BONUS Evening School talk on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastropheProfessor Donald Boesch, Member of the BONUS Advisory
Board, University of Maryland served as a member of the
President Obama’s commission that investigated the Gulf
of Mexico oil spill catastrophe, analysed its causes and
effects, and recommended the actions necessary to
minimise such risks in the future. View the video (in four
parts) recorded at the BONUS Evening School held at
the Academy of Finland, Helsinki on 15.6.2011.
Talk on the NordStream pipeline in the Baltic SeaThe NordStream pipeline development in the Baltic Sea
was the topic of the second talk at the BONUS Evening
School on 15 June 2011. View the video (in three
parts) of the presentation by Dr. Juha-Markku Leppänen,
Marine Research Centre of the Finnish Environment
Maritime Day 2011 and ecosystem-based managementA session ‘The ecosystem-based approach in practice in
managing activities related to the sea’ attracted some
100 stakeholders during this year’s European Maritime
Day held in Gdansk, Poland and generated some good
discussion in the late afternoon of 19 May 2011. View
the BONUS presentation titled ‘The ecosystem-based
approach in practice in managing activities related to
the sea’ and read more
IBAM organises a course on environmental decision supportThis short intensive course organised by BONUS+ project IBAM will address the issue of how to support environmental planning and management decisions with information. The focus will be both on information analysis and information systems, their development and use. Presentations, analysis and discussion will be included on concepts such as quality of life and sustainability. The course will be held in Espoo, Finland on 28 November - 2 December 2011.
See the course flyer and read more
Baltic Sea as the first model case for science-based management of the European regional seasDr Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director of BONUS writes in
the EU Government Gazette May 2011 issue: In the
past decade the concept of ecosystem approach to
management has been introduced firmly into
environment management policies, regulations and
action plans. The time passed has showed how
multifaceted, multidimensional and ambitious it is to
achieve this goal in practice.
A new guide to process-based modeling of lakes and coastal seasA new book titled ‘Guide to Process-based Modeling of Lakes and Coastal Seas’ by Anders Omstedt, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and coordinator of the BALTIC-C project, is to play an important role in making available to all the modeling activity of the BALTIC-C.