Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 17 Issue 04

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Volume 17, No. 4
Pages 156 - 165

EUROpean Deep Ocean Margins (EuroDOM): A New Training-Through-Research Frontier

Ben De Mol Veerle HuvenneStefan Bünz Tiago AlvesMiquel Canals Vikki Gunn
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A critical component of ongoing ocean margin research in Europe is the involvement of young researchers, many of whom will eventually build careers in this field. As part of the European Commission’s various Framework Programmes, a number of schemes provide opportunities and funding for young researchers to contribute to European ocean margin research. Within the current Framework Five (FP5) Programme (1998-2002, but ongoing until 2006), the Improving Human Research Potential and the Socio-Economic Base Programme (also commonly known as the Human Potential Programme) was initiated to support training and mobility of researchers from virtually all scientific fields throughout Europe. Under this Human Potential Programme, opportunities for young researchers are channelled through two schemes: (1) the Marie Curie Fellowships, which are awarded to outstanding individual pre- and post-doctoral researchers; and (2) Marie Curie Research Training Networks (RTNs), which involve teams of researchers.


De Mol, B., V. Huvenne, S. Bünz, T. Alves, M. Canals, and V. Gunn. 2004. EUROpean Deep Ocean Margins (EuroDOM): A new training-through-research frontier. Oceanography 17(4):156–165, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.12.