And while your are preparing your proposals for the Plastic in the Arctic perhaps this will also be of interest!

EU JPI Oceans call deadlines 28 feb 2019

While you are putting together yours plastic in the arctic proposals perhaps this  might also be of interest?

JOINT CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON MICROPLASTICS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

 

While you are putting together yours plastic in the arctic proposals perhaps this  might also be of interest?

JOINT CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON MICROPLASTICS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Twelve JPI Oceans member countries together with Brazil launch a call for transnational research projects of approx. 9.2 M€ to study the sources, distribution and impact of microplastics in the marine environment.

Themes

This call comprises four main themes:
 
  1. Identification, characterisation and quantification of the major microplastic sources, especially mechanisms and time scales of macroplastic fragmentation
  2. New sampling and analytical methodologies - focusing on the smaller (nano-)particles and in situ measurement methods for all matrices (water, sediment, biota) 
  3. Monitoring and mapping of microplastics in the marine environment including its effects on the marine environment
  4. Concepts to reduce inputs of plastics into the marine environment including through new recycling methods, raising public awareness, promoting behavioural change, socio-economic analyses

Rules for Participation

Each application must address at least one of the four themes of the call. Please note that not all funding partners will fund applications in all topic areas. 
 
Proposals need to involve eligible research partners from at least three participating countries. Projects will be funded for up to 36 months. The maximum requested funding per proposal is € 2,000,000.
 
The deadline for submitting proposals is on 28 February 2019 at 12:00 CET (mid-day). All applications must be submitted via the submission platform.