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.

Fourth call for EURASTiP Exchange Programme

The fourth and final call for the EURASTiP Exchange Programme is now open. The programme seeks to create new collaborations and partnerships between Europe and south-east Asia in the aquaculture sector. Opportunities are available for industry, researchers and educators from both regions to connect. Bursaries of up to €3000 are available per exchange to support international innovation and collaboration.

To apply, please visit the EURASTiP website (below).

More information can be found via the call flyer below.

Open Call: Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security

The JPI HDHL with JPI OCEANS and FACCE-JPI partners are pleased to announce the launch of the ERA –HDHL 3rd Joint Funding Action ”Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security".

The overall aim of the Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security is to foster transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration and networking in order to accelerate, further characterize and to manage the impact of climate change on nutritional make-up of food, and to propose adaptive strategies/ measures to ensure food and nutrition security. 

Call to Organise and Host 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World in 2020

Bids are requested to organize and host the 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World in 2020. The symposium will maintain its traditional focus on ocean acidification and associated impacts on marine organisms, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles. Ocean acidification will be considered in combination with other global changes such as warming and deoxygenation. Contributions are expected to detail advances in observations, modelling, field and laboratory studies.

EMSO ERIC Transnational Access Call

EMSO ERIC has announced its first call for transnational access. The objective of this call is to offer free-of-charge access to three EMSO ERIC facilities where external measuring systems can be installed, including instruments, systems, new technologies and where new procedures/experiments can be tested/take place. The list of observatories offered for TNA are designed to offer the broadest scientific and technological capabilities to future users in the framework of TNA.

Call for Strategic Start-up Actions on Blue Growth in the Mediterranean

The BLUEMED Call for Strategic Actions (CSA) is pleased to announce the opening of its Call for Strategic Start-up Actions. The call is open to entities who are willing to partner up with at least three other organisations from different countries, including one non-EU country and one private enterprise, to conduct a series of meetings leading up to a feasibility, foresight or pilot study on topics that are crucial to the future of Blue Growth in the Mediterranean, driven by the BLUEMED Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

IMBRSea Call for Thesis Research Lines

This year, around 100 students started the International Master in Marine Biological Resources (, the follow-up of EMBC+. In the programme, students are obliged to do a thesis in the spring of 2019. With this call for thesis lines, students will have to conduct thesis work in their fourth semester. Interested institutes should propose suitable research thesis lines within their institute. A research line is considered as a broad research field in which you would be willing to accept students for specific thesis projects.

IMBRSea Call for Professional Practice Topics

In the past month, 92 students have started the IMBRSea programme, titled 'International Master in Marine Biological Resources' students re expected to do a Professional Practice in spring 2018, and so IMBRSea are looking for institutions who are interested to offer opportunities. The aim of the module is to facilitate a chance to gain experience in a professional environment to assist students in making an informed decision concerning their career path.

Ideally, a Professional Practice will take place between the beginning of April and the end of June 2018.