Duration: November 2018 - June 2021
Coordinator: BONUS EEIG
ICES contact person: Simon Jennings, Chair of ICES Science Committee
ICES contribution role:
The coordination and support action 2BONUS2 is intended to create the necessary conditions for durable coordination of research and innovation efforts in the North Sea and Baltic Sea region. The project will achieve this by preparing a framework for launching a joint Baltic Sea and the North Sea research and innovation programme. This project will serve as a transitional measure to move from the ongoing Baltic-Sea-focused BONUS programme to the foreseen future BONUS2 programme with an extended geographical scope. The future programme is intended to underpin and develop EU and national policies and strategies, with particular consideration of Europe's blue growth strategy in the northern European regional seas, and achieve a high level of scientific, administrative and financial integration, and generate strong EU added value and impact.