Innovative solutions for aquaculture and multilevel food web impacts are among topics investigated in new Baltic Sea research and innovation projects worth over EUR 17 millionSeven projects funded by BONUS start their implementation this month. Further five projects, also funded from the ‘BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic’, will be announced in early June 2017. This will bring the full worth of the Blue Baltic projects seeking solutions to concerns our vulnerable Baltic Sea faces to EUR 30 million.
Three of the projects deal with aquaculture, globally the fastest growing animal production industry, driven by an increasing demand for high quality protein and healthy food. In the Baltic Sea region aquaculture growth is constrained by concerns about environmental impacts that these projects on their different aspects will now tackle. Also a timely topic of microplastics is under scrutiny in a project developing eco-techonological solutions for removal of micro-pollutants and microplastic from contaminated water.
Two of the projects are examining different aspects of Baltic Sea food webs that have been severely impacted by hazardous substances and climate change in the last decades. One further project looks at new surveillance tools for remote sea monitoring and their application on submarine groundwater discharges and seabed surveys.
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More information about the BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic projects at www.bonusportal.org/BB
BONUS 10 years' celebration, kick-off of Blue Baltic projects and BONUS Forum, 3-4 May 2017, HelsinkiDownload the agenda and register now!
Registration deadline is 19 April 2017