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E-bulletin 55/19.2.2015

Young scientist activities kick off the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2015 in Riga next June

10th BSSC2015 logoThe tenth Baltic Sea Science Congress young scientists’ training and get-together evening session organised by the young scientists of Riga University and sponsored by BONUS will take place on Monday 15 June. Note that this is a NEW, now confirmed date for the young scientists’ activities – please mark in your calendars and join your peers to a world-class transferrable skills training session and a fun-filled dinner get-together, all FREE of charge to the participants. Further details about the activities will be announced soon on the BONUS facebook page and the BONUS website at www.bonusportal.org/ys.


“If BONUS would not exist, it would have to be invented”...

Briefing 24 Interim evaluation...says an interviewee of the BONUS interim evaluation undertaken  in 2014 by a panel of five independent experts appointed by the European Commission. To read the full BONUS briefing 24: BONUS interim evaluation 2014, download a personal copy, to obtain hard copies, email bonus(at)bonuseeig.fi

The Chair of the Independent BONUS Interim Evaluation Panel, Professor Peter R. Burbridge, noted in the foreword of the Evaluation report:  “Overall, the Evaluation Panel is very impressed by BONUS’s achievements founded upon the development of transnational and trans-disciplinary cooperation, of human and institutional capacities, of information shar­ing and the trust in the integrity of all actors within the management of successive phases of the programme. The Evaluation Panel is confident that there will be further major advances in policies and management actions to enhance the sustainable use of the Baltic Sea ecosystem resulting from the outcomes of BONUS that would not have been achieved without this integrated approach.”


Latest news from BONUS projects’ website

- FISHVIEW in the International Conference on Robotics and Automation
- SOILS2SEA hosts a trio of stakeholder workshops


Welcome to a new blogger!

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Christofer Karlsson from the BLUEPRINT project
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News about BONUS calls

- Projects funded from the BONUS call 2014: Sustainable ecosystem services will be announced and commence their work in April 2015.
- A BONUS call 2015 including research and innovation themes will be announced in latter part of 2015.


Events 2015

Submit abstract to:
- ICES science conference 2015, including BONUS projects BAMBI, BIO-C3 & INSPIRE convened session, by 30 April

Register to:

- Ecosystem dynamics in the Baltic Sea in a climate change perspective, 10-12 March, Umeå
- European Maritime Day 2015, 28-29 May, Pireaus
- Baltic Sea Science Congress 2015, 15-19 June, Riga

Mark dates in calendar:

- ICES science conference 2015, 21-25 September, Copenhagen (registrations open in March)
- BONUS young scientist training and Club events, 15 June, Riga (registrations open in March)
- EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Annual Forum, 15-16 June, Jurmala (registrations open in April)

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