Pre-announcement: JPI Climate & JPI Oceans Joint Transnational Call on Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans

This call on next-generation climate science is expected to make available up to 7.9 million EUR by partner organisations from eight countries around Europe and is expected to open in February 2019.

This announcement is preliminary, specific details might change.

Europe already makes substantial contributions at a national level to the IPCC and the World Climate Research Programme. However, addressing the grand challenges of climate science requires stronger and immediate transnational action to strengthen climate knowledge and enable informed societal transformation to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This Joint Call proposes to focus on oceans and climate, using observations and Earth system models in order to address the following topics:

  • Strengthening our understanding of climate variability and extremes resulting from the interactions with the oceans such as extratropical and tropical cyclones, and how they are affected by climate change on a range of time scales.
  • Improving the representation of air-sea interactions, physical and biogeochemical ocean processes in Earth System Models to better represent small-scale non-linear processes as well as water, energy and carbon cycles. Model-data analyses using innovative approaches will be welcome.
  • Improving estimates of climate change induced modifications of ocean physics and ocean chemistry, associated with biogeochemical cycles, including ocean acidification and carbon sequestration.

This joint call between JPI Climate and JPI Oceans proposes to mobilize funding organizations for transnational added values on climate sciences with a special focus on oceans and climate interactions. Only a strong collaboration and cohesion between the countries will lead to European leader-ship in the next IPCC assessments and science contribution required by UNFCCC, which will then trigger a new wave of Climate Services innovation for next decade. Therefore, this joint call aims at funding at most two major projects for each theme encompassing as much as possible all countries participating to the call. Focusing on oceans will shed new light on the stressors impacting on marine life and consequently on marine bio-economy. The joint call will also help inform adaptation policy by bringing key knowledge to increase resilience and adaptation measures for vulnerable areas, especially in coastal and low island areas.

Who can apply?

The Joint Call will be supported by the following organisations:

  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France
  • Belgian Science Policy office (BELSPO)
  • German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Marine Institute (MI), Ireland
  • Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), Italy
  • Norges forskningsrad (RCN), Norway
  • Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), Iceland
  • Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal

Please be aware that further organizations could be included before the opening of the call

Application procedure

The call will be funded with up to 7.9 M€ by Partner Organisations. Funding of participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding organisations, in accordance with their national eligibility conditions. Consortia should be comprised of a minimum of three partners from three different participating countries. The application process is a one-stage submission process.

Anticipated time schedule

Call openingFebruary 2019
Full proposal deadlineJune 2019
Funding decision announcedOctober 2019
Start of projectsJanuary 2020

The call text will soon be available on &

JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Tuesday 11 December 2018