BALTIC SEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (BONUS)

Summary

Baltic Sea Research and Development Programme (BONUS) is an initiative under Article 185 TFEU (ex Article 169 TEC). BONUS is a joint Baltic Sea research programme producing knowledge to support development and implementation of regulations, policies and management practices specifically tailored for the Baltic Sea region. It issues calls for competitive proposals and funds projects of high excellence and relevance based on its strategic research agenda. BONUS is supported by national research funding institutions in the eight EU member states around the Baltic Sea and the European Commission’s Research Framework Programme. BONUS builds on the ERA-NET and BONUS+ programmes. The BONUS EEIG (Secretariat) is the legal management organisation of BONUS.


Programme Description

BONUS brings together the research communities of Earth system research in marine, maritime, coastal terrestrial, economical and societal fields to address the major challenges faced by the Baltic Sea region.

The main aim of BONUS is to generate and disseminate knowledge and provide necessary know-how in order to resolve challenges in the way of sustainable use of the Baltic Sea ecosys­tem goods and services in the coming decade and beyond:

  • Evaluating and developing relevant policies and collective governance
  • Adapting to a sustainable way of living
  • Adapting to the effects of climate change
  • Restoring good environmental status of the Baltic Sea and its coasts
  • Mitigating eutrophication that affects today nearly the entire Baltic Sea
  • Achieving sustainable and safe use of the exploited coastal and marine ecosystem goods and services
  • Planning of the use of marine space that fulfils the intensifying and diversifying needs from society
  • Making fisheries management effective in order to secure the stability of the ecosystem and reproduction capacity of the Baltic Sea fish stocks
  • Achieving safe maritime traffic imposing no risks to the environment
  • Minimising the environmental threat of increasingly diversified use of chemicals and new materials
  • Creating cost-efficient environmental information system

 

The content of this BONUS strategic research agenda is policy-driven and solution oriented. The BONUS strategic research agenda addresses the major challenges of the Baltic Sea region by setting five main strategic objectives which build programme’s overall framework:

  1. Understanding the Baltic Sea ecosystem structure and functioning
  2. Meeting the multifaceted challenges in linking the Baltic Sea with its coast and catchment area
  3. Enhancing sustainable use of coastal and marine goods and services of the Baltic Sea
  4. Improving the capabilities of the society to respond to the current and future challenges directed to the Baltic Sea region

Developing improved and innovative observation and data management systems, tools and methodologies for marine information needs in the Baltic Sea region

Total Budget

€100,000,000

Financing percentage / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The level of financing depends on the theme called.

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change

Eligibility for Participation

  • Educational Institutions
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Opening Date

01/01/2010

Ending Date

 31/12/2016

EU Contact Point

Bonus Secretariat (EEIG)

[email protected] (for call related advice)

[email protected] (for technical advice on proposal submissions)

http://www.bonusportal.org/support/contact_us

Call Website

http://www.bonusportal.org/



Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls   (4 results)


BONUS call 2014: Sustainable ecosystem services (Preregistration deadline)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2323 Programme Name: BALTIC SEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (BONUS)
Call Opening Date: 16/01/2014 Call Closing Date: 17/03/2014

BONUS vision is 'Economically and ecologically prosperous Baltic Sea region where resources and goods are used sustainably and where the long-term management of the region is based on sound knowledge derived from multi-disciplinary research.'

BONUS call 2014: Sustainable ecosystem services (Submission of proposal)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2487 Programme Name: BALTIC SEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (BONUS)
Call Opening Date: 16/01/2014 Call Closing Date: 16/04/2014

BONUS vision is 'Economically and ecologically prosperous Baltic Sea region where resources and goods are used sustainably and where the long-term management of the region is based on sound knowledge derived from multi-disciplinary research.'

Blue Baltic

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3262 Programme Name: BALTIC SEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (BONUS)
Call Opening Date: 09/11/2015 Call Closing Date: 10/03/2016

The main aim of BONUS is to generate and disseminate knowledge and provide necessary know-how in order to resolve challenges in the way of sustainable use of the Baltic Sea ecosys­tem goods and services in the coming decade and beyond.

BONUS call 2017: Synthesis

CLOSED

Programme ID: 4194 Programme Name: BALTIC SEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (BONUS)
Call Opening Date: 09/08/2017 Call Closing Date: 09/11/2017

This call will set out to synthesise the research outputs that address the challenges for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea ecosystem services.


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