The external review for the first order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services has started, and will be open until 15 August 2017.
NERC is inviting proposals under this programme for public engagement consortium and capacity-building projects costing between £50,000 and £100,000 (at 80% full economic cost) that must be delivered between October 2017 and October 2018.
The University of Pau (France) is opening calls for Junior chairs, PhD and post-docs positions. As partner of this University, the INRA research unit (Nutrition, Metabolism, Aquaculture) is available to host candidates for these positions.
For the junior chairs:
- Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and teaching
- A maximum of 5 years’ experience after PhD defence is desirable
The Marine Institute has announced the launch of a €2m Marine Infrastructure Call 2017, with awards of between €20,000 and €200,000. The call was launched by Minister Creed, and it aims to raise the performance of the marine research and innovation community across all areas.
The value of funding awarded depends on the scope of the successful applications. Applications for equipment for less than €20,000 will not be accepted.
The 5th round of proposals for the INTERREG 2 Seas is now entering its initial stages. The first step closes on Friday, 27 October 2017, and the second step will then commence on 2 February 2018, and close on 2 May 2018. The main objective of the call are the following seven objectives:
- Framework conditions for innovation
- Technological innovation
- Social Innovation
- Low-Carbon Technologies
- Adaptation to Climate Change
- Efficient Use of Resources and Materials
- Circular Economy
This is a transnational call for collaborative projects. The call is open to ERA-PLANET beneficiaries. It will use a two-step selection process to choose the most innovative and competitive proposals related to four specific themes:
- Smart cities and resilient societies
- Resource efficiency and Environmental management
- Global changes and Environmental treaties
- Polar areas and Natural resources
The call is now entering its second stage, with the first stage having concluded.
The EuroGOOS association promotes, since 1994, the development of Operational Oceanography in Europe in the framework of the UNESCO-IOC International GOOS (Global Ocean Observing System) program.
Every three years the EuroGOOS conference provides a forum of interaction between marine scientists and technologists developing operational oceanography products, and the users of these services including decision and policy-makers as well as the private sector.
IPBES aims to finalize five assessments at the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary, in March 2018: four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration.
One of the most important phases in drafting assessments is the period in which they are opened for external review by any interested experts, ranging from scientists and decision-makers, to practitioners and the holders of indigenous and local knowledge.
Invitation to share existing knowledge EKLIPSE invites scientists, policy, practitioners and other societal actors to share their knowledge on the question stated above. This question was proposed by the Working Group Biodiversity & Health of the French National Action Plan Health & Environment, at the French ministry of Environment. The goal of the WG B&H is to provide recommendations for the conservation, creation, design and management of natural spaces that would benefit urban citizens, by maintaining or enhancing their well-being and mental health.
The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA) is granted since 2010 to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership. It aims to inspire early stage researchers to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research.