We are happy to announce that there are several grants available (more than 50 000 euro !!!) to help support your participation at the upcoming IPFC Tahiti, October 2017 (https://ipfc10.criobe.pf/). Applications must be submitted before 30 June 2017. Results will be announced on 4th July 2017.
Characterised by its geographic isolation and its vast expanse of small islands and atolls, French Polynesia is a perfect case study for what similar island nations from around the Indo-Pacific are currently facing with respect to local and global change. More than 270 000 people live in French Polynesia and they depend on fish for food and for their livelihoods. French Polynesia has traditionally been a gathering place for representatives from around the Indo-Pacific to discuss important, timely topics affecting collective marine resources. Today, this tradition continues. Building on discussions and decisions made at the 2015 COP21 conference in Paris, we must continue to work together to discuss how we can further our understanding and our strategies to ensure the long-term health of Indo-Pacific Fish resources in the face of global change. To support this effort, we have different grants available, each with their own specific rules and requirements. Depending on the number and the quality of applicants, each grant could include one of the following three options: 1/ flight, accommodation and registration fees; 2/ accommodation and registration fees; or 3/ only registration fees.
Please click the following links for details concerning each of the grants
Grant 1: Improve stewardship and human well-being of communal resources in coral reef social-ecological systems: Linking hybrid governance and social-ecological resilience in a changing world
Grant 2: Sustainable use of fish for animal-based ecotourism in the Indo-Pacific: How to reinforce mutual benefits?
Grant 3: Ciguatera fish poisoning in the Indo-Pacific region: incidence, toxin dynamics, impacts on socio-ecosystems, and risk management
Grant 4: This grant is open to those with a focus on life histories of marine, diadromous and freshwater fish in the Indian Ocean
Grant 5: Women in Marine Sciences in the Indo-Pacific
Grant 6: High CO2 effects on fishes
Grant 7: Free accommodation for students
Grant 8: Oceania Chondrichthyan Society grant