PLAN BLEU is looking for ...

... a consultant to write a policy paper on marine renewable energy in the Mediterranean.

The objective of this collaboration is to produce a 6-page policy paper that provides an overview of the current state of marine renewable energy development in the Mediterranean region and proposes key policy recommendations for their sustainable growth.

The consultant will draw mainly on the work carried out in two Plan Bleu pilot publications: "Towards Sustainable Development of Marine Renewable Energies in the Mediterranean" published in 2022 and "Using Ecological sensitivity to guide Marine Renewable Energy Potentials in the Mediterranean Region" published in 2021, produced in the framework of the Interreg-MED Blue Growth Community and Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community projects, as well as on the inventory of legislation, regulations and strategies relating to MRE in the Mediterranean, currently being drawn up by Plan Bleu and a service provider.

The consultant should start work in mid-November 2023 and finish on 28 February 2024.

Send your application before 5 November 2023.

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Call for tenders by SPA/RAC, the Mediterranean Biodiversity Centre of UNEP/MAP

 SPA/RAC has launched a call for tenders concerning the development of a web application named “the SPAMI evaluation system” dedicated to the evaluation of the Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMIs).

 The call for tenders is open to consulting firms, service provider companies and consortia of individual consultants.

 The deadline for receiving application proposal is 3 November 2020. Further information are available on the SPA/RAC website. The terms of reference (ToR) of this call for tenders are available here.

 Application proposal could be write either in English or in French.

2020 LIFE Calls for proposals

The main objective of LIFE 2020 is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.

The sub-programme for environment covers three priority areas:

- LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency

  • LIFE Nature and Biodiversity 
  • LIFE Environmental Governance and Information.

Due to Covid 19 emergency all submission deadlines are being extended by one month.


Environment sub-programme: concept note14 July 2020.

Climate action sub-programme: full proposal 6 October 2020.

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Call ERC Advanced Grants

ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Advanced Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of EUR 2 500 000 for a period of 5 years.

The ERC actions are open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country.

The present call was  launched may 14th. Deadline, August 26th 2020.

COST open call

Participants are invited to submit COST Action proposals contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

The Open Call Action proposal submission, evaluation, selection and approval (SESA) procedure is fully science and technology-driven and will ensure a simple, transparent and competitive proposal evaluation and selection process, reflecting the bottom-up, open and inclusive principles of COST.

Participants planning to submit a proposal for a COST Action will need to refer to the SESA guidelines and to the Open Call Announcement on the Documents and Guidelines page.

The next collection date is 29 October 2021.

ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants announces Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) Action

The TAP Action will run from January 2022 to December 2024, aiming to broaden and transfer knowledge on the characterization and transformation of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and methodologies to remediate and reduce these contaminants in aquatic ecosystems.

Concretely the TAP will establish a network of national projects to address research gaps and avoiding duplication across Europe and beyond.