EuroMarine Issues 2019 Call for Proposals for Activities Grants

EuroMarine is a European marine science network launched in 2014. It represents the scientific communities of three former European Networks of Excellence (EUR-OCEANS, Marine Genomics Europe and MarBEF) and seeks to be a voice for the European marine scientific community. EuroMarine’s goals are to support the identification and initial development of important emerging scientific topics and methodologies in marine sciences, and to foster new services relevant to the marine scientific community.

EuroMarine has issued the 2019 Call for Proposals for its Activities Grants. Funding is available in two areas:

Foresight Workshops (FWS): ‘horizon scanning’ workshops that focus on emerging and important topics which fall within scientific themes or priorities identified by EuroMarine and which require European-wide coordination. They generally aim at establishing a scientific vision or a roadmap at the scale of a decade and may notably (but not exclusively) be used for future EuroMarine larger projects and/or proposals. FWS can also focus on review exercises of relevance to EuroMarine (eg science-governance interface and scenario construction).

EuroMarine Working Groups (WG): addressing strategic services or issues aiming to build services for the marine community or to otherwise advance and consolidate the functioning of the EuroMarine network.

EuroMarine encourages submissions relevant to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-30) and/or the four themes of the Ocean Frontiers manifesto:

1. Manage Ocean Complexity

2. Secure Coastal Areas

3. Target Ocean and Human Health

4. Protect Ocean Commons

Proposals must involve at least three full member organisations (MOs) of EuroMarine from at least two different countries. All activities should have well-defined outcomes (eg synthesis paper, position paper, strategy document). In particular, all FWS are expected to yield publications (at a minimum, a position paper, to be submitted within 12 months of the completion of the FWS).

Maximum funding levels are:

Foresight Workshops: €7,500

EuroMarine Working Groups: €5,000

Activities should preferably be carried out in 2020.

Guidelines and application templates are available from the EuroMarine website.

Proposals should be submitted by the deadline of 31 May 2019.

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