Baltic Sea Region GIS, Maps and Statistical Database

In this section you will find a list of papers that the describe the development of the GIS database, and demonstrate its applications within science and policy making contexts. Downloadable papers are either in HTML or PDF formats.

Key papers describing the GIS database development

Langaas, S. 1998. Transboundary European GIS databases: Review of the Baltic Sea Region experiences. Chapter 3 in Burrough P. and Masser I. (eds) 1998 European Geographic Information Infrastructures: Opportunities and Pitfalls, London: Taylor & Francis, GISDATA Series No. 5. ISBN 0-7484-0756-1

Sweitzer, J., Langaas, S., and Folke, C. 1996. Land Cover and Population Density in the Baltic Sea Drainage Basin:A GIS Database. Ambio 25 (3): 191 - 198.
Reprints can be requested from Sindre Langaas.
[The Ambio paper as submitted, without tables or figures though, can also be downloaded.

Selected books/papers from the Baltic Drainage Basin Project and related projects using the GIS data offered on this site

Gren, I-M., Turner, K. and Wulff, F. 2000. Managing a Sea. The Ecological Economics of the Baltic. London: Earthscan. 138 pages.

Elofsson, K. 1997. Cost Effective Reductions in the Agricultural Load of Nitrogen to the Baltic Sea. Beijer Discussion Papers No. 92, Stockholm.
Reprints can be requested from the Beijer Institute.

Folke, C., Jansson, Å., Larsson, J., and Constanza, R. 1997. Ecosystem Appropriation by Cities. Ambio 26(3):167-172.

Graham, P. 1999. Modelling runoff to the Baltic sea. Ambio 28(4):328-334.

Gren, I-M., Söderqvist, T. and Wulff, F. 1997. Nutrient Reductions to the Baltic Sea: Ecology, Costs and Benefits. Journal of Environmental Management 51: 123143.

Gren, I-M., Söderqvist, T., Wulff, F., Langaas, S., Sandström, M., and Folke, C. 1996. Reduced Nutrient Loads to the Baltic Sea: Ecological Consequences, Costs and Benefits. Beijer Discussion Papers No. 83., Stockholm.
Reprints can be requested from the Beijer Institute.

Jansson, Å., Folke, C., and Langaas, S. 1998. Quantifying the Nitrogen Retention Capacity of Natural Wetlands in the Large-Scale Drainage basin of the Baltic Sea. Landscape Ecology 13:249-262.
Reprints can be requested from Åsa Jansson.

Jansson, Å., Folke, C., Rockström, J. and Gordon, L. 1999. Linking Freshwater Flows and Ecosystem Services Appropriated by People: The Case of the Baltic Sea Drainage Basin. Ecosystems 2: 351366.

Petterson, A., Brandt, M., and Lindström, G. 2000. Application of the HBV-N model to the Baltic Sea Drainage Basin. Vatten 56:7-13

Sweitzer, J. and Langaas, S. 1995. Modelling population density in the Baltic Sea States using the Digital Chart of the World and other small scale data sets. In: Gudelis, V. Povilanskas, R. and Roepstorff, A. (eds.) 1995. Coastal Conservation and Management in the Baltic Region. Proceedings ot the EUCC -WWF Conference, 2-8 May 1994, Riga - Klaipeda - Kaliningrad., pages 257-267

Turner, R.K., Georgiou, S., Gren, I-M., Wulff, F., Barrett, S., Söderqvist, T., Bateman, I.J., Folke, C., Langaas, S., Zylicz, T., Mäler, K-G., and Markowska, A. 1999. Managing nutrient fluxes and pollution in the Baltic: an interdisciplinary simulation study. Ecological Economics 30: 333352.

Turner, R.K., Mäler, K.G., Pethig, R., Wulff, F., Langaas, S., Johansson, P-O., Krysanova,V., Vitkovskis, R.,Semeniene, D., and Zylicz, T. 1995. The Baltic Drainage Basin Project: Summary Final Report. EV5V-CT-92-0183, European Commission, Brussels. 6 pages.

Others papers using the data and maps

Jansson, B-O. 1997. The Baltic Sea: Current and Future Status and Impact of Agriculture. AMBIO 26(7):423-431.
Reprint can be requested from Bengt-Owe Jansson.

Kristoferson, L. and Stålvant, C-E. 1996. BALTIC 21. Creating an Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region. Executive Summary. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
Reprint can be requested from SEI Info & Publ. Dept..

Last revised 22/03/01 15:38:18 by Sindre Langaas