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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 million

Seven 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


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Nominate the best stakeholder engagement achievement of the BONUS innovation projects

The best stakeholder action, product or event by one of the 13 'BONUS call 2012: Innovation' projects will receive EUR 5 000 to be used freely as the winner decides.

All nominations must be made by the end of Thursday, 20 April 2017 by email to bonus@bonuseeig.fi.

The winner(s) will be announced in the evening of 3 May 2017 during the BONUS 10 year jubilee celebration in Helsinki, Finland.
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