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Update on the Baltic Sea Science Congress, 15-19 June, Riga

For everybody yet to register:  Check the new 10th jubilee programme update and register today!

For young scientists attending:  Register to take part in free-of-charge training workshop on the seven secrets of extremely successful researchers and young scientists’ evening of fun organised by the local young scientists, Monday 15 June

For those with an interest on science-policy developments:  Check the programme for the policy day of the Congress on Wednesday, 17 June


01.04.2015 EUR 17 million for research seeking solutions to sustain the Baltic Sea ecosystem healthy and productive

Eight research projects worth a total of EUR 17,3 million funded by BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme, start their implementation this month.

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17.03.2015 Kick-off conference of maritime stakeholders' platform in the Baltic Sea region, Kiel, 26-27 March

The European Commission adopted in May 2014 a "Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region". It calls for a stakeholder-driven, cross-Baltic approach to innovation, sustainability, skills and qualifications.

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News from projects

01.04.2015 Baltic Health Index (BHI)

As decision-makers shift towards more comprehensive approaches to managing ecosystems, management goals and targets increasingly focus on overall ecosystem health rather than on single sectors or stressors. To assists managers in this process, transdisciplinary research project on the Baltic Health Index (BHI) was initiated in January 2015.

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01.04.2015 Summer school “The Baltic Sea: a model for the global future ocean?”

The three BONUS projects BIO-C3, BAMBI and INSPIRE will hold a summer school for PhD students and postdocs in Glückburg, Germany, from July 5-11 2015.

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31.03.2015 CHANGE highlighted in Swedish media

Today you can read about CHANGE in the paper edition of the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

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Project blogs

23.03.2015 17:18What species is this? The curse of morphology… (A Bug's Life - BAMBI) Pierre De Wit

Linnaeus started a great thing in the early 1700s, cataloguing all plants and animal into species, which was thought to be the only real “unit of nature”. A wonderful idea! The problem is that now, 300 years later, people still unfortunately don’t agree on how to define a species.

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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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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Training, blogging and other activities for the networks of tomorrow's leading Baltic Sea scientists.


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In horizon the Latvian EU Presidency events:  Baltic Sea Science Congress and EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Annual Forum in June 2015...


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