Changing Arctic Ocean - Announcement of Opportunity second call

Closing date for proposals: 16:00 on 14 September 2017

Proposals are invited for submission to a jointly funded activity between funding agencies in the UK and Germany on Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry.

The overarching objective of this call is to improve our understanding of how changes in the physical environment (ice and ocean) will affect the large-scale ecosystem structure and biogeochemical functioning of the Arctic Ocean, to understand the potential major impacts and to provide projections for future ecosystem services.

Up to €8 million is available to fund up to ten research projects, which must include at least one principal / co-investigator from each of the funding partner countries and must address the aims of the programme.

Please see the Announcement of Opportunity below for full details of the call and how to apply.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 239KB)

Non-UK funding partner finance table (Word, 20KB)

The UK has recently funded four projects under the first round of the Changing Arctic Ocean research programme. These projects will have major field campaigns in the summers of 2017, 2018 and 2019. Applicants to the current call are encouraged to develop project proposals that complement and do not duplicate the existing projects. Information on these projects can be found in the documents below.

Can we detect changes in Arctic ecosystems? (ARISE) (PDF, 58KB)

The Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor (ChAOS) - how changing sea ice conditions impact biological communities, biogeochemical processes and ecosystems. (PDF, 21KB)

Mechanistic understanding of the role of diatoms in the success of the Arctic calanus complex and implications for a warmer Arctic (DIAPOD) (PDF, 123KB)

Arctic PRoductivity in the seasonal Ice ZonE (PRIZE) (PDF, 90KB)

For further information about this call, please contact:

UK contact

Lisa Hole
01793 444077

German contact

Ulrich Wolf
+49 381 20357 277
01631 605798