HaV - Swedish agency for marine and water management

Last changed: 20 April 2020

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, SwAM, is a government agency for issues related to the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of lakes, streams and seas. Within its remit, SwAM is responsible for the implementation of environmental policy and promotes the sustainable management of fisheries resources. This is done, among other things, by promoting research and development activities.


Grants and contracts from SwAM should be used for measures leading to environmental improvement the seas, lakes and watercourses, as well as for new methods and tools in the form of pilot projects.

Havs- och vattenmiljöanslaget (in Swedish only) aims to improve, preserve and protect marine and aquatic environments and supports a wide range of activities and activities. In the SwAM project catalogue (in Swedish only) you will find information about projects that have received funding

Miljöforskningsanslaget (in Swedish only) is the responsibility of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, but SwAM participates in the distribution of the money.

On the SwAM website current research calls that SwAM finances or co-prepares with other authorities and countries are presented (in Swedish only).

Havs- och vattenmiljöanslaget also supports the implementation of the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and Helcom's Baltic Sea Action Plan. The appropriation is also used to co-finance major EU projects in the LIFE-program and Interreg (in Swedish only).

Havs- och vattenmiljöanslaget also finances a special effort on advanced wastewater treatment and grants to SLU Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua) for data collection and advice.

SwAM's website also lists contributions from other financiers that aim to provide a better environment in the sea and water (in Swedish only).


Cost coverage: Full cost according to Appropriation direction

”När andra statliga myndigheter bidrar till forskningsprojekt ska bidraget omfatta medel för de direkta och de indirekta kostnaderna i samma proportioner som beräknats för projektet i sin helhet.”

“When other governmental authorities contribute to research projects, the grant shall include funds for the direct and indirect costs in the same proportions as calculated for the project as a whole.”


Guidelines for application is published on the SwAM web.


Support with budgeting primarily from the department's financial administrators. Grants Office is happy to provide support to coordinating researchers. Contact using grantsoffice@slu.se


Guidelines for reporting are given for each type of grants by SwAM or the cooperating authority.

Page editor: lars-erik.lindell@slu.se