E-bulletin 29/11.3.2013

BONUS call 2012: Innovation closing tomorrow!

Copyright iStockTomorrow is the final day to submit proposals to
the BONUS call 2012: Innovation. The proposals
submitted will then enter the evaluation process
and the outcome will be announced in June.

All the consortia are encouraged to check for the
final time that their proposals meet all the eligibility conditions set and submit the final versions of the proposals latest by 17.00 CET tomorrow, 12 March 2013.


Policy framework analysis in the fields relevant to the BONUS programme launched

Since the formulation of the BONUS strategic research agenda 2011-2017, the framework of relevant policies have been evolving rapidly. Revisiting the landscape of the relevant policies is a necessary step in the process of updating the BONUS strategic research agenda. The quick advances made are clearly visible in particular on the regional Baltic Sea and the European levels.

Among the most important policies in terms of their relevance to the BONUS programme is the HELCOM’s Baltic Sea Action Plan which has progressed in developing the core indicators and creating assessment tools for environmental quality. Equally importantly, the European Commission has refined the criteria and methodological standards for identifying the good environmental status within the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and further elaborated on the main principles of the new Common Fisheries Policy.

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HELCOM-BONUS stakeholder conference summary and presentations available online

Video clips from the
presentations also
available soon!
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ICES Annual Science Conference 2013 call for abstracts has been announced

The conference will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, 23-27 September 2013.
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