Baltic Sea is as unique as work done by BONUS, says EU Commissioner Moedas for research, science and innovation after visiting the BONUS Steering Committee meeting on 31 August in Helsinki. > more

Moedas visit
In front row from l. to r.: Mia Dahlström from BONUS CHANGE project, Executive Director Kaisa Kononen of BONUS, Commissioner Carlos Moedas, Chair of the BONUS Steering Committee Mats Svensson, BONUS Steering Committee member Fritz Köster, Sigi Grûber from DG Research and Innovation, European Commission


01.09.2015 Survey on BONUS impact on collaboration and scientific excellence

Recent BONUS survey provides statistical evidence on BONUS impact regarding collaboration and scientific excellence on scientific publication made before BONUS, and after the BONUS+ phase of the programme.

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17.08.2015 "Drivers for Blue growth in the Baltic Sea Region" conference, Copenhagen, 6 October 2015

The conference is organised by DG MARE, in partnership with the Maritime Development Center of Europe, the Danish Maritime Authority and the Baltic Development Forum.

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12.08.2015 Commissioner Moedas to visit BONUS in August and other highlights

By Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director, BONUS

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News from projects


Blueprint scientists present their research at international conference in Uppsala, Sweden

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28.08.2015 BALTSPACE at BalticSCOPE kick-off event in Riga

Members of the BALTSPACE research team will actively contribute to the kick-off event of the parallel Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) project BalticSCOPE in Riga, Latvia on 29 September 2015.

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Project blogs

20.08.2015 22:17Combining sustainable fisheries management and human well-being (GoHerr Blog – Integrated governance of Baltic herring and salmon) Suvi Ignatius

How to promote sustainable use of Baltic salmon and herring stocks while at same time taking into account the values of diverse stakeholder groups and public health in different Baltic Sea countries? This is the guiding question for the interdisciplinary research project GOHERR: Integrated governance of Baltic herring and salmon stocks involving stakeholders. 

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Strategic research agenda

Developed together with over 800 stakeholders across the Baltic Sea region, this serves as the backbone of the BONUS programme.

Call information

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BONUS call 2014: Sustainable ecosystem services funded projects have started in April 2015. A further call will open in late 2015.

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Find out more about projects funded from BONUS calls open 2012-2015, as well as BONUS+ pilot projects implemented 2009-2011.


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Find out more about implementing BONUS projects, including scientific and financial management and other information. 

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Young scientists

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Training, blogging and other for the networks of tomorrow's leading Baltic Sea scientists, most recent updates from BSSC 2015.


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In horizon: Commissioner Carlos Moedas, Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission visits BONUS...


BONUS publications
BONUS reports, newsletter, briefings, brochure and other can be obtained in soft copy downloads or in hard copy by post.

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