Over 100  young scientists learned about seven secrets of extremely successful researchers

“I think everyone will say that we spent a great time listening and discussing among us the difficult life of early career scientist struggling between science, supervisors, distractions and sense of guilt. It was a mind opening seminar that will help for sure all of us attending it to give a new boost to our studies and research."
 – participant at the "Seven secrets of extremely successful researchers" workshop at the 10th BSSC, led by Hugh Kearns (in the middle) >more


08.07.2015 UNESCO Call for Case Studies on water quality (emerging pollutants)

The UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme is inviting government agencies, research institutions and universities to submit proposals for case studies on emerging pollutants in water and wastewater.

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29.06.2015 Call for ICES ASC 2016 theme session proposals open

Submit a theme session proposal for next year’s Annual Science Conference (ASC) by 1 September 2015

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News from projects

08.07.2015 Blueprint scientists chair round-table discussion on indicators at the BSSC meeting in Riga

Blueprint researchers Lasse Riemann, Matthias Labrenz, and Christin Bennke chaired a round-table discussion on the development and implementation of novel indicators of environmental status in the Baltic Sea at the 10th Baltic Sea Science Congress “Science and innovation for future of the Baltic and the European regional seas”, Riga, Latvia, 15-19 June 2015. The week-long conference was co-organized by BONUS. The round-table was initiated by a keynote talk by HELCOM program manager Lena Avellan, invited by Blueprint. This was followed by talks by Lasse Riemann and Christin Bennke. The lively discussion after the talks was centered around the requirements and characteristics of putative novel indicators, with focus on genetic indicators pursued within the Blueprint project. Many strengths, weaknesses and potential pitfalls were highlighted – which will be useful in guiding research within Blueprint in the upcoming years.

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29.06.2015 Summary of Fishview Experiments 2014-2015

In the last month of 2014 was received the new Fishview prototype. Since then several experiments have been performed. Enjoy the video-summaries on some of these experiments in the following links.

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Project blogs

31.07.2015 09:52Summer school in Glücksburg (Benthosphere - COCOA) Marie Järnström

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Strategic research agenda

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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...


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