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The seas and oceans are under pressure from a widening array of human activities including climate change impacts, pollution and growing coastal populations. These multiple pressures have created an increasing focus on the urgent need for coherent marine and maritime governance globally.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has made a critical statement concerning a report from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) on homeopathic products. The Agency's report is based on an EU Directive on Medicinal Products which gives Member States the possibility to impose national directives on preclinical studies and clinical trials for the approval of homeopathic products as medicinal products.
For the first time, a systematic review has been undertaken of the use of biomanipulation to restore eutrophic lakes. Removing roach, bream and similar fish to increase populations of zooplankton, which in turn feed on phytoplankton, has been shown to be a successful method of improving water quality.
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Academy statement on homeopathic products
In May 2015, the Academy made a critical statement concerning a report from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) on homeopathic products.
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2015-09-09 Popular science lectures:
Open Academy Lecture by sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, University of Cambridge, UK. Unmanned spacecrafts have visited the other planets of our Solar System, and we've had the exciting realisation that many other stars are orbited by retinues of planets. This and many other things will be addressed in this illustrated lecture.
2015-10-06 Press conferences:
Welcome to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015. The press conference starts at 11.45 am CET at the earliest. NOTE! Registration and press ID required. Please register below.
2015-10-07 Press conferences:
Welcome to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015. The press conference starts at 11.45 am CET at the earliest. NOTE! Registration and press ID required. Please register below.
The Road to Paris: A decisive year for the Climate Negotiations
Prof. Laurence Tubiana, Chief Negotiator and French Ambassador for the Climate Negotiations.
The Academy has long considered it important to foster the teaching of science and mathematics in Swedish schools. Since the beginning of the 1980s, the Academy has initiated and become involved in many activities seeking to improve school teaching and attract people to learn natural science.
Scholarships open for application
Each year, the Academy awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, but also many other prizes in recognition of distinguished achievements.
The 2015 Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be announced 6, 7 and 12 October.
At the General Meeting on 20 May, Sofia Feltzing, Professor of Astronomy at Lund University, was elected Swedish members of the Academy's Class for astronomy and space science.