BONUS at the EU Maritime Day 2011The Executive Director of BONUS will be speaking at the
EU Maritime Day taking place on 19-20 May in Gdansk in
the ‘Parallel session 1’ titled ‘The ecosystem-based
approach in practice in managing activities related to the
sea’ in the late afternoon of the 19 May 2011.
BONUS in Brief newsletter out nowThe May 2011 issue of the BONUS in Brief is now available
in hard copies (to subscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
and for downloading. The newest edition features
articles highlighting the key 2011 events in the BONUS
calendar, the strategic research agenda update, guest
column featuring DG REGIO, introduction to the Black
Sea SEAS-ERA programme and updates from the
BONUS+ projects AMBER, BALTGENE and HYPER.
Register to the 8th Baltic Sea Science Congress co-organised with BONUSThe joint Baltic Sea Science Congress and BONUS+ final
annual conference titled ‘Joint research efforts for
sustainable ecosystem management’, will be held on
22-26 August 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Altogether
eight of 19 thematic sessions of the Congress have been
initiated by the BONUS+ scientists. Please register here.
Competition for the BONUS+ projects announcedThe BONUS secretariat is running a competition for the best outreach activity or product carried out or developed by a BONUS+ project during the full funding period of 2009-2011. The winning project will be presented with EUR 5000 award and its use is to be decided within the winning project team alone.
BONUS in Brief guest column: EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea regionAnders Lindholm from the European Commission, Directorate General for Regional Policy outlines the developments of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region after one and a half years into
its implementation phase. He also highlights how BONUS can play an
important role by ensuring that the recommendations coming out of the
BONUS projects are picked up also by other funding programmes and thus
realising the necessary steps we need to take to safeguard our common
PREHAB course on spatial planning well received by the participantsBONUS+ project PREHAB organised a multidisciplinary
PhD-course on marine spatial planning from 22 February
to 3 March titled ‘Ecological, economical and institutional
challenges for spatial planning in the Baltic - a multi-
disciplinary introductory course on ecological mapping and
economic valuation of coastal areas’. Sixteen students from eight countries were selected to attend the course.