The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is launching a call for contributions on indigenous and local knowledge, to invite Indigenous peoples and local communities from all over the world to support the three ongoing IPBES assessments:
The SUBMARINER Network has launched a call for startups within Blue Growth to apply for its Blue Growth Accelerator programme, in which successful applicants would receive mentorship and matchmaking with experts in their respective fields.
While the Accelerator is focused on the Baltic Sea region, it is open to researchers and organisations from across Europe.
An online pitching and matchmaking event for the Accelerator will be held on 4 June 2020.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is currently running two calls for the nomination of experts to assist with the scoping of thematic assessments. These assessments are in response to the seventh IPBES Plenary session, which adopted "the rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030". Included under this programme's first objective are the following two thematic assessments:
The NMBAQC Scheme was set up to provide quality control/assurance to the macrobenthic invertebrate elements of the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP; formerly the NMMP); it has since provided the external quality assurance for statutory monitoring to report to Government and the EU. These reporting requirements have led to the NMBAQC diversifying into other biological disciplines. The elements of the Scheme are detailed in the NMBAQC website.
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) will be offering a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities onboard research vessels during 2019. This programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans.
ICRS 2020, also known as the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium, is the primary international conference on coral reef science, conservation and management, bringing together more than 2,500 of the world's leading coral reef scientists, young career researchers, experts, policy makers, conservationists and reef managers.
IPBES (the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) calls for the nomination of experts on invasive species by governments or organisations and stakeholders. In order to reinforce the presence of marine experts in IPBES assessments , and as for previous IPBES calls for experts or collaboration, the EuroMarine Steering Committee strongly encourages marine scientists to apply for their nomination, either by their government, or by an organisation.