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BONUS RETURN sets out to reduce emissions in the Baltic Sea by turning nutrients and carbon into benefits in an effort to turn pollution into profit

The BONUS RETURN project starts this month after receiving EUR 3 million in funding from BONUS."This project aims at finding practical solutions by shifting the mode of thinking about what has been previously considered waste materials – i.e. unwanted, unusable, and undesirable substances that have not been part of the planned supply chain – to  usable materials”, says Dr. Marcus Carson, the BONUS RETURN coordinator and senior research fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

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Check out NEW videos and photos from the BONUS 10th anniversary celebration 3-4 May 2017

Videos are now available of presentations held on 4 May during the 6th BONUS Forum on different dimensions of impact:
Pauline Snoeijs Leijonmalm, Stockholm University - NEW video
Mike Elliott, Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies, University of Hull - NEW video
Patries Boekholt, Managing Director, Technopolis Group - NEW video

Also available now are individual stakeholder comments:
Ulla Li Zweifel, HELCOM - NEW video
Anne Christine Brusendorff,  ICES - NEW video
Talis Linkaits, VASAB Secretariat - NEW video
Elisabetta Balzi, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission - NEW video
Donald Boesch, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland - NEW video
Yaroslav Sorokotyaga, Russian Foundation for Basic Research - NEW video
Anssi Mälkki, Academy of Finland - NEW video
Eeva Rantama, Interreg Baltic Sea Region - NEW video
Marcus Reckermann, Baltic Earth Secretariat - NEW video
Gilles Lericolais, IFREMER - NEW video
Erja Tikka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland - NEW video
Iryna Makarenko, Black Sea Commission - NEW video
Pauli Merriman, WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme - NEW video
Eve Külmallik, Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia - NEW video
Jacqueline Wood, JPI Oceans - NEW video

All above and much more can be found at www.bonusportal.org/10

Participants of the 6th BONUS Forum. Photo by Tuukka Troberg.


BONUS Symposia

Register now to the first BONUS Symposium ‘Science delivery for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea living resources’ , Tallinn, 17-19 October 2017.

Submit your abstract by 11 June 2017 to the second BONUS Symposium 'Shipping and the environment', Gothenburg, 24-25 October 2017.

For more information on these, and other forthcoming BONUS Symposia, visit www.bonusportal.org/symposia.


Coming up next week

11th Baltic Sea Science Congress, 12-16 June 2017, Rostock

6th BONUS Young Scientist Club, 12 June 2017, Rostock

8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, 13-14 June 2017, Berlin

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BONUS is a joint Baltic Sea research and development programme producing knowledge to support development and implementation of regulations, policies and management practices of the Baltic Sea region. It issues calls for competitive proposals and funds projects of high excellence and relevance based on its strategic research agenda. BONUS is funded jointly from the national research funding institutions in the eight EU member states around the Baltic Sea and the EU's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration. 

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