• Our Shared Ocean
  • Our Shared Ocean

Building partnerships
With Small Island
Developing States

A funding initiative by the Government of Ireland
Irish Aid
Marine Institute
The Our Shared Ocean Podcast - arrives May 24th

Our Shared Ocean

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a distinct group of nations that face unique social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities and are home to around 50 million people.

Ireland recognises our fellow islanders are on the front line of the impact of climate change and vulnerable to sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

Our Shared Ocean will support research, knowledge exchange and capacity building in partnership with Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The programme is funded through Irish Aid, Irelands’ programme for overseas development, and is managed by the Marine Institute.

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  • The flag of Timor-Leste
  • The flag of Suriname
  • The flag of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • The flag of St. Lucia
  • The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis
  • The flag of Solomon Islands
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  • The flag of Singapore
  • The flag of Seychelles
  • The flag of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • The flag of Samoa
  • The flag of Puerto Rico
  • The flag of Papua New Guinea
  • The flag of Palau
  • The flag of Niue
  • The flag of New Caledonia
  • The flag of Montserrat
  • The flag of Mauritius
  • The flag of Martinique
  • The flag of Marshall Islands
  • The flag of Maldives
  • The flag of Kiribati
  • The flag of Jamaica
  • The flag of Haiti
  • The flag of Guyana
  • The flag of Guinea-Bissau
  • The flag of Guadeloupe
  • The flag of Grenada
  • The flag of French Polynesia
  • The flag of Fiji
  • The flag of Federated States of Micronesia
  • The flag of Dominican Republic
  • The flag of Curaçao
  • The flag of Cook Islands
  • The flag of Comoros
  • The flag of Commonwealth of Northern Marianas
  • The flag of Cayman Islands
  • The flag of British Virgin Islands
  • The flag of Bermuda
  • The flag of Aruba
  • The flag of American Samoa
  • The flag of Anguilla
  • The flag of Cabo Verde
  • The flag of Nauru
  • The flag of Dominica
  • The flag of Cuba
  • The flag of Belize
  • The flag of Antigua and Barbuda
  • The flag of Bahamas
  • The flag of Barbados
  • The flag of Guam
  • The flag of Vanuatu
  • The flag of US Virgin Islands
  • The flag of Tuvalu
  • The flag of Turks and Caicos Islands
  • The flag of Trinidad and Tobago
  • The flag of Tonga
  • The flag of Timor-Leste
  • The flag of Suriname
  • The flag of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • The flag of St. Lucia
  • The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis
  • The flag of Solomon Islands
  • The flag of Sint Maarten
  • The flag of Singapore
  • The flag of Seychelles
  • The flag of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • The flag of Samoa
  • The flag of Puerto Rico
  • The flag of Papua New Guinea
  • The flag of Palau
  • The flag of Niue
  • The flag of New Caledonia
  • The flag of Montserrat
  • The flag of Mauritius
  • The flag of Martinique
  • The flag of Marshall Islands
  • The flag of Maldives
  • The flag of Kiribati
  • The flag of Jamaica
  • The flag of Haiti
  • The flag of Guyana
  • The flag of Guinea-Bissau
  • The flag of Guadeloupe
  • The flag of Grenada
  • The flag of French Polynesia
  • The flag of Fiji
  • The flag of Federated States of Micronesia
  • The flag of Dominican Republic
  • The flag of Curaçao
  • The flag of Cook Islands
  • The flag of Comoros
  • The flag of Commonwealth of Northern Marianas
  • The flag of Cayman Islands
  • The flag of British Virgin Islands
  • The flag of Bermuda
  • The flag of Aruba
  • The flag of American Samoa
  • The flag of Anguilla
  • The flag of Cabo Verde
  • The flag of Nauru
  • The flag of Dominica
  • The flag of Cuba
  • The flag of Belize
  • The flag of Antigua and Barbuda
  • The flag of Bahamas
  • The flag of Barbados

The SIDS

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Small Island Developing States

14

Ongoing Projects, Masters & Fellowships

22

Mobility & Travel Awards

Latest Projects

Oceans & Climate
A new Tropical cyclone Ocean-Coupled Potential Intensity Model for West Indies (TOPIM)
  • Jamaica / Caribbean Islands
  • Bermuda / Caribbean Islands

A new Tropical cyclone Ocean-Coupled Potential Intensity Model for West Indies (TOPIM)

Marine Policy & Governance
An investigation into the bioactivity and carbon sink potential of beach-cast Sargassum in Jamaican coastal waters
  • Jamaica / Caribbean Islands

An investigation into the bioactivity and carbon sink potential of beach-cast Sargassum in Jamaican coastal waters

Sustainable Blue Economy
Seagrass mapping to assess natural stocks of blue carbon (SEAMANS Carbon)
  • Belize / Caribbean Islands

Seagrass mapping to assess natural stocks of blue carbon (SEAMANS Carbon)

Our Calls

Open
Mobility & Travel Grants

Mobility & Travel Grants

Attend international conferences, workshops, training courses.

Closed
Masters Scholarships

Masters Scholarships

Taught or Research Masters Scholarships hosted by Irish & SIDS institutions.

Closed
Project Awards

Project Awards

Flexibility to shape the size and scope of your project ideas

Explore More

Our Shared Ocean builds research partnership between Ireland and Grenada
  • Journal / March 22, 2024

Our Shared Ocean builds research partnership between Ireland and Grenada

Irelands’ Second Strategy for Partnership with SIDS launched at COP28
  • Press / December 8, 2023

Irelands’ Second Strategy for Partnership with SIDS launched at COP28

Ocean Decade Endorsement
  • Journal / January 31, 2024

Ocean Decade Endorsement

2023 Funding Calls Launched
  • Press / May 29, 2023

2023 Funding Calls Launched

Stories of lived Experience from the Islands

The Our Shared Ocean Podcast

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