Review 2014 coverBONUS review 2014 

The BONUS review 2014 summarises activities and achievements of the second full year of activity.

BONUS is now in its full operation – in 2014 a total of 20 research and innovation projects from the BONUS call 2012 started their busy first year of research and development, and eight more projects from the BONUS call 2014: Sustainable ecosystem services joined the pack this month. More call(s) are planned for late 2015.

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21.04.2015 Registration opens for the 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, 15-16 June 2015, Jurmala, Latvia

Register for the event TODAY! The deadline for registration is 24 May 2015 and the number of seats is limited.

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14.04.2015 Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia, 6-10 July 2015 in the Marine Sciences Institute in Barcelona, Spain

The topic this year is: “Patterns and processes in boundary marine ecosystems”. This Colloquium will include theoretical and practical activities, all around this central topic, as well as group discussion sessions.

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09.04.2015 BONUS review 2014 out

The BONUS review 2014 summarises key activities and achievements of the second full year of activity from 1 January until 31 December 2014.

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News from projects

17.04.2015 MICROALGAE participated in seminar on development national bio-economy strategy in Tallinn, Estonia

On the 4th of February 2015 MICROALGAE project was introduced during the seminar for preparation of Estonian bio-economy strategy.

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14.04.2015 Annual Blueprint meeting 2015 in Stockholm completed

This year the annual Blueprint meeting was held 23 - 25 March in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by Anders Andersson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology). More than 20 affiliates of Blueprint and representatives of the Blueprint Advisory Board joined to discuss outcomes of year 1, as well as the plans and challenges lying ahead. Particular focus was on scientific presentations by PhD students and postdocs, and on scheduled larger activities involving multiple partners.

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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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Project blogs

27.04.2015 22:03Time, ASLO meeting and supervising! (The Model Bacteria - BLUEPRINT) Christofer Karlsson

Time goes fast! 

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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...


BONUS publications
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