Deadline: 17 Jan 2024

Published: 29 Nov 2023

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The Horizon Europe project “Integration of biodiversity monitoring data into the Digital Twin Ocean” (DTO-BioFlow) has launched an Open Call for marine biodiversity data offering up to 60,000€ for institutions that manage marine biodiversity data.

This call is for marine biodiversity data holders who can contribute to the DTO-BioFlow project by establishing ingestion pipelines to the EU DTO and thereby increasing the flow of relevant biodiversity data. This Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP) grant can provide support to do so, by funding resources as well as facilitating a data training workshop for the selected applicants.

Who can apply

Eligible beneficiaries for this call are data holders (international networks, citizen science networks, research institutes, universities, NGOs, etc.) who can facilitate sustained and long-term ingestion to the EU DTO of previously inaccessible data. Entities subject to EU restrictive measures under Article 29 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) and Article 215 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) are not eligible to participate as recipients of this FSTP. Please note that beneficiaries or affiliated partners of the DTO-BioFlow project cannot receive funding through this call.

Applicants should have a good command of English, must be eligible for participation in the EC Horizon Europe Framework Programme (see list of participating countries) and must ensure to follow the following obligations of the Grant Agreement: Articles 12 (conflict of interest), 13 (confidentiality and security), 14 (ethics), 17.2 (visibility), 18 (specific rules for carrying out action), 19 (information) and 20 (recordkeeping). The DTO-BioFlow project coordinator will also ensure that the bodies mentioned in Article 25 (e.g. granting authority, OLAF, Court of Auditors (ECA), etc.) can exercise their rights also towards the recipients.

Applications can be submitted by 17 January 2024.