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Open Call: 2nd MarTERA transnational call for collaborative research projects in maritime and marine technologies

The second MarTERA call is now open.

The consortium of the ERA-NET Cofund MarTERA will launch a second joint call for transnational research and innovation projects on different thematic priority areas.

The transnational call will adress the following areas:

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.

First ASSEMBLE Plus Call for Applications for Access Opens Soon

ASSEMBLE Plus are glad to announce their first call for access to marine infrastructure for the conduct of discrete research projects (not simply for training, workshops or outreach activities). This call will open on 22 December 2017 and will give the opportunity to gain access to a wide array of technologies and services in the fields of marine science. The application form will be accessible from 05 January 2018 and the deadline for application is 15 January 2018. For more information, please visit www.assembleplus.eu.

MSCA-COFUND-2017 Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

The COFUND scheme aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

This will be achieved by co-funding new or existing regional, national, and international programmes to open up to, and provide for, international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.

Areas of particular environmental interest in the Atlantic

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) wishes to enter into a service contract for a study on ‘Areas of particular environmental interest in the Atlantic’. The main objective of this study is to prepare a strategic environmental plan (SEP) for the Atlantic area beyond national jurisdiction, and to propose a representative network of areas of particular environmental interest (APEIs).

Joint Call: Impacts of Deep-Sea Nodule Mining

 Preannouncement

On August 1, 2017, a number of JPI Oceans member countries will launch a joint call for preproposals to study the environmental impacts and risks associated with seabed mining. This call is being conducted as a follow-up of the Joint Action on "Ecological aspects of deep-sea mining" under the framework of JPI Oceans. It calls for cruise proposals for the RV SONNE in early 2019 in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ), subequatorial eastern Pacific.