SEVERAL JPI OCEANS MEMBER COUNTRIES LAUNCHED A JOINT CALL FOR PREPROPOSALS TO STUDY THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SEABED MINING
This call is being conducted as a follow-up of the Joint Action under the framework of JPI Oceans. It calls for cruise proposals for the RV SONNE in early 2019 in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ), subequatorial eastern Pacific.
Applicants are requested to submit a preproposal by November 1, using the submission platform on the left-hand navigation. The respective coordinators of such preproposals will need to register themselves and their project partners on this platform. Preproposals will need to be submitted using the application form provided.
In order to support the formation of consortia, a virtual brokerage space has been set-up on this website. Applicants are encouraged to post offers and requests for cooperation.
Submission of pre-proposals started on August 1, 2017 and closes on November 1, 2017. Projects are expected to start from July 1, 2018. Each application for a joint project must involve researchers from at least three funding partner countries.
Several funding organisations have declared their interest in participation:
Associated partners with in-kind contributions include:
Applicants are invited to contact their national funding partners for more information.
Focus of the Call
Proposals should address the topics outlined in the call text, which can be found on the left-hand navigation. Some important topics will include:
Proposals should be linked to an industrial field trial / demonstration project of mining equipment in the deep sea.