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MARES Consortium Agreement:


The MARES Consortium Agreement is a multilateral contract between all the MARES partners regulating all of our rights and duties and describing the practical arrangements and implementations of the MARES Programme (management structures, contractual arrangements, etcetera).

You can download it as one big file including annexes via this link (warning, it's a 30 MB pdf file).
Or you can click on one of its various chapters through this list below:

MARES-EU Consortium Agreement (without annexes)
  Annex 1: FPA (Framework Partnership Agreement)
  Annex 2: DCA (Doctoral Candidate Agreement) 
  Annex 3: List Associated Members
  Annex 4: List Contracts
  Annex 5: List Contact Persons & Board Members
  Annex 6: Joint Doctoral Training Programme – Practical Procedures
  Annex 7: Doctoral Programme – Practical Procedures
  Annex 8: QAS (Quality Assurance Scheme)
  Annex 9: Model Certificate - Joint Doctoral Training Programme
  Annex 10: Guidelines for the Call for Doctorate Subject proposals
  Annex 11: Overview Application Form Elements
  Annex 12: MARES Standardized Supervision Guidelines
  Annex 13: Appeal Form
  Annex 14: Enrolment Procedures Universities
  Annex 15: Template Secondment Agreement
  Annex 16: Budget Table  

 


Photos and other audio-visual material


Fifth MARES Annual Meeting, Olhão, Portugal, 2016

The fifth MARES Annual Meeting took place from February 1st until February 5th 2016 which took take place together with the Second International MARES Conference. The first two days our PhD researchers participated in the fullday high level training workshops on Effective Outreach and Research Tools. The following three days were filled with scienific sessions on topis as Future Oceans, Natural Resources, Biodiversity Effects, Biological Invasions and Habitat Loss & Osean Noise.

Both our Third, Fourth and Fifth Edition were present, 11 PhD students in total, as also 12 board members.


Fourth MARES Annual Meeting, Ispra, Italy, 2015

The Fourth MARES Annual Meeting was organized Ispra, Italy from February 2nd to February 6th 2015 in close cooperation with Pavia University. A full week from Monday morning to Friday evening with meetings, trainings, presentations, excursions and of course a lot of informal moments and events where both the MARES Coordinators, researchers and board members had the opportunity to meet each other. 

Both our Second, Third and Fourth Edition researchers were present, 20 PhD students in total; as well as about 12 board members. 


Group Photo Ispra

From Monday to Wednesday a training course was taught by Franco Del Vechio and Giuseppe Pugliese on “Project Management Skills”. 
On Tuesday evening and on Thursday a full day of presentations was organised where the newer (Edition 3) students were able to explain their plans for the coming 3 years and the more senior researchers could explain their progress so far and plans for the future.
On Friday an excursion was organized to the CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) in the morning, and a trip to the islands on the Lago Maggiore. 



Third MARES Annual Meeting, Palanga, Lithuania, 2014

The Third MARES Annual Meeting took place from February 3rd to February 7th 2014 in Palanga, Lithuania, close nearby our Full Partner Klaipeda University. We had a full week from Monday morning to Friday evening with meetings, trainings, presentations, excursions and of course a lot of informal moments and events where both the MARES Coordinators, researchers and board members had the opportunity to meet each other. 

Both our First, Second and Third Edition researchers were present, 24 PhD students in total; as well as about 12 board members. 


On Monday and Tuesday a training course was taught by Alun Lewis on “Scientific Communication for Public Debate”. 
On Wednesday a full day of presentations was organised where the newer (Edition 3) students were able to explain their plans for the coming 3 years. Other students were directly involved with asking questions and sharing useful experiences. 
On Thursday there was a training by Andris Andrusaitis on “Scientific Communication for Stakeholders”.
 

 

Second MARES Annual Meeting, Faro, February 2013

 

Between February 4th and February 8th 2013, the Second MARES Annual Meeting took place in Faro, Portugal.We had a full week from Monday morning to Friday evening with meetings, trainings, excursions and of course a lot of informal moments and events where both the MARES Coordinators, researchers and board members had the opportunity to meet each other. 

Both our First and Second Edition researchers were present, 18 PhD students in total; as well as about 12 board members. 

 

 

On Monday morning, the bus took us from our hotel at Praia de Faro to the Algarve University Campus de Gambelas. The MARES Coordinator – Tim Deprez – took the opportunity to explain the MARES Programme. After the opening session we asked the students to set up small work groups to receive their input and perspective on the training component of MARES. The MARES Secretariat compiled those ideas in order to discuss these at the MARES Management Board (on Thursday). 

At noon, everyone lunched together at the University’s VIP Restaurant, something that was repeated throughout the whole week. 

Monday afternoon the first training session on Scientific Writing took place. This was continued with a full day of training on Tuesday February 5th. At the same time, the MARES Scientific Board had its meeting where decisions were made on the awarding of the 3rd Edition Erasmus Mundus scholarships. 

On Wednesday a full day of presentations was organized. All of the First Edition candidates gave a presentation on their research and their progress in the morning. The Second Edition candidates detailed their plans for research in the afternoon. 

After that eventful day an official dinner was organized in Restaurante Dos Santos, giving again the opportunity for all researchers and board members to socialize and network. 

On Thursday February 7th, another training was organized for the MARES researchers, this time on the topic of “Entrepreneurship”. At the same time, the Management Board members held their meeting and discussed some of the more practical aspects and future plans of the MARES programme. 

On Friday morning the last session of the training in Entrepreneurship took place. In the afternoon we organized an excursion to the Ria Formosa lagoon, which proved to be an excellent venue for our MARES Researchers who have their scientific focus on the anthropogenic impact on marine environments. 



First MARES Annual Meeting, Ghent, February 2012

During this week the starting researchers in the MARES programme met for the first time at the First MARES Annual meeting and were offered a wide range of activities:

  • an intensive transferable skill training ‘Speaking in groups’ provided by a professional actor,
  • meetings with the scientific and management board members,
  • a visit to the Flanders Marine Insitute (VLIZ) in Ostend,
  • a visit to the European Commission with the opportunity to talk with policy makers on issues such as fisheries management, climate change, etc. 
  • on Monday and Wednesday evening science cafés were scheduled: discussions about ongoing science in a cozy atmosphere.

On Tuesday February 7 the new doctoral researchers for the cohort 2012 were selected. On Wednesday the MARES research and training initiatives are planned during the management board.
 

 


First Board Meetings, Paris, February 2011

On Thursday 10 & Friday 11 February 2011, the MARES Network met in Paris, France. There was a Management Board Meeting discussing practicalities such as the consortium agreement and there was  a Scientific Board meeting that held a Selection Meeting.

People in the picture from left to right: Adelino Canario, Tim Deprez, Dario Savini, Magda Vincx, Murray Brown, Laura Airoldi, Jean-Marc Guarini, Wolowicz Maciej, Angel Borja, Pieter Blondeel




Kick-off September, Ghent, September 2010

On 20 and 21 September 2010 the MARES network assembled in Ghent for a meeting discussion on a whole series of practicalities for getting the programme operational. Procedures for selection of proposals, candidates were agreed, all management structures were installed.
 

Back: Michael Carroll , Tim Deprez , Murray Brown , Jean-Marc Guarini, Maciej Wolowicz, Pedro Guerreiro, Ian OConnor, Sergej Olenin, Dario Savini, Chiara Lombardi
Front: Jan Mees, Céline Allewaert, Laura Airoldi, Magda Vincx, Antonios Magoulas, Jennifer Guarini, Rk Officer



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