The Baltic and North Sea Coordination and Support Action (BANOS CSA, 2018-2021)

The BANOS CSA prepared a framework in years 2018-2021 for a joint Baltic Sea and North Sea Research and Innovation Programme (BANOS). BANOS CSA was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 817574.

As the coordinating office of the BANOS CSA, BONUS EEIG, is now closed, the BANOS Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (BANOS SRIA) and the other 33 BANOS CSA deliverables are posted on this page for ease of access and use until end of 2026. This will ensure the carry-forward of all the BANOS CSA developments  as well as the legacy of the predecessor programme BONUS Art. 185.

BANOS CSA deliverables (2018-2021):

Deliverable 1.1 Report defining the scope of the future programme
Deliverable 1.2 Overview of existing priorities, status and capacity in relevant fields of research and innovation in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea regions
Deliverable 1.3 Preliminary draft text of the joint Baltic Sea and North Sea research and innovation programme SRIA
Deliverable 1.4 The SOW report
Deliverable 1.5 Final draft of the proposed new joint Baltic Sea and North Sea research and innovation programme SRIA
Deliverable 2.1 Options for the legal form of the future programme’s dedicated implementation structure
Deliverable 2.2 Report on national funding landscape and modalities
Deliverable 2.3 Outline of the BANOS Programme’s Implementation
Deliverable 2.4 Package of legal documents
Deliverable 2.5 Options for appropriate programme funding principles including in-kind contributions provided free of charge
Deliverable 2.6. Package of draft internal regulations
Deliverable 2.7 Set of model agreements proposed for implementation of the future joint Baltic and North Sea Research and Innovation Programme (BANOS)
Deliverable 2.8 Report on new forms of cooperation and co-funding mechanisms with initiatives financed by ESIF and other sources
Deliverable 2.9 Set of guidelines proposed for the future joint Baltic Sea and North Sea research and innovation programme implementation
Deliverable 2.10 BANOS EPSS
Deliverable 2.11 Report on measures of maintaining UK collaboration after European Union Exit
Deliverable 3.1 Developing and rolling out the new brand for the future joint Baltic and North Sea research and innovation programme
Deliverable 3.2 A holistic map of programme’s stakeholders
Deliverable 3.3 Report mapping the relevant cross-border intitiatives
Deliverable 3.4 Forming the future joint Baltic and North Sea Research and Innovation Programme’s (BANOS) stakeholder platforms
Deliverable 3.5 BANOS communications and stakeholder engagement strategy
Deliverable 3.6 The website, a cross-cutting virtual platform to fit the future joint Baltic Sea and North Sea Research and Innovation Programme (BANOS)
Deliverable 4.1 Report proposing impact indicators and programme-level impact
Deliverable 4.2 Guidelines for applicants on integrating practical Impact Indicators in project design
Deliverable 4.3 Developing mechanisms for research synthesis and scalable knowledge transfer
Deliverable 4.4 Report proposing strategies in support of human capacity building and skills development
Deliverable 4.5 Report proposing programme- level strategies supporting firm establishment of ‘open science’
Deliverable 4.6 Report (incl. recommendations) on strategies and instruments to support responsible and sustainable innovation in the Baltic and North Sea region
Deliverable 4.7 Report proposing new programme’s data strategy and mechanisms for its implementation
Deliverable 4.8 Report proposing measures stimulating ‘citizen science’
Annex report to D 4.8 Holistic Marine Citizen Science Projects' Mapping in the Baltic Sea Region
Deliverable 4.9 Report of European regional seas research and innovation conference
Deliverable 5.1 First Project Monitoring Report
Deliverable 5.2 Second Project Monitoring Report / Deliverable 5.4 Final Management Report to the European Commission
Deliverable 5.3 Set of BANOS CSA Advisory Board minutes

Please contact your respective BANOS CSA consortium member (listed below) for further information requests regarding the BANOS CSA action.  As for the coordination of the next steps of the pan-European regional seas agenda, this is with the European Commission and in particular the Horizon Europe candidate partnership: A climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy. This is envisaged to serve as a key implementation platform also for the BANOS SRIA,  with a consideration of the BANOS CSA impact enablers and the BONUS legacy.

BANOS CSA consortium members:

BONUS EEIG Baltic Organisations’ Network for Funding Science (Coordinator)

Belgium – Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) +32 59 34 21 30 |

Denmark – Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) +45 6190 5000 |

Estonia – Estonian Research Council (ETAG) +372 730 0324 |

France – French National Research Agency (ANR) +33 1 78 09 80 00 |

France – Institut Français de Recherche pour l’exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) +33 1 46 48 21 00

Germany – Forschungszentrum Jülich Gmbh (JÜLICH) +49 381 2035 6281 |

Latvia – State Education Development Agency (SEDA) +371 6722 6209 |

Lithuania – Research Council of Lithuania (RCL) +370 670 32435 |

the Netherlands – Dutch Research Council (NWO) +31 70 3440 640 |

Norway – Norges forskningsrad (RCN) +47 22 03 70 00 |

Poland – National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)  +48 22 39 07 170 |

Sweden – Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SWAM) +46 10 698 60 00 |

Sweden – Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) +46 8 775 40 00 |

United Kingdom – Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) +44 1502 562244


Please note that this page is not updated, the contact details and other information are as on 31.12.2021.