BONUS BaltCoast Summer School 2017 announcement


Date: August 20– 26, 2017

Location: University of Latvia, Academic Center for Natural Sciences, Riga, Latvia

This is the 2nd Summer School organized by BONUS BaltCoast project and after successful run in 2016 at Klaipeda University (Lithuania) it will take place now in Latvia, coordinated by University of Latvia. The course focus and main content will be - System Approach Framework application for Coastal Research and Management. The SAF is a methodology that has been designed, developed and tested by various institutes and universities across the European Union, where multidisciplinary teams were involved in the analysis of coastal problems, engaging in inter- and transdisciplinary work with society and policy, tackling environmental problems in the coastal zone, aiming to improve the ecological sustainability, economic efficiency, and social equity. Socio-ecological system approach and stakeholders’ participation into problem-solving and decision making process could be seen as key factor for a SAF application for complex local coastal area problem situations.


The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde, Germany:
Prof. G. Schernewski, J. Schumacher,
• National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Denmark (DTU), Denmark:
Dr. J. Stottrup, G. Dinesen,
• Marine Research and Technology Center, Klaipeda University, Lithuania:
Prof. R. Povilanskas, Dr. M. Kataržytė, Dr. G. Umgiesser, N. Čerkasova, M. Inácio, D. Karnauskaitė,
• Institute of Ecology, Tallinn University, Estonia:
Dr. A. Kont, Dr. H. Tonisson, P. Valdeko, K. Vilumaa
• Institute of Hydroengineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdansk, Poland:
Dr. M. Bielecka, Dr. K. Rabski (Society for The Coast, Szczecin)
• Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden:
Prof. I. Gren
• Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Latvia:
Prof. R. Ernsteins, Prof. I.Kudrenickis, Dr. J. Lapinskis, A. Urtans, U.Rusmanis.

Application requirements
Applicants should deliver these documents:
• Filled application form
• Personal CV.
Application is valid after you upload application form and send us your CV to the following contact e-mail:
Registration deadline: 2nd June 2017
The maximum number of participants are 20. The selection committee will notify all applicants before 7 June 2017.