The BONUS CHANGE project is pleased to invite you to a final seminar in Helsinki, 7th of November. The BONUS CHANGE team will present the results and the policy recommendations on how to change antifouling practices on leisure boats and in marinas into sustainable practices. You will find the seminar program here.

If you haven’t already registered please do so now! The seminar will be open for everyone interested – please feel free to spread this invitation to interested parties in your network.

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The final seminar will take place on the 7th of November in Helsinki, Finland.


The venue is Ravintola Lasiranta located in Hakaniemi.


BONUS CHANGE is a multidisciplinary research program with participants from Natural Science, Environmental Law and Social Science/Economy that has studied how sustainable antifouling practices could be achieved on leisure boats in the Baltic Sea. The present unsustainable use of toxic paints on boat hulls adds to the pressures in near-coastal waters in the Baltic Sea, which is one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems through extensive human activities. Through cooperation with leisure boat owners, Boating Organisations and Authorities, we want to achieve a change in order to reduce the release of toxins from antifouling paints. We have together with boat owners tested and evaluated environmentally friendly techniques for keeping the hulls clean from marine fouling. Our aim is to be able to give area/harbour specific recommendations for alternative, environmentally friendly antifouling techniques.