The sixth HELCOM Stakeholder Conference and the third BONUS Forum were held jointly on 4 March 2013. The conference focused on reinforcing the synergies of HELCOM and BONUS in efforts related to defining future research needs in the context of environmental policy and sustainable development. Participants represented the scientific community, national authorities, politicians, funders, other Baltic Sea regional bodies, industry, private foundations and NGOs. The number of participants was 80 persons.
BONUS at the European Maritime Day 2012
22 May 2012, during the Stakeholders Day
of the European Maritime Day in Gothenburg, Sweden, BONUS organised together with the Swedish Agency for Marine
and Water Management and the Lóven Centre of Marine Sciences a workshop titled Innovation with a purpose – healthy
environment for all.
The speakers included Sybille van den Hove, Median SCP and Visiting Professor at ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain; Research Associate Jonas Pålsson, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden and Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp, AG Umweltbiochemie, ICBM, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany.
The workshop was attended by over 90 participants and it was aimed at policymakers, funders, industry and the science community.
Date: 8 November 2011
Venue: Brussels, Belgium
and answers panel addressing topics related to the top Baltic Sea research convened in Brussels on 8 November 2011.
Questions were invited
advance from the European community.
The seminar was attended by 40 Brussels -based participants consisting of representatives from different EU Directorates, regional offices and the European Parliament offices. The representatives of BONUS+ projects provided answers to the questions addressed during the afternoon.
Date: 24 October 2011
Venue: Gdansk, Poland
This year the BONUS Forum showcased the latest knowledge
produced by the BONUS+ projects that are ending in 2011. Over 80
participants came together in Gdansk, Poland on 24 october 2011,
including representatives across different ministries and governmental
research institues from the nine countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. View videos of different presentations.
The 8th Baltic Sea Science Congress and BONUS Annual Conference
Date: 22-26 August 2011
Venue: St.Petersburg, Russia
The final annual science conference dedicated to BONUS+ projects (2009-2011) convened in St. Petersburg as part of the 8th Baltic Sea Science Congress. This was the main forum for BONUS+ scientists to present to their colleagues new scientific results of the 16 BONUS+ projects ending in 2011.
Venue: Academy of Finland
Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe
Professor Donald Boesch, Member
of the BONUS Advisory Board, University of Maryland, served as a member
of the President Obama’s commission that investigated the Gulf of Mexico
oil spill catastrophe, analysed its causes and effects, and recommended
the actions necessary to minimise such risks in the future.
Leppänen, Marine Research Centre of the Finnish Environment
Institute SYKE, talks about reconciling conflicts between marine
environment health and drivers arising from economy from the perspective of the NordStream
pipeline in the Baltic Sea.
Venue: Dikli Manor, Latvia
70 country representatives from institutions dealing with marine, maritime and socio-economic issues, funders and scientific community of nine Baltic Sea countries confirmed this week the broad themes of the joint Baltic Sea research programme BONUS for the coming years. The research themes provide the basis for the BONUS calls for multi-disciplinary and transnational projects.
Venue: Clarion Hotel Euroopa, Tallinn
BONUS EEIG established BONUS Forum, consisting
of representatives of governmental institutions dealing with marine and
maritime issues under various
sector Ministries. The
Forumwas established to discuss the Programme’s potential and emerging
needs considered from the decision-making perspective. The Forum will
also be a
tool for advancing the Pan-Baltic integration of research which is done
the governmental sectors with the project-based science initiatives, and
involves the use and planning of joint infrastructures.
BONUS Annual Conference 2010
Venue: Reval Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius
After the first year of projects' implementation, 155 researchers convened to discuss the results. The conference included sessions for the Forum of Project Coordinators and the Young Scientist Club. See conference page for programme and abstracts and presentations.
7th Baltic Sea Science Congress, Tallinn, 17.-21.8.2009
-BONUS Session on Socio-Economy on 17.8.2009
-Young Scientists Workshop on Mechanisms of Marine Environment Protection & Good Scientific Practice on 20-21.8.2009 Young Scientists Workshop Programme
Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme Kick Off Conference
Venue: DIPOLI, Espoo
130 Baltic Sea Scientist representing all the 16 BONUS+ projects convened in Espoo. BONUS Ypung Sceintist Club was started and the Project Coordinators had their own braintorming session, both groups discussing the added value of a programme.
Date: 9th December, 2008
Venue: Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Brussels
BONUS EEIG, DG Research, DG Environment and DG Maritime affairs and Fisheries jointly organised a seminar to discuss marine reserach and environmental management in the European enclosed seas.