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Call for project funding applications to the Nordic Working Group for Oceans and Coastal Areas

25.03.19 | Fjármögnunarmöguleiki
The Nordic Working Group for Oceans and Coastal Areas (NHK) funds projects that improve the marine and coastal environment as per the Programme for Nordic Co-operation on the Environment and Climate 2019–2024. The Group will prioritise proposals that cover the themes listed below. The deadline for applications is 4 June 2019 (for funding in 2020).


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Between DKK 200,000 and DKK 400,000

NHK focuses on developing a basis for Nordic initiatives to improve the marine and coastal environment. At least three Nordic countries must take part in the project, which must have a clear benefit to the Nordic Region. If a project involves the Baltic states, one of the three Nordic countries may be replaced by a Baltic partner. It is important that applications are in line with NHK’s priorities and themes for 2020. Successful projects will normally publish a final report as part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ publication series.

Prioriterade teman för 2020

  1. Plastics/microplastics in marine mammals and other marine species in Nordic waters
  2. Fishing equipment – gathering in used or abandoned fishing gear and processing and reusing it via recycling or generating power
  3. Ecosystem management – working together to make the management of Nordic biological resources sustainable and based on ecosystem services
  4. Cumulative co-operation/impact on biology based on a range of factors (environmental toxins, salinity, temperature and pH) caused by climate change and higher concentrations of CO2 and in order to increase knowledge of the effects on biodiversity of climate change and various climate measures
  5. Blue sustainable growth/new marine businesses for a changing climate in Nordic waters
  6. Working together to curb the spread of invasive alien species by using a Nordic system for eDNA testing of ballast water
  7. Development of automatic online environmental monitoring of values such as salinity and temperature and making the data accessible
  8. Compiling/communicating new knowledge about oil spill management, e.g. as per the Copenhagen agreement.

How applications are assessed

Funding applications are assessed on the basis of:

  • Relevance and Nordic synergy
  • Innovation within the scope of the themes for 2020
  • Quality of the project description and experience
  • Communication plan for the results generated.

Project managers should clearly articulate their objectives and the problems they intend to study, specify how the project will be organised and draw up a budget to show that the project can be completed within the proposed time frame. The implementation process must be described, including the methods and networks the applicants intend to use. Relevant target groups for each proposed result must provide input into and affect processes/negotiations and be clearly identified in the application along with the communication channels the project intends to use to reach them. Applications should also be relevant to at least three Nordic nations and/or the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland, and provide a boost to the work of the Nordic Region in international forums and negotiations.

Deliveries that must be described in the application include interim reports, the final report and a publication, which will normally be part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ publication series. The number of working hours, fees for experts expected to take part in the project, publication costs and any other expenses incurred must be included in the budget. Co-funding from multiple working groups and sectors, as well as from other funding sources, is encouraged.

Minimum and maximum amounts

The normal range is DXKK 200,000 to DKK 400,000.

Important documents

Applications must be submitted to: