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Under this scheme, three grants are awarded by TWAS (the World Academy of Sciences) to teams of 2-5 women for action-based projects which, although scientific in nature, will take them outside the lab to promote practical and tangible change under the umbrella of the “climate action” SDG in their local context. The principal applicant and project leader must be a woman scientist, holding a PhD, living and working in a science and technology lagging country (STLC). Co-applicants are either scientists or technical experts in a field relevant to the project, from any developing country.

Deadline: 19th May

The IMBeR West Pacific Symposium was held on 22th -25th November 2021 in Shanghai. This online event drew more than 900 participants and more than 160 presentations to provide new scientific observation results and perspectives on the changing marine biosphere in the West Pacific Ocean and its neighboring Indian and Southern oceans.

Presenters at the symposium are kindly entitled to submit manuscripts for a special issue on Deep-Sea Research. The manuscripts generated through/by/from/during the West Pacific Symposium are all welcomed according to the IMBeR publication policy, if you have developed manuscripts that fit into this topic and are interested in submitting one, please follow the submission guidelines here or contact IMBeR IPO-China (

Deadline: 26th May

Open call for Early-Career Session Co-Leads at the Virtual Workshop VI Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices

3 hours plenaries: 5, 6, and 19 October 2022

The goals of the Ocean Best Practices System Workshop VI, held online, are to guide the development of best practices and operating practices, to promote their documentation, and to share them widely using the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS). The workshop will consist of plenaries and working groups. For the Plenaries there will be two general themes:

1) Guiding technology evolution and use, and 2) Capacity development/sharing, with an emphasis on developing countries.

The working group will focus on both cross-cutting themes and disciplinary working groups. The call for specific sessions in now open and an initial list of topics will be available in mid-May. If you have a topic you feel strongly should be included, please let us know as part of your application.

How to apply:

Please apply by sending an email to with “[OBPS-ECOPS]” in the title. The email should include:

  • the session topic area you would like to co-lead – your motivation (in no more than 10 sentences) addressing the selection criteria as stated in the “who can apply” section
  • An attached copy of your CV as a PDF (max. 3 pages)

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Application deadline: May 31 2022

Date of decision: June 30 2022

The Ocean Practices programme is seeking Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) ambassadors who are passionate and enthusiastic about global interoperability, regional capabilities and ocean best practices, and are willing to play an important role in advocating for best practices, promoting the communication for the needs of best practices, their development and implementation. Specifically, Ocean Practices is looking for at least one ECOP representative for each global region (i.e., French Africa, English Africa, Australasia, Asia, India, Europe, North America, South America), as regional practices can diverge, and thus have different requirements for key stakeholder involvement, consideration of resources and capabilities, and communication strategies.

To apply for the OBPS ECOP Ambassador Programme, send the following information by Sunday 19th June 2022:

●  Your CV.

●  Short motivation including a short description on how you believe the ambassadorship could impact your career and what you would contribute to promoting the work of the Ocean Practices programme.

●  An approval from your supervisor(s) to engage in the Ocean Practices ECOP Ambassador Programme.

You can find more information about the OceanPractices programme here.

Please send your application to with the subject “Ocean Practices ECOP Ambassador 2022” when sending in your application.  The applications will be reviewed by the end of June 2022.

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Economist Impact’s World Ocean Initiative—with support from Destination Canada—is excited to host the third annual Ocean Changemakers Challenge, a competition showcasing leading changemakers working to develop business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges.

To enter the Ocean Changemakers challenge, applicants need to submit a short video of no longer than 1 minute in which they address the following question: “How are you contributing to the sustainable development of the ocean economy? How would you benefit from an ocean leader as a mentor?”

It is aimed at early-career researchers or professionals, and looking for innovative, passionate leaders to foster a sustainable blue economy and ensure a healthy future for our seas. Three finalists will be invited to present their business idea and vision for a blue economy during a special ocean changemakers session at the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit  in Halifax, Canada, in October 2022.

Deadline: 19th August

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