The delegation agreement between the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and Mercator Ocean for setting-up the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, led Mercator Ocean to issue a range of calls for tender to create the necessary strong network of partners. Open calls:
On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project will invite proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The facilities available cover the entire range of production systems; environments; scales; fish species; and fields of expertise. Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or in some cases two people to the chosen research infrastructure for periods of up to three months.Information on the facilities offering Transnational access and how to apply
The following calls are currently open:
- First EKLIPSE Call for Requests to identify topics or evidence needs relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services requiring in-depth analysis and a consolidated view from science and other knowledge holders (CfR.1/2016). Decision-makers and other societal actors are asked to put forward their requests for knowledge synthesis in EKLIPSE. The closing date for this call is 30 September, 2016.
To support its objectives, ENVRIplus launched an Exchange of Personnel (EoP) program to enhance cross-Research infrastructure mobility of dedicated RI staff. This program will help to disseminate the know-how of RI specialists and provide practical hands-on experience on the operation procedures.
The BONUS Secretariat is looking for candidates to conduct two assessment studies on BONUS impact, deadline for applying 22 August 2016
SYNTHESYS Project funding is available to provide scientists (Users) based in European Member and Associated States to undertake short visits to utilize the infrastructure (namely the collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities) at one of the 18 partner institutions for the purposes of their research. The funding is free of charge and open to any scientists (students included) based in Europe willing to visit one SYNTHESYS sites for a 1-6 weeks long visit.
The second AQUAEXCEL2020 (AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020) Call for Access is now open.On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project will invite proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The AQUAEXCEL2020 project unites major aquaculture experimental facilities with capacity to undertake experimental trials on a selection of commercially important fish aquaculture species and system types.
Since 2010, the BNP Paribas Foundation has supported climate change research through its Climate Initiative program. The goal is to understand and anticipate the impact of climate change on our environment as well as local populations around the world.
The purpose of this call for projects is to select 4-7 research projects that will help improve our understanding of issues relating to climate change. The projects will receive financial support from the BNP Paribas Foundation for a period of three years (2017-2019).