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EO Call for Foresight Workshops - February 2010

Workshop (Foresight)
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Call Description

In 2010, EUR-OCEANS will select up to five Foresight Workshop projects among proposals received.
(three FWS and two Flagships were selected after 2009 calls)

EUR-OCEANS funding will amount to 15,000 € per FWS (maximum amount).

EUR-OCEANS Members are invited to submit proposal either on freely chosen topics, or on one of three topics identified and suggested for this call by the Council. Proposals will be evaluated and ranked in the same batch (regardless of their topic).

  • The essential information on the call is provided in the attached flyer
  • Additional details can be found in the full call text
  • Please use the attached submission form to apply.

Submission deadline: 25 April 2010 (2 months from opening).

Review process

Seven proposals were this call. The selection process involved:

  • an internal review (by a Scientific Panel including a representative from every EUR-OCEANS Consortium Core Member)
  • an external review (by a few experts in the domain corresponding to each proposal)
  • a final decision made by the Executive Committee, based on the scientific reviews (which assessed separately the scientific quality of the proposals, and their suitability as foresight workshops).


 Out of the seven proposals received, the following three have been selected for funding:

  1. Ocean Science meets -omics (15 k€)
    Organizers: •Maurizio Ribera d'Alcalà, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy •Patrizio Mariani, Technical University of Denmark (DTU-Aqua) •Fauzi Mantoura, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris •Marcus Weinbauer, LOV, Villefranche sur Mer
    >>   FWS descriptive page
  2. Food security for land-breeding, marine top predators: towards an ecosystem approach for managing forage resources (15 k€)
    Organizers: •Philippe Cury, IRD, France  •Lynne J. Shannon UCT, South Africa
    >>   FWS descriptive page
  3. Toward a global observation and modelling system for studying the ecology of the open ocean using acoustics (15 k€)
    Organizers: •Nils Olav Handegard, Institute of Marine Research, Norway •Nils Christian Stenseth, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) / Oslo University •Olivier Maury, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France
    >>   FWS descriptive page

Beyond the scientific quality of the projects, which was generally excellent, the 'foresight' dimension (i.e. potential to impulse new dynamics) was a key element of the final decision.

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