Call for interdisciplinary projects CHECK

Aim: explore new ideas by welcoming external expertise

The mission of CHECK (Collaborative Hub for the Extension of Coastal Knowledge) is to generate new ideas, within DYNECO’s scope while promoting interdisciplinarity, and to answer questions of interest for coastal ecosystems. To fulfill its mission of interdisciplinary research, CHECK is launching a call for proposals to host individual researchers for a brief duration (one week to two months) in order to initiate collaborative projects.

The Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics research unit (DYNECO)is based in the Ifremer centre in Brest. It is composed of three teams:  DHYSED (Hydro-Sedimentary Dynamics), LEBCO ((Benthic Coastal Ecology) and PELAGOS (Pelagic Ecosystems). DHYSED is interested in the hydro-morpho-sedimentary functioning of the coastal zone, from estuaries to the continental shelf and in the associated processes and interactions with other ecosystem components. LEBCOaddresses the diversity and functioning of coastal marine ecosystems and in particular the responses of benthic species and communities to natural and anthropogenic pressures. The PELAGOS team focuses on biogeochemical fluxes, on phytoplankton community dynamics and more specifically on communities involving harmful algal species. 

The general objective of DYNECO is to study the response of coastal ecosystems to a number of anthropogenic and natural disturbances. The chosen approach is based on the analysis of physical, biogeochemical and ecological processes, and uses multidisciplinary methods based on experimentation, observation and modeling. Our results allow us to build indicators of the state of, and changes in, ecosystems linked to disturbances and to define evolutionary trajectories in the mid- to long-term according to different scenarios. We aim to contribute towards solutions within the scope of the United Nations Decade of the Oceans.

Project call terms:
  • Proposals are handled in the order they are received
  • Open invitation to tender within the scope of DYNECO
  • Maximum amount of 10k€

An example of collaboration within the CHECK


Who can apply ?

Any researcher or research assistant, including PhD students, in France or abroad.

What is the duration of the stay?

Anywhere between one week and two months.

Which expenses are covered?

Transportation costs (real costs), accommodation (at the Nelson Mandela International Residence in Brest - current rates  -, catering costs (fixed daily rate of €30.50) and operating costs (upper limit of €2,000) may be covered.

Accommodation in another establishment may be reimbursed, on presentation of written proof, up to a limit of €2,000 per month, including all real costs (food, accommodation, transportation).

How to apply

Download the application form in .doc format. Send it to , with your CV. Visiting researchers are those whose projects will be approved by a scientific committee.