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Blue-Action news 21 November 2018

Webstreaming event on climate services, new delivery dates for deliverables and milestones, calls of JPI oceans
Added by Chiara Bearzotti 23 days ago

We got the news for you:

1) Do not miss the Webstreaming on 22 November 2018 at 3-6 pm Finnish time "Session on Climate Services at the Colloquium of the Finnish Society for Environmental Social Sciences (YHYS), University of Lapland: Two Blue-Action case studies (Finnish tourism and Arctic shipping routes) represented at this event and inputs from the scientists of H2020 projects EU-MACS and MARCO.
Access the webstreaming: “enter as a guest”. https://connect.eoppimispalvelut.fi/yhys/
More about this event in the redmine: https://code.mpimet.mpg.de/issues/8619
Big thank you to Ilona Mettiäinen, the organiser of this session!

2) New delivery dates approved WP1, WP3, WP4, WP8
New delivery dates for the following:
• WP3: D3.1, D3.2, D3.3, D3.5
• WP4: D4.2, D4.3, D4.4
• Milestones 8 and 9 (related to WP3 and WP4)
• WP8: D8.8, D8.13
• WP1: D1.1
We have to change now the Description of the action accordingly, so a new amendment will be started.
Chiara will update the overall table tomorrow morning: https://code.mpimet.mpg.de/projects/bg10/wiki/Deliverables

3) JPI Oceans has just launched a new call for research proposals on microplastics in the marine environment (attached). Deadline: 28 February 2019. In one of the four themes of the call, proposals are asked to: “Contribute to ocean literacy by raising of public and citizen awareness about the problem of plastic pollution thereby inducing behavioural change.”
For this call funding partners from Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden have allocated a total amount of up to € 9.2 million funding. In addition, researchers based in other countries are able to participate with their own resources. The announcement of the call can be found on the JPI Oceans website. Through this new call, JPI Oceans is also aiming to promote European and transatlantic research cooperation on the issue, and contribute to the Regional Seas Conventions, to the implementation of the Belém Statement as well as G7, G20 and UN aims of reducing (micro-) plastic pollution in the ocean.

4) Belmont Forum, Future Earth and JPI Oceans co-branded call on Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability: the Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth and JPI Oceans, launched a call of circa 16 M€ which aims 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. Because the challenge is complex, the call outlines that there is a need for integrated, interdisciplinary and cross sectoral approaches, bringing together natural and social sciences, as well as policymakers, resource managers, industries, citizens and other societal partners. More information on our website. Deadline for pre-proposals: 31 January 2019.

All the best!


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