JPI Oceans is aiming to promote European and transatlantic research cooperation on the issue, and contribute to the Regional Seas Conventions, to the implementation of the Belém Statement as well as G7, G20 and UN aims of reducing (micro-) plastic pollution in the ocean.

This call comprises four main themes:

1. Identification, characterisation and quantification of the major microplastic sources, especially mechanisms and time scales of macroplastic fragmentation

2. New sampling and analytical methodologies - focusing on the smaller (nano-)particles and in situ measurement methods for all matrices (water, sediment, biota)

3. Monitoring and mapping of microplastics in the marine environment including its effects on the marine environment

4. Concepts to reduce inputs of plastics into the marine environment including through new recycling methods, raising public awareness, promoting behavioural change, socio-economic analyses

Please note that not all countries fund all four themes. We therefore strongly encourage you to take a close look at the national funding guidelines before drafting your proposal.


A total amount of up to € 9.2 million has been blocked by the Funding Partners. Each participant in a funded consortium will be funded by his or her national partner organisation. For this call funding partners from Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden have allocated funding. In addition, researchers based in other countries are able to participate with their own resources.

Proposals need to involve eligible research partners from at least three participating countries. Projects will be funded for up to 36 months. The maximum requested funding per proposal is € 2,000,000.


Deadline: 28.02.2019, 11:00

De 14.12.2018 a 28.02.2019 | 11:00