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21.06.2017 10:23

Watch a video of the 'science meets policy' session of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2017 (Rostock)

The 11th Baltic Sea Science Congress (12-16 June 2017) was hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research IOW and the University of Rostock. A total of over 200 participants attended the week that focussed on topics covering the special characteristics of the Baltic Sea and comparable enclosed marine systems as well as the challenges of an integrated management of our fragile sea.

For the second time running in the Baltic Sea Science Congress BONUS organised a policy driven session on Thursday 15 June titled "Science meets policy: the role of evidence-based science in decision-making". The session was attended by over 70 participants and included good discussion around the topic led by the moderator, Dr Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director of BONUS. Keynote was delivered by Dr Sif Johansson, Director of Mistra Council for Evidence-Based Environmental Management (EviEM), Stockholm , Sweden and commented by Ms Carola Veit, Chair of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) and President of the Hamburg Parliament.

The lively discussion continued in the panel which was joined by Mr Bodo Bahr, the President of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC); Professor Jacob Carstensen, Aarhus University, Denmark; Professor Mike Elliott, Institute of Estuarine and Coast Studies, University of Hull, United Kingdom; Dr Mats Svensson, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM), Göteborg, Sweden; and Mr Sebastian Unger, Sustainability Governance, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, Germany. 

Watch the video of the session. (Film by Mike Sommer, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research IOW)

Also a video is available of the BONUS organised Young Scientist Club training session by Hugh Kearns from ThinkWell on the topic of "Turbo-charge your writing and communicate about the impact of your research". Read more

For further information and updates, visit the congress website.

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