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Much of the focus of the BONUS in Brief November 2014 issue is on the importance of the development of maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region featuring guest column by the co-chairs of the HELCOM-VASAB MSP working group and a summary of development     of MSP in the region. The newsletter also introduces the new website www.bonusprojects.org, established as a platform for all BONUS projects to provide direct news to stakeholders as activities and results in individual projects unfold.  


17.12.2014 Welcome to the new design of the BONUS website!

Here you will find up-to-date information about who and what we are, our programme, calls, projects, events, publications and stakeholders, all supporting the efforts of the BONUS community to develop science-basis for better policymaking, designed to secure the sustainability of the ecosystem services of the Baltic Sea and maintain its good environmental status.

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17.12.2014 YOUMARES 6 - A journey into the blue: ocean research and innovation, Bremen, 16-18 September 2015

YOUMARES conference and network meeting provides a platform and access to the stage of science for young marine scientists and engineers from undergraduate level and boosts interaction between scientific youngsters and seniors.

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09.12.2014 Scientific symposium 2015: Tools for Assessing Status of European Aquatic Ecosystems

Time: May 6 - 7, 2015
Venue: Hotel Elite Plaza, Malmö, Sweden
Abstract submission now open!

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24.11.2014 PostDoc position on modelling land biosphere dynamics

The Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France), in its research group 'Macroecology and Biogeography of Global Change (MacroBio)', has a PostDoc position open for applications. Applicants are instructed to apply at their earliest, and by 31 January 2015 at the latest.

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13.11.2014 New BONUS projects' website is now up and running!

New website with blogs, events and news updated directly by the ongoing BONUS projects is at www.bonusprojects.org

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Projects' blogs

19.12.2014 14:20Sampling benthos (Benthosphere - COCOA) Johanna Gammal & Marie Järnström

On sampling benthos.

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18.12.2014 12:07Stakeholdermeeting Kiel (CHANGE Blog) Bianca Koroschetz

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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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Training, blogging and other activities for the young scientists, 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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