Category Archives: Uncategorized

UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030) announced

UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030) announced

The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the Ocean.

The Objectives of the Decade will be to:

– Identify required knowledge for sustainable development

– Generate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the ocean

– Increase the use of ocean knowledge

As mandated by the UN General Assembly, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)  of UNESCO will coordinate the Decade’s preparatory process, inviting the global ocean community to plan for the next ten years in ocean science and technology to deliver the Decade’s objectives.

To know more about the Decade, its implementation plan and how to participate please visit

EMODnet Biology data grant call – deadline 17 November

EMODnet Biology data grant call – deadline 17 November

Dear European Network of Marine Stations (MARS),

We want to inform you that the EMODnet Biology project currently has an open call for data grants.

This call is intended for organizations that are not yet partner of the EMODnet Biology consortium. These organizations can receive a data grant to standardize and publish datasets to EMODnet Biology.

With this call, we want to increase the amount of data made available in EMODnet Biology and cover existing geographical, temporal and/or taxonomic data gaps.

More information is available online:

Applicants should fill in the template at the end of the document and send it to by 17 November 2019.

Kind regards

Lennert Schepers

Science Officer Data Centre

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee vzw
Flanders Marine Institute


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

  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);
  11. The Deadline for application 28/02/2018 h. 12.00.

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