The development and maintenance of BED is part of the BNI core activities funded by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

The organisations that contribute to the development of this database are:


The research departments of the former National Environmental Research Institute are now divided between the Department of Bioscience and the Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University

Fyns Amt Teknik og Miljöforvaltning

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, ICES

Marine Biological Laboratory Helsingör. Univ. Copenhagen


Estonian environment Information Centre (EEIC) (provided river load data)

Estonian Marine Institute, Tallinn

Funding for their research was provided by Institutional research funding IUT02-20 of the Estonian Research Council and by The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.

Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute


Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki (coastal water and river loads data)

The Finnish Environment Institute also provided data from the City of Helsinki, Environment Centre; Lapland Regional Environment Centre, Finland; Middle Ostrobothnia Regional Environment Centre, Finland; North Ostrobothnia Regional Environment Centre, Finland; Southwest Finland Regional Environment Centre, Finland; Southeast Finland Regional Environment Centre, Finland; University of Turku, Finland; Uusimaa Regional Environment Centre; Finland; West Finland Regional Environment Centre, Finland.

former Finnish Institute of Marine Research, Helsinki

Helsinki Commission, Helcom

Husö biologiska station. Åbo Akademi


Baltic Sea Research Institute, Warnemuende

Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

German Oceanographic Data Center, Hamburg

Institut für Meereskunde der Universität Hamburg, Hamburg

Institut für Mereeskunde, Kiel

Landesamt f. Natur und Umwelt des Landes Schleswig-Holstein

Landesamt für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Geologie. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

German Federal Institute of Hydrology (Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde) in Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate ( for providing data from the national database called MUDAB (Meeresumweltdatenbank)


Balt. Fish. Res. Inst. Riga, Latvia

Hydromet in Latvia

Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Riga

Latvian Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre (LEGMC) for their contribution with river load data.


Marine Research Department of Environmental Protection agency

In 1992, the Klaipeda Hydrometeorological Observatory became an institution that was first called Lithuanian Laboratory of Marine Research. After the reorganisation of the Environmental Protection Department to Ministry in Lithuania, it was renamed as Centre of Marine Research. On January 1, 2010, due to reorganization of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Centre of Marine Research was incorporated into EPA as Marine Research Department. Department is located in Klaipeda but the main office of Environmental Protection Agency is located in Vilnius, Lithuania. All data of Center of Marine Research were taken by EPA. The actual name is now Marine Research Department of Environmental Protection agency.

Coastal Research and Planning Institute

Klaipeda University

Joint Research Centre Vilnius (river load data)


Gdansk University

Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Gdynia

Morski Instytut Rybacki / Sea Fisheries Institute


Atlantic Scientific Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography, AtlantNIRO

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg

Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Science, Atlantic Branch

NW Administration of Roshydromet in Russia

North-Western Board of the Hydrometeorological Service of Russia

Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St. Petersburg.

St.-Petersburg branch of State Oceanographic Institute



Former Department of Systems Ecology at Stockholm University, which since January 1, 2013, became a new department after merging with the Department of Botany. The new name is the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och botanik) at the same University.

Former Stockholm Marine Research Centre, University of Stockholm that since January 1, 2013 became Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre after being
initially merged with the Baltic Nest Institute at the same University.

HavsFiskeLaboratoriet (Fiskeriverket). This authority expired on June 30, 2011 and the activities were taken over by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (Havs- och vattenmyndigheten) *

Note: Fiskeriverkets website has been closed and all visitors are redirected to the Havs- och vattenmyndighetens website.

Kristinebergs Marina Forskningsstation*

From January 1, 2008, Kristineberg Marine Research Station was combined to form a new infrastructure organisation within Gothenburg University, The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences. The previous full name has expired.

Institutionen för miljoanalys, SLU (provided river load data)

KustLaboratoriet (Fiskeriverket). Since July 1, 2011 is one of the four divisions at the Department of aquatic resources at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU *

Ljusnan-Voxnans Vattenvårdsförbund in Sandarne

Lunds Universitet

Länstyrelse i Gävleborg

Länstyrelse i Norrbotten

Länstyrelse i Västernorrlands län *

Miljölaboratoriet i Gävle

Nordvästskånes Kustvattenkommitte's kustkontrollprogram i Skölderviken och södra Laholmsbukten

Oceanografiska Institutionen, Göteborgs Universitet

SMHI, Gothenburg (both marine and river runoff data) *

Stockholm Water

former Svelab AB

Swedish CoastGuard *

Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory*

From January 1, 2008, Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, Kristineberg Marine Research Station and the research vessel Skagerak were combined to form a new infrastructure organisation within Göteborg University, The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences. The previous full names of Tjärnö and Kristineberg have expired.

Toxicon AB *

Umeå Marine Sciences Centre, Umeå University *

VBB Consult i Malmö (refer Öresunds Vattenförbund)

Öresunds Vattenvårdsförbund*

* These data were provided via the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) which is the national data host for hydrophysical/chemical marine data from the Swedish national monitoring programmes.

The coastal control programs that collaborated with data to this database via SMHI are:

Bohuskusten, Gullmarn, Halland, Öresund, Sydkusten, Västra Hanöbukten, Blekingekusten, Kalmar, Gavikfjärden, Råneåfjärden.

In the case of the Swedish river load data for the period 2001-2012, these were extracted on 05.12.2013 from SLU's environmental data base for soil-water environment and SMHI. Data has been developed within the Swedish co-ordinated environmental monitoring by the Environmental Protection Agency,  Havs- och vattenmyndigheten and the respective  Vattenvårdsförbund". 


Their contributions are highly appreciated.