EurOcean is the European broker of ocean science and technology. Founded in 2002, EurOcean (the European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology) is an independent, non-profit, scientific organisation. EurOcean aims to support European marine science and technology advances by fostering information exchange, cooperation and collaboration among its members, the ocean community and society.
EurOcean main areas of expertise are information management, knowledge transfer, science communication, ocean literacy, public engagement, policy support, research infrastructures and funding programmes. EurOcean experience comprises the management of public databases, organization of events, dissemination of information, participation on research projects and provision of services to its members and to external organizations.
EurOcean has two types of members. Full members are public or non-profit European marine research, innovation and entrepreneurship, funding and outreach organisations. Cooperating members are organisations with a regional or global reach, involved in activities complementary to those of EurOcean.
Full Members are in 10 European countries and have outstanding expertise, technology and experience. They count with reputed experts in many key fields such as Biodiversity, Aquaculture, Renewable Energies and Climate Change, among others. Their technology comprises 135 marine research infrastructures. Their experience includes participation, over the last decade, in over 250 projects of the European Commission Research Framework Programmes.
Full Members research interests vary over time. Presently, they are highly committed in topics such as Blue Biotechnology, Plastics and Noise Pollution, Sensors and Sensing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Circular Economy, Autonomous Vehicles, Youth Engagement and many others.
‘AANChOR – All Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation‘ H2020-BG- 2018-2020/H2020-BG-2018-1 / 818395″ is a project funded by the European Commission in which EurOcean leads Dissemination and Communication activities. The main ambition of AANChOR is to promote the implementation of the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship initiative and the Belém Statement, signed by the EU, Brazil and South Africa in 2017, to upscale research and innovation cooperation within the Atlantic basin, from Antarctica to the Arctic. AANChOR provides a framework to identify and contribute to the implementation of concrete long-term collaborative activities, reinforcing international cooperation between Europe and tropical and South Atlantic countries and connecting with the challenges and research needs of the North Atlantic Ocean. AANChOR is responsible for launching a multi-stakeholder platform to identify collaborative activities, building on national and international ongoing initiatives such as the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and addressing activities aimed at reinforcing capacity building, promoting academia-industry knowledge transfer for an enhanced ocean innovation, developing common standards, enhancing citizen awareness and ocean literacy and converging and aligning R&I infrastructure initiatives.
EurOcean is presently looking for a Science Communication Officer to strengthen our position in AANChOR, as follows:
- Perform the tasks committed in the scope of the project,
- Define, support, and validate the work of various service providers,
- Report on the work performed,
- Carry out all activities in a timely manner and with high quality.
- Develop and follow 3-month communication plan,
- Update the project website with news and events,
- Ensure necessary maintenance of the website,
- Update the database of initiatives regularly,
- Implement the project’s social media campaign, including the creation and update of content for social media,
- Promote the project results, events, and activities,
- Produce an updated video about the project achievements,
- Develop project Newsletter and the All-Atlantic Projects Newsletter,
- Accompany and multiply communications from sister initiatives,
- Develop technical reports,
- Support other members of the consortium in the development of dissemination materials, social media, and other promotion of their actions,
- Support communication management and promotion of the 10th anniversary of the Galway Statement in Galway, Ireland, July 2023,
- Participate in project meetings.
Eligibility and selection criteria
- Degree (minimum 3 years) in a relevant field,
- Good understanding of social media,
- Excellent critical thinking skills,
- Good time management and organizational skills,
- Excellent interpersonal skills,
- Excellent communication and writing skills,
- Excellent command of English,
- Good judgment and an ability to solve problems quickly and effectively,
- Proficient in office software (e.g. Microsoft Office 365), social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify),
- Citizen of a European Union country.
- Experience with European stakeholders of ocean science and technology,
- Experience with the European media,
- Experience in EC project delivery,
- Experience in the delivery of science communication services,
- Experience in project management,
- Experience with digital marketing tools (Mailchimp),
- Experience with website back-office tools.
- The position will be filled as soon as possible.
- The position is offered for a fixed period of five months.
- The position can be full-time or part-time regime.
- The work is to be performed in Lisbon and the job may involve travel, mainly in Europe.
- The gross monthly salary will be proposed based on relevant experience demonstrated and work regime, and will be subject to statutory deductions and contributions, according to Portuguese law.
Submission of applications
- Interested candidates should enroll in EurOcean’s Pool of Experts before Monday 13th March. (Find all the information here)
- The Selection Committee will pick the most relevant profiles from the Pool of Experts for interview.
To find out more about EurOcean, please visit our website and see our latest annual report.