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Mediterranean sea basin lighthouse – Actions to prevent, minimise and remediate chemical pollution | deadline 27 September 2022

Deadline: 27 September, 2022
Budget: €17.000.000 EURO
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

 

Objective

In line with the EU Zero Pollution Action Plan for Air, Water and Soil, proposals should demonstrate scalable breakthrough innovations (technological, business, social and governance) to prevent and minimize marine and freshwater pollution from chemical pollutants. Following the zero pollution hierarchy, proposals should focus on demonstrating replicable solutions to prevent and minimise pollution in the Mediterranean Sea including its major river catchment areas and taking into consideration land-sea interactions through measures, such as:

  • Upstream prevention of pollution from chemicals;
  • Substitutes or alternative less polluting substances and materials for the most prevalent chemical pollutants found in freshwater and at sea.

Proposed solutions for pollution prevention, elimination and remediation should not increase the level of anthropogenic underwater noise and air emissions.

Proposed solutions should be in line with the EU taxonomy regulation and delegated acts.

Proposals must:

  • Carry out demonstration activities in 3 different Member States and/or Associated Countries of the Mediterranean sea basin, involving and including in the consortium entities from these three countries;
  • Identify areas and locations where the solutions are replicable and draw up an action plan and roadmap to replicate and scale up the pollution solutions and actions.

More information on the EC Funding and Tender opportunities website

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UNDP – Ocean Innovation Challenge – Call Sustainable Fisheries | Deadline 9 May 2021

Deadline: 9 May 2021
Budget: 50.000-250.000 USD
Countries: TN, DZ, MA, MR, LY

Themes:

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

The UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge is looking for innovative solutions promoting sustainable fisheries to receive support up to 250K USD. Application deadline: 9 May 2021.

Over the years, the international community has taken important steps to promote sustainable fishing, such as the FAO’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Fishing, the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and through the work of various regional fisheries agreements and RFMOs. Nevertheless, progress on key SDG 14 targets pertaining to sustainable fisheries has lagged and the main target, 14.4, was clearly not met in 2020.

Recognizing the increasing urgency of addressing unsustainable fishing, the second OIC Challenge, launched in March 2021, seeks innovative solutions that address one or more of the following SDG 14 targets:

Project proponents can include governments, private companies (including start-ups), NGO/CSO, United Nations entities, academic institutions, and intergovernmental organizations.

Over the years, the international community has taken important steps to promote sustainable fishing, such as the FAO’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Fishing, the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and through the work of various regional fisheries agreements and RFMOs. Nevertheless, progress on key SDG 14 targets pertaining to sustainable fisheries has lagged and the main target, 14.4, was clearly not met in 2020.

Recognizing the increasing urgency of addressing unsustainable fishing, the second OIC Challenge, launched in March 2021, seeks innovative solutions that address one or more of the following SDG 14 targets:

Project proponents can include governments, private companies (including start-ups), NGO/CSO, United Nations entities, academic institutions, and intergovernmental organizations.

More information on the call-page of the ocean innovation challenge website

 

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Call for ideas | Detection and Tracking Marine Pollution and Litter

Deadline: 30 April 2021
Budget: N/A
Countries: All
Themes: Maritime pollution and circular economy

The van Allen Foundation launched a new Call for innovative ideas for the detection and monitoring of marine litter in the western Mediterranean

The van Allen Foundation, a partnership foundation of the University of Montpellier, and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, invite public and private organizations to propose ideas and suggestions aimed at addressing the issue of detection and tracking marine pollution and litter in the western part of the Mediterranean Sea.

Although the emphasis is on the contribution of space techniques, the call for ideas is thus open to studies of numerical simulation, physics of measurement, measurements in the laboratory or at sea, and the application of artificial intelligence for the recognition of polluted pixels, or the carrying of sensors of opportunity, etc.

The Call for ideas is addressed to scientists and engineers, as well as to students, working in public or private laboratories or entities in France and worldwide.

Applications must reach the Van Allen Foundation Secretariat before April 30, 2021.

Postal address: Bât. 5-IES, 860 rue St Priest, CC 06 002, 34095 Montpellier cedex 5, France.

Email: fondationvanallen@umontpellier.fr

All details at can be found in this pdf

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Call for consultation for the preparation of a new GEF project

Deadline: 15 March 2021
Budget: 85.000 euro
Countries: All westMED countries
Themes: Marine Protected Areas

In collaboration with MedPAN, The MedFund is launching a call for tender for the preparation and drafting of the project document and approval file for the project entitled “Build back a blue and stronger Mediterranean” funded by the GEF.

Based on the concept note approved by the GEF Board as well as on existing studies and initiatives and contributions from the main partners, the international consultant will adopt the models required by the CI-GEF implementing agency and will lead the preparation of the Safeguards Plan, ProDoc and GEF CEO Endorsement Package for the “Build back a blue and stronger Mediterranean” project.

Consult the Terms of reference here.

Applicants should submit their bids electronically to the following e-mail address: contact@themedfund.org

Tenders must be received no later than 12.00 Central European Time on Monday 15 March 2021.

 

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COSME Call | Tourism and Digitalisation

Deadline: 11 February 2021
Budget: 8 000 000 euro (maximum 1 000 000 per grant)
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia
Themes:

  • Maritime and Coastal Tourism
  • Maritime Technology/ Innovation

The general objective of this Call is to boost the uptake of digitalisation and innovation by tourism SMEs through transnational cooperation and capacity building.

With an estimated budget estimated at 8 million euro, this action aims at reinforcing transnational and cross-border cooperation; fostering SME’s digital capacities and skills, and fostering sustainable solutions for improving tourism management.

Eligible participants must be fully or partly public or private bodies; private bodies must be properly constituted and registered under national law.

All the information at European Commission’s website: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/section/cosme/cos-tourinn-2020-3-04-innovation-uptake-and-digitalisation-tourism-sector