An educational video (link below) of different cost effective and user friendly methods applied for marine litter sampling on beaches around the Baltic Sea was developed in BONUS MICROPOLL (partner Klaipeda University). The Rake-method covers the whole width of the beach between the waterline and the vegetation, cliff etc. while the goal of the Tidal method is to survey beach wrack that washed up along the beach after stormy events. Additionally, the 100m OSPAR method is presented, a naked eye method investigating macro-litter (> 25 mm) on the surface of the beach.
14.06.2018 Two BONUS BASMATI videos published
BONUS BASMATI asked two of its key researchers to talk about the project outcomes.
Saskia Otto from the University of Hamburg presented her work in the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans (#ECCWO18) in Washington, DC 4-8 June 2018. She and colleagues have developed INDperform R package to help selection and validation of environmental indicators. In the ECCWO presentation, the package was used in a comparison of zooplankton indicators across European seas. Use the attached QR code for a quick access to the INDperform package! See also INDperform publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.05.045
23.05.2018 BONUS Blueprint releases synthesis
As one of the final products of the BONUS Blueprint project, several synthesis papers are released. A central issue has been the coupling of microbial genes to environmental conditions. These data, the synthesis, and tested protocols are available on the BONUS Blueprint homepage. Here, results are also presented in “An Information brief” aimed at highlighting output of relevance for marine monitoring. Finally, the output is available in a popular article published in the Projects magazine (see links below).
15.05.2018 BONUS BASMATI introduces itself in a video
The first BONUS BASMATI video has been published.