New project to develop innovative methods for improved remote sensing of the seafloor in the Baltic SeaThe BONUS ECOMAP project will start its three-year implementation on 1 September. This brings the number of projects funded from the ’BONUS call 2015: Blue Baltic’ to 12. A total amount of EUR 30 million will fund these projects for 2.5-3 years – until 2020.
BONUS ECOMAP will introduce new, innovative opto-acoustic remote sensing, mapping, and monitoring that will enable researchers to obtain a more comprehensive and holistic view on the Baltic Sea seafloor.
Habitats that are considered indicators of ecosystem diversity and health, such as sea grass meadows, reef-building macrofauna and stone reefs will be remote sensed with latest technologies of hydroacoustics, adapted shallow seismics, customised in situ laser methods and state-of-the-art airborne lidar.
“We welcome BONUS ECOMAP to our projects’ community and look forward to reaping results that new measurement techniques being introduced to the remote sensing of the seafloor of our vulnerable Baltic Sea will bring”, says Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director, BONUS EEIG.
First Announcement: 2nd Baltic Earth Conference, 11-15 June 2018, HelsingorThe 2nd Baltic Earth Conference: The Baltic Sea Region in Transition, will take place in Helsingor, Denmark on 11-15 June 2018. Scientists, managers and other stakeholders are welcomed to attend the conference.
'BONUS call 2017: Synthesis' openProposals are invited until 9 November for transnational desktop-studies worth up to EUR 450 000 of funding each, mandatory preregistration 9 October.