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Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn: Call for members of evaluation panels

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn: Call for members of evaluation panels

Call for members of the evaluation panels of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

The Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn is opening a call for the establishment of independent expert
panels.

  1. The Stazione Zoologica hereby invites application for the establishment of a database of
    independent expert evaluation panels;
  2. The Evaluation Panels, once selected, will be invited to review and evaluate the Projects of
    the PhD Program; flagship project of the SZN, International extra EU project funded by SZN
    and other evaluations requiring a specific scientific expertise;
  3. Independent experts shall be chosen on the basis of skills, experience and knowledge,
    appropriate to carry out the tasks assigned to them;
  4. The experts can be either professors or assistant professors of the university or researchers
    / technologists of the public research institutions;
  5. The University/Research Institution to which the expert belongs must member of EMBRC or
    Euromarine or MARS Network;
  6. The expert activity is unpaid, unless differently specified;
  7. The evaluation and review work may be carried out fully or partially at expert’s home or
    place of work. All exchanges with independent experts shall be carried out through the
    electronic systems available, including meeting via video in remote or call conferences;
  8. Prospective independent experts are expected to have a high level of professional
    experience in one or more of the following ERC sector LS (Life sciences) LS1, LS2, LS3, LS4,
    LS5, LS6, LS7, LS8, LS9;
  9. The SZN shall take appropriate measures to seek a balanced composition within the expert
    groups and evaluation panels in terms of various skills, experience, and knowledge,
    geographical diversity and gender, depending on the situation in the field of the action;
  10. In order to declare your potential availability please fill the Application form and
    send it together with a short CV to the email address phdszn(at)szn.it;
  11. The Deadline for application 28/02/2018 h. 12.00.

Application form download link: Application-Form-expert-2018EU.pdf

 

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Opportunity to get Antarctic marine biological samples

Opportunity to get Antarctic marine biological samples

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a member of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) UK node. EMBRC is a group of leading European marine research centres, which is also known as a distributed Research Infrastructure (RI). It provides access to European coastal seas and the endemic fauna, with the addition of Antarctica via BAS.

As part of EMBRC, ASSEMBLE PLUS brings together and opens up research infrastructures to all European researchers in the marine field, from both academia and industry. Researchers can apply for funding bi-annually to collaborate with BAS and collect samples and specimens from the BAS Rothera Research station in Antarctica.

For further information and to apply click here.

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WCMB 2018: 1st recipient of Carlo Heip Award announced

WCMB 2018: 1st recipient of Carlo Heip Award announced

The Carlo Heip International Award for outstanding accomplishments in marine biodiversity science was inaugurated in recognition of Carlo Heip’s leadership in marine biodiversity research and founding of the ‘World Conference on Marine Biodiversity’. http://www.wcmb2018.org/carlo-heip-award.html

After reviewing 9 outstanding nominations, the IABO nominated jury made the award to Carlos Duarte:

1st Carlo Heip Award Recipient

Prof. Carlos M. Duarte, Director of the Red Sea Research Center and Tarek Ahmed Juffalli Chair in Red Sea Ecology of King Abdullah University of Science Technology of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been selected as the first recipient of the Carlo Heip Award. He is a world-wide leading authority on seagrasses. He has published on all aspects of seagrass ecology, from population biology to genetics, from depth and geographical distribution patterns to their role in biogeochemical cycles, and from conservation strategies to their sensitivity towards climate change. His pioneering work on seagrasses and other vegetated systems eventually led – in collaboration with different UN agencies – to the development of “blue carbon” strategies, which has provided a strong impetus to the conservation of vegetated coastal ecosystems.

Carlos may be the most versatile aquatic ecologist of his generation: he works from the tropics to polar ecosystems, from macrophytes to microbes, from coastal systems to open ocean gyres using all type of approaches. His research is characterized by independence, creativity, serendipity and interdisciplinary linking of thought-to-be separate fields. Many of his synthesis papers have set the stage for the field; e.g. his work initiated the discussion on the heterotrophic nature of oligotrophic systems and identified the role of hypoxia thresholds for marine biodiversity. To date, he has over 630 publications cited 42,000 times. As was Carlo Heip, he has been listed amongst the mostly highly cited scientists by Thomson Reuters.

Recognizing the many gaps in our understanding of the deep-sea pelagic ecosystem, Duarte lead the Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition, involving more than 500 scientists, and that sailed the oceans between 2010 and 2011 to provide a global assessment of the deep- sea biodiversity and functioning. Other leadership service roles included editing journals, being a member of numerous international scientific committees, and being President of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.

During the last decade, his publications have been instrumental to advance our understanding of the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems, organisms and biodiversity. He has also contributed original work to science in support of policy and management towards sustainable use of ecosystems.

Finally, Carlos Duarte together with the late Carlo Heip initiated the World Marine Biodiversity Conference series and organized and chaired the first of these conferences in Valencia.

Carlos will be a keynote speaker at the WCMB in Montreal 13-16th May 2018. All WCMB delegates are invited to the Carlo Heip Award ceremony on Tuesday evening 15th May 2018.

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Dr Mark J. Costello, Institute of Marine Science,
Science Building 302, Level 3, Room 315, 23 Symonds Street,
University of Auckland, P. Bag 92019,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

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Centres of scientific excellence in Poland funded by MPG and NCN: Dioscuri call opened

Centres of scientific excellence in Poland funded by MPG and NCN: Dioscuri call opened

On behalf of the National Science Centre in Poland we are pleased to announce the recent possibility of funding your excellent research in Poland within a Dioscuri scheme.

Dioscuri is a programme initiated by the German Max Planck Society (MPG), jointly managed with the National Science Centre in Poland (NCN), and mutually funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The Dioscuri scheme is designed to establish Centres of Scientific Excellence at Polish Host Institutions. Addressees of the call are researchers with a PhD degree obtained within a period not exceeding fifteen years prior to the submission of their application to Dioscuri.
Funding will be provided by the NCN from the resources contributed by MNiSW and BMBF. Polish Host Institution will receive up to € 300,000 annually to be spent exclusively on the Dioscuri Centre’s operations.
To learn more about the call visit www.ncn.gov.pl/dioscuri or www.mpg.de/dioscuri.

Did you know that you can apply for NCN funds even if you do not have Polish citizenship?

The only condition is that projects we fund must be carried out at Polish host institutions. So, if you have ever thought of coming and conducting your basic research in Poland, we have a variety of opportunities for you.
For other funding opportunities see the NCN website.

Best regards,
Joanna Płaszewska
Zespół ds. informacji i promocji
NARODOWE CENTRUM NAUKI
ul. Królewska 57
30-081 Kraków

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IOC-UNESCO: Global Ocean Science Report

IOC-UNESCO: Global Ocean Science Report

Dear Colleague,
I would like to bring your attention to the “Global Ocean Science Report – The Current Status of Ocean Science around the World” which was just published by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO).

The Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR) assesses for the first time the status and trends in ocean science capacity around the world. The Report offers a global record of who, how, and where ocean science is conducted: generating knowledge, helping to protect ocean health, and empowering society to support sustainable ocean management in the framework of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
The GOSR identifies and quantifies the key elements of ocean science at the national, regional and global scales, including workforce, infrastructure and publications. This is the first collective attempt to systematically highlight opportunities as well as capacity gaps to advance international collaboration in ocean science and technology. This Report is a resource for scientist, academics, policy makers, and other stakeholders seeking to harness the potential of ocean science to address global challenges, the Report makes a case for increased funding in view of the ocean’s economic importance and other social and scientific challenges (e.g. the UN Sustainable Development Goals).
The GOSR is the result of the enthusiastic collaboration of many repute scientist from around the word, under the leadership of the IOC-UNESCO. As coordinator of the GOSR, I am very proud of the final product. This is the first time ever that this information is presented in a straightforward manner in understandable language at a comprehensible pace. The list of contents includes (not exhaustive):

• Ocean research capacity and infrastructures (Chapter 3)
• The Funding for ocean sciences (Chapter 4)
• Ocean research productivity and science impact (Chapter 5)
• Oceanographic data information, management and exchange (Chapter 6)
• International organizations supporting ocean sciences (Chapter 7)
• Contribution of ocean sciences to the development of ocean and coastal policies and sustainable development (Chapter 8)

To be published every five years, the inaugural Report also serves as an instrument to assess progress in the accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 on the conservation and use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
I Hope you will enjoy this report as much as we have enjoyed creating it and by reading its articles you get motivated to participate in future editions. I do hope you find it informative, providing some food for thought as well as useful for your daily work; and please, help us to disseminate the GOSR among your colleagues and networks, and do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or comments.
All the best,
Luis Valdés (Coordinating editor)

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Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA joint call for proposals

Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA joint call for proposals

2017-2018 Joint Call

http://www.biodiversa.org/1224

Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 international call for research proposals on “Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”
The Call will address the two following major (non-exclusive) priorities:
– Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions
– Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios

The call aims at supporting proposals that explicitly address a scenario dimension, taking into account the following definition of scenarios: “Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services are the outputs of the combination of scenarios of indirect drivers and direct drivers — such as land use change, invasive alien species, overexploitation, climate change or pollution — and models of impacts of these drivers on biodiversity and ecosystem services.”

25 funding organisations from 23 countries are joining this call:
Argentina, Austria, Belgium#, Brazil (State of Sao Paulo only), Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America.
# confirmed for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation; decision for the federal level still pending

Some Funding organisations may also define specific funding rules allowing the funding of teams from low-income and lower-middle income countries. This information is detailed in the Funding organisations’ rules. If you would like to use this opportunity, please make sure to contact your Funding Organisation Contact Point.

The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA partners together with the European Commission (EC)*have provisionally reserved more than 25 million Euros for this call.
(*EC contribution is still tentative, pending on the signature of the Grant Agreement of the BiodivScen project)

Scientific teams are invited to form international consortia comprising research groups from at least three countries participating in the call.
Consortia are highly encouraged to involve at least two teams from two different EU Member States or H2020 Associated Countries to be eligible for EC funding (here: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey).

Proposals should also clearly demonstrate the added value linked to the international nature of the projects and to the level of collaboration between teams from different countries.

Proposals will be evaluated according to criteria of
(i) scientific excellence,
(ii) policy relevance and societal impact (which includes stakeholder engagement), and
(iii) quality and efficiency of the project implementation.

For more information on the objectives and possible approaches for stakeholder engagement in research projects, please check the BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook.

A two-step process will apply, with a mandatory pre-registration of projects at the first step and submission of full proposals at the second step. Pre-registrations and full proposals (to be written in English) must be submitted electronically with the Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS). The link to the EPSS will be available on the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA websites.
Each research Partner in a project must comply with the eligibility criteria and rules of its funding organisation.

SCHEDULE OF THE CALL

Release date of the call: Monday 02 October 2017
Deadline for pre-registration (mandatory): Friday 01 December 2017, 17:00 CET (local time in Brussels)
Deadline for submission of full-proposals: Friday 09 March 2018, 17:00 CET (local time in Brussels)

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WCMB 2018: Inviting submissions special session

WCMB 2018: Inviting submissions special session

“Sustained observations of life as an integral component of coastal and ocean observing systems”

Chairs of the session: Patricia Miloslavich (University of Tasmania, Australia) and Eduardo Klein (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela)
The goal of this session is to show temporal trends in marine biodiversity, distribution and abundance based on long term observations and datasets. We welcome abstract submissions on case examples that illustrate how sustained ocean biodiversity observations help understand if, and how, ocean life is responding to global changes as well as on case examples of successful implementation of management practices based on long term data.
Discussions will be focused on 1) the societal requirements for sustained biological ocean observations, 2) the need for coordination to maximize global implementation and coverage, 3) the technological developments needed to improve our observing capacity, 4) lessons learned from biological ocean observations, 5) examples of integration across disciplines, and 6) Data management.
Abstracts submitted to this session may be considered for publication in a collection in Frontiers of Marine Science (section Marine Evolutionary Biology, Biogeography and Species Diversity). The topic of the collection will be: “Monitoring Marine Biodiversity from Microbes to Apex Predators: Why, What, and How” (Guest Editors: Thomas Malone, Anthony Knap).

Submission deadline of abstracts: October 1, 2017

Look forward to seeing you in Montreal!
Best regards,
Patricia

More information on the WCMB2014 can be found here.

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CARLO HEIP AWARD

CARLO HEIP AWARD

The Carlo Heip Award in Marine Biodiversity was developed in recognition of Carlo Heip’s leadership in marine biodiversity research and founding of the World Conference of Marine Biodiversity. We seek nominations of individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in marine biodiversity science.

Nomination Information

  1. The 2018 award nomination cycle will begin on 1st March 2017 and close on 1st September 2017.
  2. Self-nominations are excluded. The nominator must ensure the nominee has approved to be nominated and the requirement to attend to WCMB.
  3. The award recipient will be expected to present a plenary talk at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Montreal in May 2018. The recipient may choose the topic of the talk. The presentation of the award will take place in conjunction with the talk. The conference will cover the recipients travel to and from the conference, accommodation, and complimentary conference registration. Thus nominations must only be of people available to attend the WCMB.
  4. The recipient of the 2018 Carlo Heip Award will be chosen and notified in November 2017.
  5. Nominations should address these three evaluation criteria:
    1. Research impact. This may be supported by a list of selected top or all publications or link to Google Scholar profile.
    2. Peer recognition. This may be supported by indicators such as awards, honours, funding, and speaking invitations.
    3. Service. This may be supported by evidence such as meetings organised, teaching, leadership, editorial responsibilities, mentorship, public outreach.
  6. Nominations should be submitted to m.costello@auckland.ac.nz by 1st September 2017. A sub-committee of the International Association of Biological Oceanography (IABO) will act as the jury for nominations.

Submission Documents

  1. Nomination letter, responding to the three evaluation criteria within two pages and confirming the nominee is willing to attend WCMB IV.
  2. Nominee curriculum vitae documenting evidence in support of the criteria. This may include links to supporting materials.
  3. A nomination may include up to three letters of no more than one page each that provide additional support for the nomination. These are optional.

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Atlas of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Brachiopoda

Atlas of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Brachiopoda

Bonjour à tous,

Just issued…

Emig C.C. (2017). Atlas of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Brachiopoda. Carnets de Géologie, Madrid, CG2017_B03, 93 pp.
Link is http://paleopolis.rediris.es/cg/CG2017_B03/index.html
and to download the pdf (11.3 MB) http://paleopolis.rediris.es/cg/CG2017_B03/CG2017_B03.pdf

Cordialement,

Dr. Christian Emig
Directeur de Recherches Honoraire au CNRS

BrachNet
20 Rue Chaix
F – 13007 Marseille
(France)
http://paleopolis.rediris.es/Phoronida/EMIG/

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