BONUS Forum 2011

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 institutes from the nine countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. During the panel sessions, the 16 BONUS+ projects shared results on themes related to multiple risks and stressors, past and future scenarios of the Baltic Sea, eutrophication and biodiversity.

The BONUS Forum 2011 aimed at encouraging and ensuring that the links between the BONUS+ results and important policy processes across the region are transparent. Moreover, that the knowledge generated is used effectively in the critical work across different sectors in efforts to ensure a better future of the Baltic Sea region.

The 16 briefings prepared for stakeholders showcase key results of all the BONUS+ projects. For further coverage of the day's procedures, read 'BONUS Forum 2011: Baltic Sea faces even more critical challenges than previously thought, scientists say'


Presentations by the BONUS Forum invited speakers and the BONUS+ project coordinators can be viewed by scrolling down the videos below and clicking on the chosen clip for online viewing. Each presentation is approximately 7 minutes long.

Environmental challenges in the Baltic Sea Region, Linking science and policy
by Anne Christine Brusendorff, HELCOM

Bonus: Together supporting research for a better future of the Baltic Sea
by Peter Crawley, European Commission Directorate-General for Research & Innovation

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
by Anders Lindholm, European Commission DG Regional Policy

Introduction to panel work
by Anna Jöborn, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Panel I: How to make decisions stressors?

Panel I, BONUS+ project BALTICWAY
The use of currents for environmental management of the maritime industry
by Tarmo Soomere, Wave Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology

Panel I, BONUS+ project BALCOFISH
"Integration of pollutant gene responses and fish ecology in Baltic coastal fisheries and management” investigates chemical pollution by developing fish monitoring.
by Lars Förlin, University of Gothenburg


Panel 1, BONUS project BEAST

Biological Effects of Anthropogenic chemical STress - Tools for the assessment of ecosystem health

By Kari Lehtonen, Finnish Environment Institute

Due to technical reasons only powerpoint available.

Panel I, BONUS+ project IBAM
Integrated Bayesian risk analysis of ecosystem management in the Gulf of Finland
by Sakari Kuikka, University of Helsinki

Panel I, BONUS+ project RISKGOV
Environmental Risk Governance of the Baltic Sea
by Michael Gilek, Södertörn University Sweden

Panel II: What can be learned from the past – and future scenarios – of the Baltic Sea?

Panel II, BONUS+ project AMBER
Assessment and Modelling of Baltic Ecosystem Response
by Joachim W. Dippner, Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

Panel II, BONUS+ project BALTIC GAS
Methane emission in the Baltic Sea: gas storage and effects of climate change and eutrophication
by Henrik Fossing, Aarhus University

Panel II, BONUS+ project INFLOW
What kind of Baltic Sea will our grandchildren have?
by Aarno Kotilainen, Geological Survey of Finland

Panel II, BONUS+ project HYPER
Hypoxia is the most profound symptom of nutrient over-enrichment
by Jacob Carstensen, Dept. of Bioscience, Aarhus University

Panel II, BONUS+ project BALTIC-C
How will the Baltic Sea acid-base (pH) balance change in the future?
by Anders Omstedt, University of Gothenburg

Panel III: How to manage the nutrient loads for the good of the Baltic Sea?

Panel III, BONUS+ project RECOCA
REduction of Baltic Sea nutrient inputs and COst allocation within the Baltic Sea CAtchment
by Christoph Humborg, Stockholm University

Advanced tool for scenarios of the Baltic Sea ECOsystem to SUPPORT decision making
by Markus Meier, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Panel III, BONUS+ project PROBALT
Improving Societal Conditions for the Baltic Sea Protection
by Markku Ollikainen, University of Helsinki

Panel IV: How to ensure a healthy state of the biological diversity in the Baltic Sea?

Panel IV, BONUS+ project BALTGENE
Baltic Sea genetic biodiversity
by Kerstin Johannesson, University of Gothenburg

Panel IV, BONUS+ project BAZOOCA
BAltic ZOOplankton CAscades
by Peter Tiselius, University of Gothenburg

Panel IV, BONUS+ project PREHAB
PREdicting, mapping and valuing biodiversity in coastal HABitats of the Baltic Sea
by Mats Lindegarth, University of Gothenburg