BONUS MARES observes and monitors ecosystem goods and services in the Baltic Sea Region, specifically of its coastal system threatened by multiple pressures and climate change. This will be done by an extensive literature review on the existing knowledge on marine ecosystem services provided by mussel reefs, submerged vegetation and seagrass beds in the Baltic Sea. BONUS MARES will create spatial models on their existence under differing future scenarios taking into account, for example, eutrophication and climate change effects.
The final goal of the project is to provide an interface that links science to society and policy, and thereby supports policy makers with scientific evidence upon which critical decisions can be made. This way the principle of accountability is adequately implemented.