3/2011 Bulletin 18.3.2011

Research needs for the coming years in focus when policy makers, scientists and funders of the Baltic Sea countries convened in Latvia this week 

70 country representatives from institutions dealing with
marine, maritime and socio-economic issues, funders and
scientific community of nine Baltic Sea countries confirmed
this week the broad themes of the joint Baltic Sea
research programme BONUS for the coming years. The
research themes provide the basis for the BONUS calls for
multi-disciplinary and transnational projects.
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The Baltic Sea Science Congress abstracts deadline moved to the end of March 2011

The 8th Baltic Sea Science Congress, co-organised with
BONUS  and titled Joint research efforts for sustainable
ecosystem management, will be held on 22-26 August
2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Abstracts are now invited until 31 March 2011
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ICES Annual Science Conference 2011 opens its Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for paper/oral or poster presentation in one of the 2011 theme sessions of the ICES Annual Science Conference taking place 19-23 September 2011 in Gdansk, Poland. This year the Conference will focus on the Baltic Sea, one of the regions from which ICES originated.
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FP7 Junior Project Management course 2011

The Junior Project Management provides new entrants in the field of European project management with the skill-set needed to effectively implement EU projects. Through practical workshops led by experts, participants will gain a good understanding of EU funding schemes, as well as the complexities of project implementation, from partner communication and project officer satisfaction, to financial reporting.
The next annual Junior Project Management course will be held in Budapest, Hungary on 13-15 April. Registrations are open until 25 March 2011.
For more information and prices, visit www.eutrainingsite.com/99.



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BONUS+ project in spotlight:


Climate change and eutrophication: new scenarios for the Baltic Sea to support policymakers

The environmental state of the Baltic Sea may get much worse in future climate of warmer air temperatures and increased river runoff according to new results from the international ECOSUPPORT project of BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme.  

Based on regional modelling covering the period 1850-2100s and projecting long-term scenarios, it is evident that the impact of nutrient loads plays a critical role in what the future may hold for the Baltic Sea.

The ECOSUPPORT projections assess the impact of climate change under different nutrient load scenarios with consideration of the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.

New results were presented at the ECOSUPPORT workshop, held last week in Stockholm to discuss the current findings of the 3-year project. ”There is a significant response to the level of nutrient load in key eutrophication indicators such as sea bottom oxygen content, sight depth and cod reproduction volume ”, said Helén Andersson of ECOSUPPORT and oceanographic researcher at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.

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ECOSUPPORT workshop at the Baltic Nest Institute, Sweden, 8-10 March 2011. Photo: Fredrik Wulff

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