The EU funded project BONUS aims at setting up a joint research programme among the Baltic Sea countries. BONUS wants to improve information and communication about Baltic Sea research funding, to promote the shared use of research equipment, and to support common researcher training.
BNI is involved in the following BONUS-projects:
BalticAPP - Well-being from the Baltic Sea – applications combining natural science and economics
BALTSPACE - Towards sustainable governance of Baltic marine space
BLUEPRINT - Biological lenses using gene prints – developing a genetic tool for environmental monitoring in the Baltic Sea.
COCOA - Nutrient cocktail in coastal zones of the Baltic Sea – improving understanding of the transformation and retention of nutrients and organic matter in the coastal zone
Go4Baltic - Coherent policies and governance of the Baltic Sea Ecosystems
The Helsinki Commission, or HELCOM, works to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution through intergovernmental co-operation between the countries bordering the sea - Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and also the European Community.
BNI is involved in various HELCOM projects.
The Baltic Nest Institute is involved in the following EU-projects:
DEVOTES - DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status
MAREFRAME - Co-creating Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions
ICES/HELCOM Working Group on Integrated Assessments of the Baltic Sea
WGIAB was setup in 2007 as a forum for developing and combining ecosystem-based management efforts for the Baltic Sea. The general approach of WGIAB is to assess the state and development of the different Baltic Sea sub ecosystems considering all trophic levels and the impact of climate, fisheries and eutrophication.