Bonus Projects


21.10.2018 BONUS MIRACLE presents a Roadmap for improving water resource management in the Baltic Sea Region

Aiming at “Enhancing the effectiveness of nutrient management and providing multiple ecosystem service benefits”, the roadmap contributes to the ongoing discourse on the development of coordinated policies and strategies to improve the effectiveness of nutrient management and provide multiple ecosystem benefits, including private and public goods, in the agricultural and environmental sectors.

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21.09.2018 New article produced by BONUS GOHERR discusses ways to increase the contribution of Baltic herring to food security

How to increase the use of forage fish, such as Baltic herring, for human consumption - within the limits of sustainability? A new publication suggests a paradigm shift in fisheries governance - to address catch use.

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03.08.2018 BONUS MICROPOLL publishes training material for plastic monitoring

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.

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02.08.2018 Data science job at Stockholm University!

Stockholm Resilience Center is hiring a data scientist to work on BONUS BLUEWEBS and Baltic Health Index! Read more and apply by the end of August 2018:

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14.06.2018 Two BONUS BASMATI videos published

BONUS BASMATI asked two of its key researchers to talk about the project outcomes.

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13.06.2018 BONUS BLUEWEBS presents indicator work in #ECCWO18

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:

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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).

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