The Marine Institute is launching a Blue Carbon call under its Marine Research Programme. The Institute is seeking applications for a substantial programme of research to investigate further the potential of Ireland’s blue carbon resource to mitigate climate change; the impacts of human activities and climate change on this important ecosystem service; and to address research questions relevant to Irish, European and global marine, climate, nature and biodiversity policy objectives. Research funded under this call should also address the additional Programme for Government commitment to ‘evaluate and implement plans to realise the carbon sink potential of our marine environment, based on the introduction of Marine Protection Areas.’
The duration of the successful award(s) under this call is expected to be 60 months. The amount of funding available will be a maximum award amount of 1,600,000 Euro. The lead institution must be a Higher Education Institute based in the Republic of Ireland. Partnerships are permissible, with eligible partners being Higher Education Institutes, Research Institutes or Other Public Bodies from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or elsewhere. All applications must be submitted by 16:00 on Thursday, 2nd September 2021. The Marine Institute will hold a virtual information session on Wednesday, 7th July 2021 at 10am, please email email@example.com to register or for any queries related to this call.