‘Next Generation Science for Oceans’ call now open

JPI Climate and JPI Oceans’ joint transnational call focuses on oceans and climate interactions, with the expectation this approach will shed new light on the stressors impacting marine life and consequently the marine bio-economy. The joint call aims to help inform adaptation policy by bringing key knowledge to increase resilience and adaptation measures for vulnerable areas, especially in coastal and low island areas. The action is expected to make up to 8.1 million EUR available by partner organisations from eight European countries (BE, DE, FR, IE, IT, LV, NO, PT). Researchers based in non-funding countries are able to participate with their own resources.

The following topics can be addressed, using observations and Earth system models: 

  • Strengthening our understanding of climate variability and extremes resulting from the interactions with the oceans such as extratropical and tropical cyclones, and how they are affected by climate change on a range of time scales;
  • Improving the representation of air-sea interactions, physical and biogeochemical ocean processes in Earth System Models to better represent small-scale non-linear processes as well as water, energy and carbon cycles. Model-data analyses using innovative approaches will be welcome;
  • Improving estimates of climate change induced modifications of ocean physics and ocean chemistry, associated with biogeochemical cycles, including ocean acidification and carbon sequestration.

The application process is a one-stage procedure, and the deadline for submission of proposals is the 14th of June 2019.

More information, including the call text, can be found on the JPI Climate or JPI Oceans websites.  

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