Published: 30.04.2024

Three Projects on Marine Research Funded

The Programme Committe for the Marine Research in the North Atlantic Ocean programme - MARiNAO - has granted 9.436.065 DKK for three new projects.

This is the third round of grants from the programme which is financed by the Danish Government to encourage collaborative research between Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

9 applications were submitted prior to the deadline on December 11, 2023. The Programme Committee appointed a panel of international experts to evaluate the quality of the projects.

The Programme Committee made the decision based on the evaluation and ranking by the expert panel and on the strategic priorities in the call text.

The funded projects of this round are:

DolphinUnit - Defining management units and genetic health of cetacean top predators in the Greenland-Iceland-Faroe-Scotland Ridge and beyond

Project Leader: Marie Louis, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Cooperation between Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, University of the Faroe Islands, and University of Copenhagen
Funding: 3.036.213 DKK

PHYTO-TRAITS - Morphological and nutritional traits of phytoplankton blooms in the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Ocean-Shelf systems of the North Atlantic

Project Leader: Ian Salter, Faroe Marine Research Institute
Cooperation between Faroe Marine Research Institute, University of the Faroe Islands, Firum, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, DTU Aqua, Finnish Environment Institute, and Research Institute for Water and the Environment (Norway).
Funding: 3.199.852 DKK

Si-4-Eco - Silicate – gyre dynamics: consequences for north Atlantic ecological productivity

Project Leader: Brian MacKenzie, DTU Aqua
Cooperation between DTU Aqua, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, and Faroe Marine Research Institute
Funding: 3.200.000 DKK