Researchers invited to apply for three Eurofleets+ Programmes

Eurofleets+ is calling for applications from researchers for three programmes – the Ship-time and marine Equipment Application (SEA) Programme Call ‘Regional’, Remote Transnational Access (RTA) Programme and the Co-Principal Investigator (PI) Programme.

Coordinated by the Marine Institute, Eurofleets+ is a unique consortium of research vessels, equipment and scientists supported by 42 marine institutes, universities, foundations and SMEs from 24 countries around the North Atlantic, Arctic, Southern and Pacific Ocean, Baltic, North, Mediterranean, and Black Sea.

The Ship-time and marine Equipment Application (SEA) Programme Call ‘Regional’ offers fully funded transnational access to 16 research vessels and six pieces of marine equipment to carry out ship-based research activities within any field of marine science. Applications are welcome from international teams of researchers from academia and industry. Early-career and female applicants are encouraged in apply. This call will remain open for the submission of proposals until 28 January 2020.

The Remote Transnational Access (RTA) Programme is providing researchers from all career stages with remote access to samples or data from Eurofleets+ vessels.

The Co-Principal Investigator (PI) Programme is specifically aimed at early career researchers, or researchers with no experience in leading a research cruise, to implement their own research together with experienced scientists in Eurofleets+ scheduled cruises.

Applicants for the RTA and PI Programmes are able to apply for all 27 state-of-the-art research vessels offered within Eurofleets+. These programmes are both running calls, which allow the continuous submission of proposals until call closure at 31 January 2022.

For further information on funding conditions, eligibility criteria and application guidelines visit

Eurofleets+ has received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 824077.

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