What: BONUS pilot workshop on scenarios   REGISTRATION HAS ENDED

When: 6-7 April 2016

Where: Minerva-tori at the University of Helsinki city campus, Siltavuorenpenger 9, Helsinki, Finland.

Why: The objective of the workshop is to take the first steps to explore and develop harmonized storylines for future developments of multiple regional drivers and pressures that affect the Baltic Sea and that can be associated with readily available global climate and socioeconomic scenarios (RCPs and SSPs [1]).

The workshop serves the purpose of

i)                    debating a conceptual framework of regional storylines for the Baltic Sea up to 2100;

ii)                   exchanging ideas on plausible future sectoral developments; and

iii)                 exploring possibilities of further collaboration between the ongoing BONUS projects and stakeholders.

Based on the workshop, a collaborative journal article on regionalised storylines for the Baltic Sea could be envisaged. The workshop is co-organised by the BONUS Secretariat and the BONUS BalticAPP project as a clustering activity. For more information on BONUS BALTICAPP, please visit: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/balticapp/

To whom: Any BONUS projects and stakeholders interested in exploring the challenges of securing the future flow of marine ecosystem services in the Baltic Sea.

Registrations: by 4 March, 2016

Pre-material & homework: The registered participants will be provided with selected materials during the second week of March.

Further inquiries: Kari Hyytiäinen (e-mail: kari.hyytiainen@helsinki.fi, tel. +358 50 4160702)

[1]  RCPs (Representative Concentration Pathways) are four greenhouse gas concentration trajectories adopted for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. SSPs (Shared Socio-economic Pathways) cover five different narratives of plausible socio-economic futures. The SSPs and RCPs replace the SRES scenarios.



Wednesday, 6 April 2016

11:00 – 12:00 Lunch

12:00 – 12:20 Welcoming words

12:20 – 13:30 Keynote presentation by Detlef van Vuuren

13:30 – 14:00 Coffee

14:00 – 17:00 Alternating group work & plenary sessions  

-          Presentation of the material send before the meeting & homework

-          Taking stock of Baltic Sea storylines/conceptual framework of storylines for the Baltic Sea

Thursday, 7 April 2016

9:00  Summing up of 1st day and directions for the working sessions

          Panel discussion

          Facilitated group work and plenary sessions (themes to be announced):

16:00 Closing the event

Contact prof. Kari Hyytiäinen directly for late registration kari.hyytiainen(at)helsinki.fi

Information about accommodation

We have reserved a quota of hotel rooms at Cumulus Hakaniemi, Siltasaarenkatu 14, 00530 Helsinki. Please make your booking directly to the hotel and mention the code "BONUS". Please note that the availability of hotel rooms for the negotiated quota prices is limited.

  • single Standard room 95 Eur / night, buffet breakfast and sauna included
  • double Standard room 110 Eur / night, buffet breakfast and sauna included

Email: hakaniemi.cumulus@restel.fi
Tel.+358 (0)9 54660100
Website: www.cumulus.fi/en