Belmont Forum, Future Earth and JPI Oceans launch major funding call for ocean sustainability research

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Belmont Forum, Future Earth, and the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans), announce a call for proposals which aim to bring together researchers and experts across the globe to innovate solutions that accelerate sustainable use of oceans and minimize the effects from global change.

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UPDATE: As of November 26, 2018, Norway and Australia are now also partners in this call.

Researchers from the following countries are eligible: Australia, Brazil, Comoros, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, and USA.

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Thematic areas for this funding opportunity were developed through a global scoping process lead by Future Earth, followed by additional consultations co-led by Future Earth and the Belmont Forum.

This Collaborative Research Action (CRA) call aims to contribute to the overall challenge of ocean sustainability, with the UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development) as the overall framework. Because the challenge is complex, 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.

A total of 14 funders from 12 countries have committed in total over 18 million dollars of cash and in-kind resources for this call: Brazil, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, and USA. Through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), researchers from Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoros and Madagascar are also eligible for this call.

For more information please visit bfgo.org and read the [updated] announcement of funding opportunity and call for applications