BONUS in Brief May 2018 issue is out!

BiB_May_2018Includes guest articles by MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D) and Finland's Baltic Sea Ambassador    Erja Tikka, Coordinator of BLUEMED from the Research Council of Italy Fabio Trincardi and Irina Makarenko from the Black Sea Commission. Also read an interview with Kaisa Kononen as she prepares for the next big thing after retiring from the post of BONUS Executive Director in July 2018. >more

News from projects

14.06.2018 Two BONUS BASMATI videos published

BONUS BASMATI asked two of its key researchers to talk about the project outcomes.

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13.06.2018 BONUS BLUEWEBS presents indicator work in #ECCWO18

Saskia Otto from the University of Hamburg presented her work in the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans (#ECCWO18) in Washington, DC 4-8 June 2018. She and colleagues have developed INDperform R package to help selection and validation of environmental indicators. In the ECCWO presentation, the package was used in a comparison of zooplankton indicators across European seas. Use the attached QR code for a quick access to the INDperform package! See also INDperform publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.05.045

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Project blogs

11.06.2018 21:38New COCOA publication! (Sources & Sinks: A Tale of Coastal Biogeochemistry - BONUS COCOA) Dana Hellemann

A new study from BONUS COCOA is out:

Ines Bartl (Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende) and co-workers wanted to know whether river plume and bottom boundary layer in the coastal zone are potential hotspots for nitrification, due to their favorable characteristics. Nitrification is a key process in the coastal nitrogen cycle: the produced nitrate can either be substrate for primary production whereby nitrogen stays in the coastal system, or for denitrification whereby nitrogen is removed from the coastal system.

They found that neither river plume nor BBL of the Vistula Estuary in the southern Baltic Sea are hotspots for nitrification. Instead, short term changes such as sediment re-suspension during a storm event or oxygenation of anoxic water can significantly enhance nitrification.


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Bartl I, Liskow I, Schulz K, Umlauf L, Voss M (2018) River plume and bottom boundary layer – Hotspots for nitrification in a coastal bay? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 208:70-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.04.023

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In horizon: The third BONUS symposium on sustainable ecosystem governance in March 2018 etc...

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Young scientists

Hugh Kearns at YSC2017
The sixth BONUS Young Scientist Club convened on 12 June 2017 at the 11th Baltic Sea Science Congress in Rostock, Germany. 

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