REGISTRATION OPEN! BONUS-HELCOM conference: Research and innovation for sustainabilityBONUS_HELCOM_poster_2018

The 7th BONUS Forum and the 8th HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan Stakeholder Conference
In association with OSPAR, ICES       and JPI Oceans

Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport, 6 November 2018

This conference features and discusses:
  • New research and innovation results
  • Future research priorities and needs from the policy perspective
  • Next steps towards the joint Baltic Sea and North Sea research and innovation programme

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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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.


Read the full story here:

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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