Big Ocean Button Challenge

The XPRIZE Ocean Initiative is dedicated to ensuring our ocean is healthy, valued and understood. The Big Ocean Button Challenge is a $100,000 app development competition to turn ocean data, into the products and services we need.

This challenge is important because there is a wealth of ocean data being collected, but so little of it being used. As long as ocean data remains disconnected, we are unable to address the critical challenges our ocean faces.

ERC Consolidator Grant 2017 Call

ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators (PIs) at the career stage at which they are starting or consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. ERC grants are open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country.

Call for bids to host 2019 IMBER Open Science Conference

IMBER (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) is planning to hold its second Open Science Conference (OSC) in 2019. The five-day OSC will provide a focus for the integration and synthesis of IMBER research activities with the goal of providing new understanding and quantification of the past, present and future structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems in order to develop options for securing or transitioning towards ocean sustainability.

IMBER is requesting proposals to host the OSC.  Expected participation is between 250 and 500 people.

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. 

EASME/EMFF/2016/031 International oceans governance — scientific support

This Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) /European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) call for tender is to enter into a service contract for a study to assist the European Commission to play a role in international ocean governance in support of development policy. The study will define capacity development projects which the EU can implement in selected partner countries under the sustainable fisheries partnership agreements (SFPA) in the Central Eastern Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

EASME/EMFF/2016/032 Framework contract for the provision of scientific advice for the Mediterranean and the Black Seas

This Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) /European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) call for tender is to enter into a multiple framework contract in cascade for the provision of scientific advice for fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

Open calls to support the implementation of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service

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:

Marine Institute call on Ocean Acidification and Biogeochemistry

The Marine Institute is pleased to launch a call for proposals under the topic of Ocean Acidification and Biogeochemistry.  Sustainable exploitation of Ireland’s extensive marine resource as envisaged in Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth is predicated on conserving a healthy and productive marine environment.This project aims to build national capacity in Ireland for ocean acidification/biogeochemical research and observation and to study trends and variability in bio