JPI Oceans Joint Call: Changing Marine Lightscapes

JPI Oceans Joint Call: Changing Marine Lightscapes

JPI Oceans Joint Call: Changing Marine Lightscapes 1000 1500 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

JPI Oceans – Belgium

The JPI Oceans joint call on Changing Marine Lightscapes, with the two sub-topics Coastal Darkening and marine Artificial Light at Night (ALAN), addresses an emerging and under-studied aspect of environmental change with potential relevance for ocean health, marine pollution, biodiversity loss, and, ultimately, maritime spatial planning.

Light is fundamental for all life. Marine organisms have evolved in adaptation to natural light conditions, in terms of the amount (intensity), the colours (spectral composition) and the natural cycles (periodicity) of light. Over the last century, however, marine lightscapes in the world’s oceans and coastal regions have fundamental changed.

The projects funded through the call are expected to generate transversal knowledge to better understand the impacts changes in light have on the marine environment, its biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and for providing ecosystem services. The projects should also suggest mitigating measures.

Start Date: 31/03/2024
End Date: 02/01/2028

Lead Contact: Frode Fjeldavli (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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