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Vacancy: Science policy adviser

  • 02 July 2024

The JPI Oceans secretariat is looking for a science policy adviser in support of its tasks and activities, with a focus on two new Horizon Europe initiatives.

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Call for expression of interest: Travel Grant for an Early Career Ocean Professional to attend the 2024 All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance Forum in Ottawa, Canada

  • 24 June 2024

JPI Oceans announces the exciting opportunity for an Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) to attend the Intergenerational Dialogue Session at the 2024 All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance (AAORIA) Forum. This prestigious event will take place from 8 to 10 October 2024 at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Handbook on cumulative effects assessment launched

  • 20 June 2024

On Tuesday 11 June 2024, the common handbook "Cumulative effects assessment in the marine environment" was launched at the JPI Oceans Strategic Navigation Forum. The handbook is the culmination of work of the JPI Oceans Knowledge Hub Cumulative Effects of Human Activities.

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World Oceans Day at TALK Gallery - A celebration of Science and Art

  • 18 June 2024

On June 7, the eve of World Oceans Day, the TALK C.E.C Gallery in Brussels hosted a vibrant gathering of artists, researchers, NGOs, and ocean enthusiasts. The event, supported by the EU4Ocean Challenge of the Year, was an opportunity for sharing different cultural perspectives and discovering synergies between them.

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Beneath the waves: launch of the JPI Oceans information portal on Munition in the Sea

  • 17 June 2024

European waters are littered with conventional and chemical munitions from warfare and post-war demilitarisation actions. Since munition shells and containers are increasingly corroding, they have been shown to release toxic substances that contaminate the marine environment, harm marine organisms and pose threats to human health and safety.

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Turning the final page on a JPI Oceans bestseller: celebrating ten years of success as the Microplastics Joint Action concludes

  • 27 May 2024

The Microplastics Joint Action was one of the first thematic activities of JPI Oceans. It became a poster child of the power of collaboration among European countries, and it is now getting a happy ending. After a decade of groundbreaking research and agenda setting, the Management Board of JPI Oceans has decided at its meeting in April 2024 to conclude the Joint Action ‘Ecological Aspects of Microplastics’ on its peak of achievement.

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Climate-Ocean nexus: a deep dive into JPI-funded research

  • 27 May 2024

The JPI Climate and JPI Oceans-funded projects from the joint call "Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans" are reaching completion at the end of May 2024. Their final meeting took place at the JPI Oceans Secretariat office in Brussels on 29 April 2024, with participants from the four consortia joining in person and online.

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JPI Oceans adopts BlueBio projects after the ERA-Net Cofund ends

  • 21 May 2024

On 31 May 2024 the ERA-Net Cofund Blue Bioeconomy (BlueBio) will conclude. To ensure that the still ongoing 30 BlueBio-initiated projects have lasting legacy and impact beyond the Cofund’s conclusion, JPI Oceans will assume responsibility for their follow-up.

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Science is Wonderful – and the Ocean is too!

  • 29 April 2024

The annual science fair organised by the European Commission, Science is Wonderful, kicked off with a burst of energy at the Egg in Brussels. The two-day event celebrating the best of European science drew thousands of visitors, including students, families, and other science enthusiasts. JPI Oceans supported the European Coalition for Ocean Education and Literacy (EU4Ocean) with its interactive workshops. 

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