Maritime Forum

Kick-off Conference of the BONUS Forum of Sector Research

Event date:
12/10/2010 - 08:00

Hotel CLARION, Paadi 5, 10151 Tallinn, Estonia

BONUS EEIG will establish BONUS Forum, consisting of representatives of governmental institutions dealing with marine and maritime issues under various sector Ministries. The Forum is established to discuss the Programme’s potential and emerging research needs considered from the decision-making perspective. The Forum will also be a tool for advancing the Pan-Baltic integration of research which is done within the governmental sectors with the project-based science initiatives, and involves the use and planning of joint infrastructures.

08:00 Registration
09:00 Plenary Session
09:00-10:00 BONUS fertilizing four policy approaches:
  • Increasing the societal impact of the EC funded research DG RTD (15 min)
  • Research as a cornerstone of the European Maritime Policy DG MARE (15 min)
  • Role of research in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region DG REGIO (15 min)
  • Research needs for implementing EU Water Framework Directive and Marine Environment Strategy Directive DG ENV (15 min)
10:00-10:20 Introduction to BONUS-169 (20 min)
10:20-10:50 Coffee
10:50-11:10 Shaping the BONUS-169 Strategic Research Agenda (20 min)
11:10-11:30 Baltic Sea Regional Programme and BONUS: synergies and complementarities (20 min)  
11:30-11:45 Introduction to Group work
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-14:30 Group work
14:30-15:00 Coffee
15.00-16:00 Summary and discussion
16:00-17:00 Cocktails