European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster (EMBRIC)

The European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster (EMBRIC) opens its first transnational access call for maturation of research projects in the field of marine biotechnology to access high-quality facilities and pioneering technology platforms at four top-class European Research Infrastructures (RIs).

Access will be granted to applicants from academia or industry who submit innovative projects that require up to a total of 28-days visit to at least two Access Providers at different RIs within the consortium.

Call for expert nominations for the Author Team for the Atlantic Ocean Observing System Blueprint 2019

Internationally, sustained ocean observation is coordinated through the UNESCO-IOC Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), which is also a contribution to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet initiative. But also a number of related programs and projects working to develop and implement effective ocean observing capacities, improving their efficiency and their timely and high quality information delivery. Despite that the current ocean observing system remains fragmented especially for in situ observations.

Physics and Climate advisory panel to OOPC seeks experts to serve on the panel

The Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) is a scientific expert advisory group to the Global Ocean (GOOS) and Global Climate (GCOS) Observing Systems and the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

OOPC is charged with leading the delivery of ocean physics/climate observation requirements, aiding in the development of strategies for evaluation and evolution of the system, and supporting global ocean observing activities by interested parties through liaison and advocacy for the agreed observing plans.

Call for nominations of CLIOTOP task teams

IMBER´s regional programme CLIOTOP (Climate Impacts on Top Oceanic Predators) seeks suggestions for new task teams to start in 2017. There is a small amount of seed funding available that can be used for team members to meet, to hold a workshop or to cover publication costs. 

CLIOTOP was established in 2005 and is now in its third phase (2016-2020). CLIOTOP is an international research network open to researchers, managers, and policy makers involved in marine research related to large marine species. 

Registration now open for 1st official NMBAQC Zooplankton ring test

On behalf of the NE Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control (NMBAQC) Committee, SAHFOS is offering the first official zooplankton ring test. The NMBAQC scheme provides a source of external Quality Assurance (QA) for laboratories engaged in the production of marine biological data. This ring test provides the first QA scheme for zooplankton analysis, and aims to improve the quality of zooplankton identification through practical assessment and a workshop.

The aims of the 2016/17 zooplankton ring test are to:

EKLIPSE call for nomination/members

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.


SYNTHESYS 4th call for scientific visits in one of 18 institutions in Europe is open

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.