VOTO Support

What is VOTO Support?
Voice of the Ocean supports scientific research projects through a variety of means; infrastructure support for fieldwork, development of methodology, or even support with data management and distribution.

We primarily aim to support initiatives that focus on the Baltic Sea, especially when the project involves our marine infrastructure (vessels and gliders), however, we are open to discussions about more international projects.

One of the biggest obstacles for individual researchers, or small groups, is access to and use of appropriate research infrastructure. We offer bespoke project support, all the way through from developing methodology to data provision, using our existing assets, at no cost to the researcher. We also provide an expert operations team to help develop the safest methodology to create a successful project.

How to apply

The process of an application for a VOTO Support project consists of three stages.

  1. The first draft of the project proposal is sent to VOTO in good time before the VOTO Support deadline.
  2. VOTO will arrange a meeting to discuss the suggested project and if any changes need to be added to the proposal due to technical or logistical issues.
  3. Send in the final application before the deadline.

Application process

VOTO Support projects are selected through a decision making process involving both our internal experts and our independent scientific advisory board. The application deadlines will be twice yearly.

Round 1 – 2024

Deadline for applications: 1 February
Decision meeting: TBA
Decisions published: TBA

Round 2 – 2024

Deadline for applications: 1 September
Decision meeting: TBA
Decisions published: TBA

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