BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic

Call fact sheet, BONUS briefing number 25
Guide for applicants specific to the BONUS call 2015: Blue BalticGuide for proposal evaluators specific to the BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic

At a glance

Opened: 9 November 2015

Preregistration deadline: 9 February 2016, 17.00 CET - a total of 93 proposals preregistered by this deadline

Proposal submission deadline: 10 march 2016, 17.00 CET - a total of 75 proposals were submitted

Funding scheme: Collaborative projects

Funding available per project: Up to EUR 3 million

Project implementation: Projects will start earliest in April 2017 with each project running a maximum of three years

Themes addressed: Each proposal must address one key theme from those opened for this call and two to four supplementary themes from those included in the BONUS strategic research agenda 2011-2017, update 2014. The BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic included the following themes:

BONUS strategic objective

Themes called*

Additional eligibility conditions

Themes 1

1: Understanding the Baltic Sea ecosystem structure and functioning

Theme 1.3: Food web structure and dynamics

None

Theme 1.4: Multilevel impacts of hazardous substances

 

None

2: Meeting the multifaceted challenges in linking the Baltic Sea with its coast and catchment

Theme 2.4: Eco-technological approaches to achieve good ecological status in the Baltic Sea

Foci on (i) economic models supporting elaboration of regula­tions and incentives facilitating eco-technological de­velopment and on (ii) an evidence-based review of the feasibility of new technological solutions and/or biomanipulation methods.

None

3: Enhancing sustainable use of coastal and marine goods and services of the Baltic Sea

Theme 3.5: Sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea

Focus on scientifically justified criteria enabling environmentally balanced and socially accepted aquaculture production across the Baltic Sea region.

None

4: Improving the capabilities of the society to respond to the current and future challenges directed to the Baltic Sea region

Theme 4.2: Linking ecosystem goods and services to human lifestyles and well-being

Focus on quantification of the socioeconomic value of the ecosystem services and developing models for comparative and consequential analyses of cumulative benefits and trade-offs among different marine ecosystem services.

None

 

Theme 4.3: Maritime spatial planning from local to Baltic Sea region scale

Foci on (i) applying the ecosystem approach in maritime spatial planning (MSP), particularly, developing an ecologically and socio-economically sound network of protected marine areas covering the whole Baltic Sea and (ii) exploring the needs and establishing a region-wide data exchange network in support of MSP in the Baltic Sea.

None

 

5: Developing improved and innovative observation and data management systems, tools and methodologies for marine information needs in the Baltic Sea region

Theme 5.1 Developing and improving scientific basis for integrated monitoring programmes for continuous assessment of ecological status and human pressures

 

None

 


BONUS strategic objective

Themes called*

Additional eligibility conditions

Themes 2

2: Meeting the multifaceted challenges in linking the Baltic Sea with its coast and catchment

Theme 2.4: Eco-technological approaches to achieve good ecological status in the Baltic Sea

Foci on (i) improvement of retention and recirculation of nutrients and other chemical sub­stances, (ii) new methods for improved wastewater treatment efficiency for xenobiotics and persistent micro- and nanoparticles, (iii) new methods for recovery of substances from waste and sediments, (iv) new methods for retention and reduction of air pollution from energy production and transporta­tion, (v) new testing methods for sewage, leachate from landfills, wastewater and storm water and (vi) new methods for restoration of marine and coastal habitats.

Projects will be selected for funding only on a condition that at least 25% of the requested BONUS funding goes to enterprises  

3: Enhancing sustainable use of coastal and marine goods and services of the Baltic Sea

Theme 3.5: Sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea

Foci on (i) new regionally based fish feed ingredients and on (ii) recirculation and other tech­nologies allowing efficient re­moval or retrieval of nutrients and pathogens and minimised risk of escapees.

Projects will be selected for funding only on a condition that at least 25% of the requested BONUS funding goes to enterprises  

5: Developing improved and innovative observation and data management systems, tools and methodologies for marine information needs in the Baltic Sea region

Theme 5.2 Developing and testing innovative in situ, remote sensing and laboratory techniques

Focus on remote sensing, particularly, on full usage of capabilities of the new instruments and developing dedicated and locally calibrated algorithms that could enable usage of remote sensing in the Baltic Sea monitoring.

Projects will be selected for funding only on a condition that at least 25% of the requested BONUS funding goes to enterprises  

Theme 5.3 User-driven new information and communication services for marine environment, safety and security in the Baltic Sea

 

Projects will be selected for funding only on a condition that at least 25% of the requested BONUS funding goes to enterprises

* The expected outcomes of each theme are presented in complete format in the BONUS strategic research agenda 2011-2017, update 2014 www.bonusportal.org/sra