Tell it together, tell it loud! Commitment to communicate for a cleaner Baltic Sea, 16 June 2015, Jurmala, Latvia. Join us and become a part of a regional communicators’ network.

How can we together increase visibility and impact for top research and best policies in the region?

All Baltic Sea communicators affiliated with science, policy and decision-making, and any others with a passion for powerful communication for the region - download the flyer and/or visit the event's page to find out more and register to secure your place!

Organised by HELCOM, Baltic Eye and BONUS as a back-to-back meeting of the 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, 15-16 June, Jurmala (registrations open in April), and the Baltic Sea Science Congress/BONUS Forum policy day, 17 June, Riga (registrations open for BSSC, the full programme online 31 March).



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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10.03.2015 Welcome to a Maritime Spatial Planning seminar hosted by Latvian Embassy and BONUS, 20 May

The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Finland, in collaboration with BONUS, is hosting a seminar that will introduce the current breath of maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region, contributions and enhancements of the cooperation from the particular perspectives of Latvia, Finland, the overarching macro-region and the EU.

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News from projects

19.03.2015 Annual Blueprint meeting 2015 in Stockholm

This year the annual Blueprint meeting will be 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 will join to discuss outcomes of year 1, as well as the plans and challenges lying ahead. Particular focus will be on scientific presentations by PhD students and postdocs, and on scheduled larger activities involving multiple partners.

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19.03.2015 Soils2Sea: Stakeholder workshops report published

Soils2Sea project members explored stakeholder reactions in Denmark, Sweden and Poland towards spatially-differentiated solutions for nutrient-loading in the Baltic Sea, the results of which are now available.

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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 will be announced in early 2015. Also a further call will open in 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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