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Call for proposals: Ocean Sustainability Research

The Belmont Forum, a group of the worlds major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils, in collaboration with Future Earth and JPI Oceans, launches a call of circa 16 M€ of cash and in-kind resources aiming at bringing together researchers and other expertise across the globe to innovate solutions to accelerate sustainable use of oceans and minimize the effects from global change.

Research consortia must be truly transdisciplinary, thus including researchers from: a) social sciences/humanities/economy and b) natural sciences/technology, as well as c) societal partners (i.e. citizens, civil society organizations), using a co-design, co-development and co-implementation approach.

Research consortia shall address one or both of the following topics:

  • Topic 1 – Pathways toward a sustainable and equitable use of oceans

Research in this area should address the impacts of economic activities on ecosystems, human societies including human health and well-being, cultures and economies, as well as the capacities of social systems to respond to these impacts.

  • Topic 2 – Accounting for and minimizing impacts of global change

Applications addressing this topic should include research on the interactions between stressors, such as climate change, ocean acidification, pollution, deoxygenation and food scarcity; biological processes such as range shifts and biodiversity changes; and ocean dynamics, such as circulation, temperature, and sea level changes.

Applications shall be submitted via the Belmont Forum application portal.

More details on the call.

Deadline for pre-registrations: 31 January.


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