BONUS symposium: Science delivery for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea living resources


From 17 to 19 October 2017, the Article 185 Initiative BONUS will hold its first symposium 'Science delivery for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea living resources' in Tallinn, Estonia.

At the symposium recent scientific findings on the spatio-temporal dynamics of Baltic Sea biodiversity will be summarised, new insights in ecology of the main Baltic commercial fish species presented and improved assessment methods and tools for the management of marine living resources discussed. A separate discussion in a dedicated policy panel will focus on needs, opportunities and ways to incorporate these new scientific results into sustainable resource management, environmental protection and the blue growth agenda.

The symposium is co-organised by the Estonian Research Council and BONUS in cooperation with the International Council for Exploration of the Sea within the framework of Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union. From Wageningen Marine Research, professor Rijnsdorp is an invited speaker and part of the symposium' Scientific Steering Committee.

BONUS is the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme for years 2010-2017, started by the BONUS member states together with the EU and officially launched in September 2010 by a co-decision of the European Parliament and the European Council as a Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) Article 185 activity.  

More information about the symposium and registration can be found at

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