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E-bulletin 61/25.6.2015

Over 100  young scientists learned about seven secrets of extremely successful researchers


“I think everyone will say that we spent a great time listening and discussing among us the difficult life of early career scientist struggling between science, supervisors, distractions and sense of guilt. It was a mind opening seminar that will help for sure all of us attending it to give a new boost to our studies and research."

– participant at the "Seven secrets of extremely successful researchers" workshop at the 10th BSSC, led by Hugh Kearns (in the middle)
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See also young scientists’ blogs on the workshop and BSSC

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BSSC 2015 by Alessandro Orio, First days at the Baltic Sea Science Congress in Riga! – INSPIRE
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BSSC part 2 by Dana Helleman, Sources & Sinks: A Tale of Coastal Biogeochemistry – COCOA
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BONUS at the 6th EUSBSR Annual Forum

BONUS participated in the 6th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in Jurmala, Latvia on 15-16 June 2015. The Annual Forum was a great opportunity for networking with many stakeholders from policy makers to industry and other key actors, and communicating about science and knowledge in support of blue growth agenda.  
Moedas visiting BONUS stand at EUSBSR AF 15 June 2015
Commissioner Moedas being greeted by Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director, BONUS at the BONUS stand of the EUSBSR Annual Forum Networking Village, 15 June 2015, Jurmala.

Download the plenary speech by Commissioner Carlos Moedas, Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission

Read more about BONUS presence at the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Jurmala, 15-16 June 2015

The first policy day convened during the Baltic Sea Science Congress in Riga on 17 June 2015

The result of having this first ever policy day was most encouraging. In particular a significant achievement was made by starting openly discussing the role of science and the attitude of the research community towards the blue growth initiative at this congress.

Read more and download the keynote presentations by Dolf de Groot and
Mike Elliott

BSSC policy panel II

Latest from www.bonusprojects.org:

NEWS: PhD position in Population Genetics within BAMBI
Closing date for application: July 30. We announce a four-year full time graduate student position with a focus on conservation genetics issues in the aquatic environments of the Baltic Sea and freshwater mountain lakes of central Sweden
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NEWS: Food for thought paper on the eastern Baltic cod (INSPIRE & BIO-C3)
Published in ICES Journal of Marine Science: The eastern Baltic cod stock was depleted and overexploited for decades until the mid-2000s, after when fishing mortality rapidly declined and biomass started to increase, as shown by stock assessments.
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BLOG: A Point of View by Hanna Corell – BAMBI: How much beauty do we need in science? A note on color blindness
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1-2 December 2015
The members of the BONUS Steering Committee, Advisory Board and Forum of the Project Coordinators please take note of these dates planned for the kick-off conference of the sustainable ecosystem services projects commenced in April 2015, and the next BONUS triple meeting that are planned to take place in Brussels. Soon more updates available!

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