The Baltic Sea Science Congress, Riga, 15-19 June 

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Registrations are now open!
Key dates in the run-up period:
  • 30 January 2015extended deadline of abstract submission
  • 28 February 2015 – authors of abstracts are informed on the acceptance and status of their presentations
  • 30 March 2015 – the programme is published
  • 20 April 2015 – early registration deadline
  • 20 May 2015 – late registration deadline
To register and find out more, visit www.bssc2015.lv


30.01.2015 BONUS interim assessment becomes public

The conclusions following the interim evaluation of BONUS have been formally adopted today by the European Commission.

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28.01.2015 BONUS in the Horizon 2020 news: Towards science-based policies for the Baltic Sea

The challenges affecting a regional sea cannot be tackled effectively by individual countries acting alone. Nor can they be addressed without a thorough understanding of the relevant facts and processes. The states bordering the Baltic Sea are cooperating in a joint research programme to provide policy-makers with the information they need to achieve greater sustainability.

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23.01.2015 Deadline of 30 January for abstract submission fast approaching for the RSA conference, Piacenza, Italy, 24-27 May 2015

Abstract submissions are invited to the session "The bioeconomy: knowledge dynamics and regional development" by the session organisers from Karlstad University and Nordregio.

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Projects' blogs

29.01.2015 17:57Of season for fouling (Albins B&B - Barnacles and the Baltic Sea - CHANGE) Albin Holmqvist

Seasonal work has its pros and cons

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29.01.2015 12:23New kid on the blog (Sources & Sinks: A Tale of Coastal Biogeochemistry - COCOA) Dana Hellemann

Hei, I am Dana, PhD student in Aquatic Sciences at the University of Helsinki. For my PhD and in COCOA I am working on the nitrogen cycling in dark permeable sediments of the Baltic Sea coastal zone.

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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...


BONUS publications
BONUS reports, newsletter, briefings, brochure and other can be obtained in soft copy downloads or in hard copy by post.

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