Strong presence of GOHERR in BONUS Symposium

In the last week, scientists from several ongoing BONUS projects as well as other Baltic Sea researchers gathered to discuss how to deliver science for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea living resources. BONUS Symposium, organized in 17-19 October in Tallinn, Estonia, also involved stakeholders to address the main challenges of integrating science and policy at the regional sea level.

GOHERR project was well represented in the symposium with 10 presentations (6 oral and 4 posters) concerning the ecosystem-based adaptive management and the interdisciplinary approach needed for its successful implementation. In addition, a BONUS GOHERR short film by Alyne Delaney about the socio-cultural importance of Baltic herring had its premiere in the symposium.

For further information and book of abstracts, please visit the BONUS Symposium website.

GOHERR scientists addressed governance and socio-ecological modelling in ICES ASC 2017

GOHERR scientists Päivi Haapasaari, Annukka Lehikoinen and Mia Pihlajamäki recently introduced governance and socio-ecological modelling related GOHERR research for the international community of marine scientists in the ICES Annual Science Conference. The conference was organized in 18-21 September 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Päivi Haapasaari discussed reorganizing the governance to support ecosystem-based fisheries management by drawing from the cases of Baltic salmon and herring. Annukka Lehikoinen introduced two systems analytic approaches to evaluate the sustainable use of Baltic herring and salmon. Mia Pihlajamäki analyzed the uncertain future of Baltic salmon and herring fisheries by combining exploratory scenarios and Bayesian belief networks.

For further information and abstracts, please visit the ICES ASC 2017 website.