9/2011 Bulletin 21.9.2011

BONUS strategic research agenda available

The online version of the BONUS strategic research agenda 2011-2017 is now available on the BONUS website
for downloading. BONUS will launch altogether five calls
inviting proposals for projects that address strategic
objectives of the research agenda.
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Online resources for BONUS community get a boost

The BONUS website www.bonusportal.org has been revised and new information relevant to the BONUS community added. In particular, sections for policymakers, researchers and wider public have been added to the website and further updates will be made regularly to keep all informed about the developments with BONUS.
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Socio-economic and ecological-economic challenges in policies of the Baltic Sea State

The international conference on 24-25 November 2011 will be organised by Pskov branch of Russian Geographical Society, Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor) of Pskov region and Pskov State Pedagogical University.
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BALTIC-C dissertation on ´The Carbon Dioxide System in the Baltic Sea Surface Waters´

PhD Karin Wesslander from the BONUS+ project Baltic-C defended her dissertation ´The Carbon Dioxide System in the Baltic Sea Surface Waters´ on 9 September 2011.
Her work is a strong contribution to both the Baltic-C project as well as BALTEX phase II.
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The 2nd ICES/PICES Conference for Early Career researcher

Early career researchers will convene at a conference on Majorca Island, Spain from 24 to 27 April 2012. A group of early career marine scientists were invited by ICES and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) to form the Scientific Steering Committee in order to plan and organize an international conference for their peers on a marine topic of their own choosing.The deadline for abstracts is 31 October 2011.
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BONUS Secretariat has moved

From 1 September 2011 our address is:
Hakaniemenranta 6
00530 Helsinki, FINLAND

All office emails, telephone and fax numbers remain the same.


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Executive summary

The executive summary of
the BONUS strategic reserach agenda 2011-2017 available
for downloading .


BONUS+ project in spotlight:


EU Common Agricultural Policy threatens the Baltic Sea

First published in the May 2011 issue of BONUS in Brief

If the demand for humans’ animal protein consumption increases as projected, it may be a major holdback to fulfil the environmental goals of the Baltic Sea Action Plan according to new results by international researchers of AMBER, the Assessment and Modelling Baltic Ecosystem Response project.

AMBER implements and applies the ecosystem approach to management (EAM) of the Baltic Sea in order to provide a toolbox for better management action in the future. However, successful implementation of the EAM concept requires best available scientific information that can be used as the basis for integrated management. Therefore the project is based on three pillars:

  A. retrospective analyses on
  long-term data sets
  B. intensive modelling with suites
  of models
  C. selected measurements of
  biogeochemical transformation
  processes in the coastal water
  and the groundwater

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The AMBER project has been generating general interests already at the highest level of the stakeholders when it was presented to the presidents of Finland and Russia during their stay on the Archipelago Research Institute of the University of Turku in July 2010.

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