Call for proposals 2017 - Mapping and Assessing the state of Ecosystems and their Services in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories: establishing links and pooling resources ENV/2017/CFP/MAES-OR-OCT Closed!


The selected project shall:

  1. Explore and test the feasibility for mapping and assessing ecosystems and the services they provide in the EU's Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas  Countries and Territories (OCTs), i.e. producing a tangible contribution for the EU ‘Mapping and Assessing of Ecosystem Services’ (MAES) initiative, and demonstrate the feasibility and added value of a bottom-up approach, involving and empowering local actors. If successful, this project will allow testing and implementation of the MAES methodology in different regions of the world, providing methodologies and good practice guidelines and contributing to worldwide EU leadership in this area. As ORs and OCTs have important oceans areas, it is expected that the project will advance the mapping and assessing of marine ecosystems and their services. This includes open ocean, shelf, coastal waters and marine inlets and transitional waters.
  2. Involve policymakers, researchers and civil society in the development of methodologies for mapping and assessing the state of ecosystems and their services in ORs and OCTs. A coordinated and synergistic approach is advocated so as to turn the geographical, political and knowledge base fragmentation of these entities into assets, pooling resources and building robust participatory tools.


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • cooperation projects;
  • conferences, seminars;
  • training activities;
  • awareness and dissemination actions;
  • actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  • studies, analyses, mapping projects;
  • research activities.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 November 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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