Scientific knowledge as a critical part of policy process supports the efforts of ensuring sustainable and effective ecosystem based management of the Baltic Sea.

BONUS knowledge in policy process

By addressing policy driven research issues and carefully designing themes and timings of the forthcoming calls for research proposals, BONUS can offer a foundation and support for achieving the objectives of several relevant policies and strategies, and help in reaching the good environmental status of the Baltic Sea.

BONUS projects' website www.bonusprojects.org

On the website managed by the BONUS projects themselves, news are shared with the policymakers across the Baltic Sea region as developments and results from individual BONUS projects unfold.

BONUS+ projects' key results to policymakers

Briefing documents highlighting key results of the BONUS+ projects are available, as is the synthesis report in a format of a special issue of AMBIO titled BONUS+ in Support of the Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Baltic Sea. Volume 43, Issue 1, February 2014.

BONUS Forum and other events

BONUS Forum is composed of representatives of ministries across sectoral borders of the nine Baltic Sea countries – environment, transport, agriculture, forestry and science – dealing with Baltic Sea system research and governance. If you are  not already involved with the BONUS Forum and/or strategic orientation workshops, or other events, we look forward to welcoming you. Subscribe to the e-bulletin and start receiving updates about forthcoming BONUS events and developments.

Policymakers' Q&A