WHO SHOULD ATTEND BONUS2018?
The 3rd BONUS symposium will present results from four BONUS projects ending in 2018: BONUS BALTICAPP, BONUS GO4BALTIC, BONUS MIRACLE and BONUS SOILS2SEA which are of interest for policy makers, stakeholders and scientists
Issues of particular interests for policy makers and stakeholders include:
· How changes in climate and land use are likely to affect future nutrient loads and ecosystem services, including compliance with HELCOM goals
· Are there synergies or conflicts between climate, nutrient and agricultural policies, and how can coherence be achieved?
· How will future developments of the agricultural sector affect the implementation of the policy objectives?
· How is the implementation of agri-environmental measures and the uptake of subsidy schemes by farmers affected by regulation, economic conditions (including investment possibilities) and other factors in the countries around the Baltic Sea?
· What is the technical and economic effectiveness of mitigation measures, including new approaches?
· Is trade mechanisms an effective instrument to allocate nutrients among farmers and regions?
· How can research results feed into advise and suggestions for more efficient and cost-efficient nutrient and climate policies?
· What are stakeholder views on existing and new governance concepts
Issues of particular interest for scientists include:
· Overview and examples of improved data and tools for agro-hydrological modelling of the flow, transport and fate of nutrients from hillslope to Baltic Sea Basin scale
· Improved linkages between economic and hydrological catchment models, used in scenario analyses of agricultural and environmental policy changes
· Overview of new data and analyses of farmers’ preferences for agri-environmental contracts and investments in technologies
· New approaches for combining stakeholder analysis at local and regional scales.
· New approaches for developing scenarios following the Shares Socio-economic Pathway approach
· New models for assessing how changes in land use will materialise under different climate and socio-economic assumptions
· New methods for analysing impacts of agricultural management scenarios.
· Modelling and analysis of technology diffusion and innovation
· Modelling of trade mechanisms for allocation of nutrients and animal manure