosted its Umeå University colleagues for lively exchange of ideas at the EoChange 2017 conference in Kalmar. The conference, led at the Kalmar Harbour campus by Catherine Legrand (vice-coordinator) and Agneta Andersson (scientific coordinator), welcomed presenters of research from both Linnaeus and Umeå Universities, as well as from the Helsinki Commission … Continue reading EcoChange Conference 2017: Food Webs, Climate Change and Politics