VELUX FONDEN wishes to contribute to a healthy marine environment. A healthy marine environment that can withstand climate change.
The Danish marine environment is under pressure from several quarters, and ambitious actions are therefore needed to achieve a sea in balance.
We prioritise research projects and partnerships that contribute to limiting pollution of the marine environment and reduce the factors that negatively impact the Danish sea.
We support projects with a budget of more than DKK 500,000 within the following three strategic themes:
The focus of the marine restoration action area is nature restoration aimed at restoring degraded ecosystems, in particular areas with the greatest potential to absorb and store carbon and to prevent and reduce the impacts of natural disasters. The need for strengthened action is all the more acute as global warming is aggravating the loss of biodiversity in marine and coastal ecosystems.
Please note: We prioritize projects that aim to create innovative solutions.
VELUX FONDEN collaborates with Center for Marin Naturgenopretning (Centre for Marine Nature Restoration), which will evaluate all applications received for reconstruction of the sea and coastal areas
Under this action area, there will be focus on the factors that negatively impact the marine ecosystem, including untreated wastewater, nutrients, marine waste and plastic pollution as well as impacts from shipping, including underwater noise.
To ensure a reduction in greenhouse gases of 70% by 2030, marine carbon storage has been addressed as a possible solution that will contribute to a 70% reduction. There is a need to identify possible risks of using CCS at sea. The Foundation will be able to support new research initiatives aimed at the environmental consequences of carbon storage.
The application process
Before writing an application, you must:
- Fill in our inquiry form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org before 22 January 2024, 12 PM.
- Relevant projects will be invited to submit an application on the basis of the contact form.
- We do not support commerciel projects or projects within fishing.
Deadline for applications is 5 February 2024, 12 PM.
Partnerships and working groups
VELUX FONDEN has entered into a partnership with IOC-UNESCO (the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) to promote the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.
The Decade campaign is in-line with VELUX FONDEN’s focus on Denmark's marine environment within the foundation's Environment grant area.