BONUS in Brief May 2016 out!

BONUSinBriefMay2016_coverTowards sustainable    blue growth, BONUS innovation projects, BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic information, as well as close collaboration across projects are among the key topics of the current issue, PDF and e-view. Hard copies are available starting from the European Maritime Day 2016 in Turku!


25.05.2016 In memoriam professor Fredrik Wulff

In the early hours of Friday, 20 May 2016, the Baltic Sea science community lost one of its most impactful researchers of all time, a good colleague and a teacher of countless number of Baltic Sea scientists.

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09.05.2016 BONUS in Brief out now! The May issue of the newsletter looks at the theme of ‘Towards sustainable blue growth'

To celebrate the European Maritime Day taking place next week under the theme 'Investing in competitive blue growth - smart and sustainable solutions', BONUS issues now a newsletter that takes a considerate look of the theme ‘Towards sustainable blue growth'.

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News from projects

25.05.2016 The report of the BONUS BALTICAPP workshop on scenarios now available!

The BONUS BALTICAPP project together with the BONUS Secretariat organised a pilot workshop on scenarios on 6-7 April 2016 in Helsinki.

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Project blogs

23.05.2016 18:01Data workshop Öre Estuary (Sources & Sinks: A Tale of Coastal Biogeochemistry - BONUS COCOA)

With the aim to reveal biogeochemical secrets (aka patterns and functioning of element cycling in water and sediment) of the northern Baltic Öre estuary, Sweden, 20 participants of the sampling campaigns from 2015 set out to Lund University for dedicated data discussions.


But not only our actual data were of interest. We were also able to identify “this very old paper from 1992”, a nearly ancient publication, which seemed to include interesting aspects of our study area and might be helpful in further data analysis- despite its age. :-) Let´s say, we had a good time talking science!


The participants bound for Stockholm even decided to continue discussions long after the meeting was over and spent some more hours on Malmö airport. Continuous networking over a refreshment voucher for flight delay- carpe diem. And here we are:


Standing (left to right): Kaarina Lukkari (Finnish Environment Institute), Niels van Helmond (Utrecht University), Johanna Stadmark (Lund University), Wytze Lenstra (Utrecht University), Jacob Carstensen (Aarhus University), Christoph Rabouille (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climate et de l´Environnement), Christoph Humborg (Stockholm University), Johan Wikner (Umeå University), Ines Bartl (Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende), Lumi Haraguchi (Aarhus University), Stefano Bonaglia (Lund University), Kevin Vikström (Umeå University), Magnus Morth (Stockholm University). Sitting (left to right): Caroline Slomp (Utrecht University), Colin Stedmon (Danish Technical University), Heather Reader (Danish Technical University), Daniel Conley (Lund University), Jane Caffrey (Lund University), Dana Hellemann (Helsinki University) (missing: Emma Kritzberg, Lund University).

Thanks Daniel and team Lund University for organizing the workshop!

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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 2015: Blue Baltic. Seventy-five proposals submitted worth a total of EUR 169 million, closed on 10 March 2016.

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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 networks of tomorrow's leading Baltic Sea scientists.



In horizon: The European Maritime Day 2016 will take place in Turku, Finland on 18-19 May 2016. Register now and come along!

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