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EMODnet Biology Call for Data Grants

EMODnet Biology has announced a call for proposals to help increase the amount of data made available and to cover existing geographical, temporal and/or taxonomic data gaps. Successful proposals will receive grants to attend the EMODnet Biology data workshop in 2020, and will also cover the necessary resources for describing and processing the chosen dataset(s), standardising and publishing them in EMODnet Biology. 

Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize

VLIZ has announced they are accepting nominations for the triennial scientific Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize, to be awarded to a researcher or research team in recognition of a significant scientific study on the links between ocean and human health. Established in the name of Dr Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973), a Blegian orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy, the €25,000 prize aims to foster research which contributes to:

Young ocean leaders wanted for the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council

The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council is searching for 10 young ocean leaders from around the world to bring the Council to a total of 25 members.

Applicants should be between the ages of 16 and 22, able to make a two-year commitment - including approximately 10 hours per month to Council activities - and have a passion for ocean conservation.

Applications can be made via the link below.

EMFF Call for Tenders

This call for tenders is titled 'Improving Cost-Efficiency of Fisheries Research Surveys and Fish Stocks Assessments using Next-Generation Genetic Sequencing Methods'. This is a call for tenders in a form of an open procedure to conclude a service contract. The objective of this Contract is to support a scoping study to investigate whether and how next-generation DNA High throughput sequencing (HTS) methods can:

Future Earth Coasts International Project Office: Call for Host

Future Earth Coasts is a global coastal knowledge platform to facilitate communities and networks of coastal scholars and practitioners interested in charting new pathways for sustainability in the coastal zones of the Earth through the activities of networks of interest and Working Groups that collectively contribute towards an “Our Coastal Futures” initiative.

The team at Future Earth Coasts is seeking a suitable institute to host the Project's Office for a period of at least 3 years. Institutes interested in this opportunity must:

Call for Expression of Interest to host the IMBeR International Project Office

The Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project (IMBeR), which commenced in 2005, is seeking to have its International Project Office (IPO) hosted in a new location. Currently hosted by the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) until the end of March 2020, IMBeR is seeking offers for a new host from this date. for a period of at least three years, although five years is preferable.

COLUMBUS Blue Society Award for Impactful Knowledge Transfer

This award will highlight best practice examples of successful Knowledge Transfer, specifically those resulting in impactful uptake by end-users contributing to Blue Growth and the implementation of marine and maritime policies such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in harmony with the principle of Blue Society. The Prize will be awarded to examples where research has been transferred to end users and resulted in measurable impact, while supporting the Blue Society vision.