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SEA-UNICORN contributes towards the organization of conferences or meetings on MFC as well as promoting the activities of its network at big international events. 

Upcoming events organized

Dissemination grants

SEA-UNICORN can fund two types of dissemination grants


ITC Conference Grants

These grants are exclusively reserved for Young Researcher and Innovators (YRI, <40 years old) with a primary affiliation in an institution located in an ITC or a NNC participating in the Action. The applicant shall make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and shall be listed in the official event/conference program. The main subject of the oral presentation / poster presentation / speech shall be on the topic of the Action and shall acknowledge COST. 

Dissemination Meeting Grants

For each Grant Period, a maximum of two members of the Action's Management Committee are eligible to be reimbursed for their attendance at approved Dissemination meetings. All eligible Action Participants shall make an oral presentation at the conference in question and shall be listed as a speaker in the official event/conference program.


The collection and evaluation of applications for both grants are made on a rolling basis, with the help of the Grant Awarding Committee. Rules for applying can be found here.


Grant Awarding Coordinator


Filip Volckaert 

KU Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

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Organized conferences/events

Past recipients for Dissemination Grants

There are no Dissemination Meeting Grants yet. 

They will appear here when funded. 


Audrey Darnaude, France (Chair, MC member)


World Fisheries Congress 2021 (September 20-24th, 2021, live from Adelaide-Australia)


Advancing concepts and methods in marine connectivity research to strengthen resource management frameworks: the SEA-UNICORN COST Action.


Angel Perez-Ruzafa, Spain (MC member)


ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences Meeting (June 22-27th, 2021 - online)


Would maximizing marine functional connectivity really improve biodiversity conservation in the ocean?