BONUS research call on sustainable ecosystem services | JPI OCEANS

BONUS research call on sustainable ecosystem services


BONUS research call on sustainable ecosystem services

The Baltic Sea research and development programme BONUS launched a call for a total budget of 15 million Euro

The BONUS Secretariat has announced the 2014 call on sustainable ecosystem services. The call will seek proposals that encompass the six themes of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strategic objectives of the BONUS Strategic Research Agenda. From the overall €15 million fund, depending on the theme called, there is up to €2 or €3 million of funding available for successful project proposals. The objectives are as follows:

Objective 2:

Meeting the multifaceted challenges in linking the Baltic Sea with its coast and catchment

  • Theme 2.3: Integrated approaches to coastal management (up to EUR 3 million per project)

Objective 3:

Enhancing sustainable use of coastal and marine goods and services of the Baltic Sea

  • Theme 3.1: Enhanced, holistic cross-sector maritime risk analysis and management, including effects of new technologies, human factor, climate change effects in open water and in ice, and interaction with onshore activities (up to EUR 2 million per project)
  • Theme 3.2: Assessing the effects of air and water pollution and introduction of energy (including noise) by shipping activities on the marine environment and integrated water management in harbours (up to EUR 3 million per project)

Objective 4:

Improving the capabilities of the society to respond to the current and future challenges directed to the Baltic Sea region

  • Theme 4.1: Governance structures, policy performance and policy instruments (up to €2 million per project)
  • Theme 4.2: Linking ecosystem goods and services to human lifestyles and well-being (up to €2 million per project)
  • Theme 4.3: Maritime spatial planning from local to Baltic Sea region scale (up to €2 million per project)

More details, including an applicants guide, fact sheet and other relevant information available here.

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