Calls for proposals in the Decade of Ocean Science

The Ocean Decade Unit will announce calls for decade actions regularly. The Research Council plans national calls.

Ocean Decade calls

The Ocean Decade Unit (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO) will use four different ‘Decade Actions’:

  1. Programmes are major multi-annual and multinational initiatives that will comprise projects, activities and contributions. Programmes will be implemented at the global or regional (e.g. ocean area) level. A typical programme will be interdisciplinary in nature.
  2. Projects are of a shorter duration and will typically target a more specific research field. They will often, but not always, be part of the programmes that have been ‘approved’.
  3. Activities can be individual events such as workshops, conferences, communication campaigns etc. They can be part of a programme, or individual events.
  4. Contributions are in-kind or financial resources to implement the Decade Actions or support the coordination of the Decade.

The Decade of Ocean Research will issue calls for Decade Actions several times a year. You do not apply for money, but for approval of the Action.

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National calls

At the national level, the Research Council is planning calls for proposals. They will be published on our website. The scope and topics will depend on the funding available. The first call is planned from 2022.

Interdisciplinarity, cooperation across sectors and between countries
are key elements of the Decade and will be so also central in the national calls.
The proposed priority areas in our national report will be the basis for the calls.

See: Calls for proposals.

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