EuroMarine logo 2014 Call for Proposals

EuroMarine 2014 call for proposals opened on 24 July and closed on 25 September 2014. The outcome was announced to all proponents on 4 November, with some delay with respect to the initial target of 25 October.

This first EuroMarine call was open to multiple categories of activities and multiple topics (see below the text of the call, the application form and instructions therein).


EuroMarine members submitted 49 proposals requesting co- or full funding for:

  • 11 foresight workshops (FWS)
  • 13 workshops (WS)
  • 8 working group meetings (WGM)
  • 4 conferences (Conference)
  • 8 courses (Course)
  • 5 other miscellaneous activities.

Each proposal was reviewed by randomly chosen Steering Committee members and (in the case of the 11 most "expensive" proposals) by six external reviewers; there were 7.3 reviews per proposal in average, and never less than 4.

In selecting successful proposals, the Steering Committee strictly stuck to the ranking resulting from the review process (after the aggregation of three scores for: the intrinsic 'scientific' value of the proposal; its adequacy with EuroMarine priorities as reflected in the text of the call; and the solidity of the budget and request to EuroMarine), except in two cases (marginally affecting the budget; determined by strategic and/or geographical balance considerations).

By definition, each proposal involved several EuroMarine Member Organisations; statistics on the distribution of funds among members or countries are therefore questionable. However, the Chairs checked the balance of the distribution of funds by only considering as beneficiaries the organisations in charge of managing the finances of each activity (one organisation per proposal), also taking into account the number of proposals submitted by each Member Organisation or country, and their respective contribution to the overall budget).

In an attempt to raise the number of successful proposals, the Steering Committee decreased the amount granted (compared to the requested one) in 10 cases (most often following reviewers recommendations). The budget of the call was also increased from 165 to 188 k€. As a result, 18 proposals could be funded, and 3 were placed on a waiting list.

This 2014 call was conducted under strong time constraints, and represents a first experience. The EuroMarine Steering Committee (during its Feb. 2015 meeting) will draw on this experience and on reviewers' and proponents' comments to improve both the terms of the 2015 call (notably concerning eligibility) and procedures (which should remain "light" and proportionate to the budget) for the submission and for the selection of successful proposals.

Next call: around March 2015 (to be confirmed after the Feb. 2015 General Assembly meeting).

List of successful proposals:


  • Each of the below proposals and corresponding activities will be described on a webpage of the EuroMarine website (once developed).
  • "Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers" field: only the EuroMarine Members (and in a few case, a key organizer not belonging to Euromarine) are listed in the below list.
  • Abbrevations:
    • FWS: Foresight Workshop
    • WS: Workshop
    • WGM: Working Group Meeting
    • FM: Full (EuroMarine) Member
    • IM: Invited Member
  1. FWS (10,000 €) >> Title: Emergence of pathogens in natural Vibrio populations: ecology, evolution and pathogenesis >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Tom Defoirdt (Ugent [FM], Belgium), Mathias Wegner (AWI [FM], Germany), Matthias Labrenz (IOW [FM], Germany), Frédérique Le Roux (Ifremer [IM], France), Raphael Lami (UPMC [FM], France), Christine Paillard (UBO [FM], France), Didier Mazel (CNRS [FM], France), Lone Gram (DTU [FM], Denmark)... >> Venue: Paris, France >> Date: 9-11 March 2015 >> Contact:
  2. FWS (15,000 €) >> Title: Building scenarios of future marine ecosystems under a global change context: moving forward >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Jeroen Steenbeek (Ecopath International Initiative Research Association [Candidate IM for 2015], Spain), Marta Coll (IRD [FM], France), Sheila Heymans, Jasper Kenter (SAMS [FM], UK), Lynne Shannon (UCT [IM], South Africa) >> Venue: Sète, France >> Date: end Spring or early Summer 2015 >> Contact:
  3. FWS (18,000 €) >> Title: SILICAMICS - biogeochemistry and genomics of silicification and silicifiers >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Aude Leynaert, Brivaela Moriceau  (CNRS, UBO [FM], France), Bernard Queguiner, Karine Leblanc (CNRS, AMU [FM], France), Marion Gehlen (CNRS [FM], France), Manuel Maldonado (CSIC [FM], Spain) >> Venue: Aber-Wrac'h, France >> Date: 23-25 Sept. 2015 >> Contact:
  4. FWS (15,000 €) >> Title: Symposium "Future Coast – Europe" >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Ulrich Bathmann, Nicole Schmidt (IOW [FM], Germany), Bernard Kloareg (CNRS [FM], France), David Turner (UGot [FM], Sweden) >> Venue: Berlin, Germany >> Date: 5-7 Oct. 2015 >> Contact:
  5. FWS (10,000 €) >> Title: A multi-disciplinary consortium approach for advancement of conceptual frameworks, modelling and experimental approaches to benthic-pelagic coupling >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Yuri Artioli (PML [FM], UK), Cosimo Solidoro (OGS [FM], Italy), Roberto Pastres (CoNISMa [FM], Italy) >> Venue: Plymouth, UK >> Date: 18-19 May 2015 >> Contact:
  6. FWS (10,000 €) >> Title: Chemical Ecology of Marine Interactions: The chemical language that shapes future marine health >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Michael Steinke (UoE [FM], UK), Erik Selander (UGot [FM], Sweden), Philippe Potin (UPMC [FM], France) >> Venue: University of Essex, Colchester, UK >> Date: 28-31 Aug. 2015 >> Contact:
  7. FWS (18,000 €) >> Title: Performance and reference points of ecosystem indicators: a multi-model approach >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Yunne Shin (IRD [FM], France), Chris Lynam (CEFAS [FM], UK), Lynne Shannon (UCT [IM], South Africa) >> Venue: UNESCO, Paris, France >> Date: 1-5 June 2015 >> Contact:
  8. FWS (15,000 €) >> Title: Building scenarios for the sustainability of global oceanic ecosystems and fisheries >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Olivier Maury (IRD [FM], France), Haritz Arrizabalaga (AZTI [FM],  Spain), Laurent Bopp (CNRS [FM], France), Liam Campling (Queen Mary U. London, UK) >> Venue: Sète, France >> Date: 07-09 Feb. 2016 >> Contact:
  9. WS (8,000 €) >> Title: Training the 21st Century Marine Scientist & Technologist >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Jeanine Olsen (RUG [FM], Netherlands), Tim Deprez (UGent [FM], Belgium), Patrizio Mariani (DTU Aqua [FM], Denmark), Bev Mackenzie, Ruban Tharmarajah (IMarEST, UK) >> Venue: Naples, Italy >> Date: 23 Feb. 2015 >> Contact:
  10. WS (9,000 €) >> Title: First International Workshop on Global Trends in Marine Biodiversity in Africa and Mediterranean ecosystems >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Marta Coll (IRD [FM], France), José María Bellido, Manuel Hidalgo (IEO [FM], Spain), Maria Jose Juan Jordà (AZTI [FM], Spain), Christos Maravelias (HCMR [FM], Greece) >> Venue: Sète, France >> Date: Sept-Dec 2015 >> Contact:
  11. WGM (5,000 €) >> Title: Sensitive ecological traits to climate variability and fishing impact across European Atlantic and Mediterranean systems: embracing processes at population, community and ecosystem level >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Manuel Hidalgo, Hilmar Hinz (IEO [FM], Spain), Marta Coll (IRD [FM], France) >> Venue: Palma de Mallorca, Spain >> Date: 5-8 May 2015 >> Contact:
  12. WGM (8,600 €) >> Title: Organising the participation of Euromarine in IPBES and other relevant international and European policy initiatives >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Isabel Sousa Pinto (CIIMAR [FM], Portugal), Adriana Ianora (SZN [FM], Italy), Philippe Cury (IRD [FM], France), Paul Snelgrove (MUN, Canada) >> Venue: Porto, Portugal >> Date: Oct. 2014-May 2015 plan with WG meeting 23 Feb. (EM GA meeting) >> Contact:
  13. Conference (5,000 €) >> Title: Novel foods - research, innovation and sustainability: Jellyfish as resource >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Antonella Leone, Stefano Piraino (CoNISMa [FM], Italy), Veronica Fuentes (ICM/CSIC [FM], Spain) >> Venue: Milano, Italy >> Date: 14 Oct. 2015 >> Contact:
  14. Conference (EuroMarine Session) (8,400 €) >> Title: 3rd International Conference the "Molecular life of diatoms" >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Angela Falciatore (UPMC [FM], France), Mariella Ferrante (SZN [FM], Italy), Ginger Armbrust (U. Washington, USA) >> Venue: Seattle, USA >> Date: 7-10 Jul. 2015 >> Contact:
  15. Course (5,000 €) >> Title: 11th Advanced Phytoplankton Course: Taxonomy and Systematics (APC11) >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Wiebe H.C.F. Kooistra, Marina Montresor, Adriana Zingone (SZN [FM], Italy), Federica Cerino OGS [FM], Italy), Ian Probert (CNRS [FM], France) >> Venue: Naples, Italy >> Date: 4-24 Oct. 2015 >> Contact:
  16. Course (10,000 €) >> Title: 11th Summer course on Marine Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Filip Volckaert (KU Leuven, Belgium), Bernard Kloareg (CNRS [FM], France), Jeanine Olsen (RUG, [FM] Netherlands) >> Venue: Roscoff, France >> Date: 25 May-5 June 2015 >> Contact:,
  17. Course (9,844 €) >> Title: Integrative assessment of marine systems: the Ecosystem Approach in practice >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Angel Borja (AZTI [FM], Spain), Samuli Korpinen,  Anna-Stiina Heiskanen (SYKE [FM], Finland) >> Venue: San Sebastian, Spain >> Date: 9-11 June 2015 >> Contact:
  18. Course (7,800 €) >> Title: Established and emerging model organisms for marine science (8th Volker Schmid Training Course) >> Main proponents, leading scientists or organizers: Agnès Boutet, Patrick Cormier (UPMC [FM], France), Stefano Piraino (CoNISMa [FM], Italy) >> Venue: Roscoff, France >> Date: 9-20 Mar. 2015 >> Contact:

Main documents

Links and other reference documents


  • Call opens: 24 July and closes: 25 September 2014
  • Call results: initial target was 25 October 2014; actual announcements made on 4 November 2014
  • Activities should be carried out in 2014 or 2015

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