Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme

Basic Information


BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme will run from 2010 to 2017 and is jointly funded by eight EU member states around the Baltic Sea with the participation of the EU. It addresses the critical environmental challenges faced by Baltic Sea ecosystems and the related natural resources that sustain the economies and social welfare of the surrounding States.

Main research priorities of the network

The objective of BONUS is to enhance the Baltic Sea Region's research capacity to respond effectively to the major environmental and key societal challenges the region faces.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Government and social relations
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Services
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
  • Transport

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

Is connected with

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
BONUS call 2017: Synthesis one-stage 09/08/2017   09/11/2017

Submitted: 21


Successful: 8

Funded: 8

Bonus Call 2015: Blue Baltic one-stage 09/11/2015   10/03/2016

Submitted: 75


Successful: 12

Funded: 12

Bonus Call 2014: Sustainable Ecosystem Services one-stage 16/01/2014   16/04/2014

Submitted: 48


Successful: 8

Funded: 8

Bonus Call 2012: Innovation   12/11/2012   12/03/2013

Submitted: 33


Successful: 13

Funded: 13

Bonus Call 2012: Viable Ecosystem one-stage 12/11/2012   14/02/2013

Submitted: 87


Successful: 7

Funded: 7