4/2011 Bulletin 8.4.2011

BONUS annual report 2010 out now

BONUS annual report 2010 (PDF)

In 2010, the focus of the BONUS community was in three
important areas of development: stakeholder platforms,
the strategic research agenda and implementation
modalities of the new programme. Parallel to this, the 16 BONUS+ pilot projects continued to perform well in their
second year of the 3-year funding for 2009-2011. In the
BONUS annual report 2010 we summarise some of the
activities and achievements of the past year and identify
key events, activities and challenges for the year to come.
A printed copy can be requested from the BONUS
secretariat by emailing to bonus@bonuseeig.fi.


AMBER workshop on Lagoon Ecosystem Modelling (ECOPATH/ECOSIM)

BONUS+ Project AMBER organizes a workshop for Ph.D. students from countries around the Baltic Sea on 21- 23 June 2011 in the University of Klaipeda. Application deadline is 30 April 2011.
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European Maritime Day 2011

Registration is now open for the annual European Maritime Day Conference taking place in Gdańsk, Poland on 19-20 May 2011.
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Public consultation on Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Persons working on, or with an interest in, Maritime Spatial Planning and/or Integrated Coastal Zone Management, are invited to take part in the consultation which closes on 20 May 2011.
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BONUS+ project in spotlight:

BALTICWAY

Towards smart use of currents in environmentally safer management of the Baltic Sea maritime industry


By studying surface currents in the Baltic Sea, an international research team BALTICWAY has developed a new method aiming to determine how shipping as well as offshore and coastal engineering activities can be made environmentally safer. This research project of BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme, identifies areas where marine activities are better avoided because, in case of a spill, dangerous substances are likely to be washed from these areas to the most vulnerable areas of the Baltic Sea.

“The ever increasing human impact on the Baltic Sea and especially the increase in risks associated with potential oil pollution from ship traffic or oil platforms, calls for novel methods for mitigating the impact of such risks on vulnerable areas,” says BALTICWAY coordinator Tarmo Soomere, Professor from Tallinn University of Technology.
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Tarmo Soomere, BALTICWAY coordinator

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BONUS is a joint Baltic Sea research and development programme producing knowledge to support development and implementation of regulations, policies and management practices of the Baltic Sea region. It issues calls for competitive proposals and funds projects of high excellence and relevance based on its strategic research agenda. BONUS is funded jointly from the national research funding institutions in the eight EU member states around the Baltic Sea and the EU's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration. 

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