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Call for Blue Growth startups to join mentorship programme

The SUBMARINER Network has launched a call for startups within Blue Growth to apply for its Blue Growth Accelerator programme, in which successful applicants would receive mentorship and matchmaking with experts in their respective fields.

While the Accelerator is focused on the Baltic Sea region, it is open to researchers and organisations from across Europe.

An online pitching and matchmaking event for the Accelerator will be held on 4 June 2020. 

RISE UP

Representatives of academic institutions, private companies, NGOs and other organisations are invited to sign up to the RISE UP Blue Call to Action, a joint call from civil society and philanthropic organisations urging governments and businesses to take the bold, fair actions needed to safeguard the ocean. The call to action will be presented at the next UN Ocean Conference.

EuroMarine call for candidates for 2020 Steering Committee positions

EuroMarine opens on 5 Dec. 2019 its annual call for candidates to join its Steering Committee (SC) - to be partially renewed every year from 2016 on, as decided by the General Assembly (GA) during its 2015 meeting.

Two positions are open to candidates for 2020. (As decided by the GA in 2019, there are alternatively 2 and 3 open positions each year.)

Please note:

Call for applications to join OYSTER in 2020

OYSTER (Orienting Young Scientists of EuroMarine; EuroMarine's early career scientists working group) is looking for enthusiastic, engaged and creative young scientists who are willing to play an important role in advocating EuroMarine and promoting the role and relevance of marine science and the ocean in general. OYSTER in particular seeks individuals within the field of marine social science to join the working group.

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.