Professor Mário Ruivo Prize



EurOcean has extended the deadline to register for the Professor Mário Ruivo Prize to 31st March 2016. School children from 11-16 years old throughout Europe are invited to present a proposal for a study, experiment or project that supports the Blue Society Theme: “Your Ocean, Your Future” (see

The theme of the Professor Mário Ruivo Prize 2016 focusses on practical actions that can improve how humans interact with the ocean and is intended to raise public awareness on the importance of the Ocean and Ocean-related services to humankind.

Entrants can be groups of school-aged children (11-16 years) who are mentored either through a school setting or through another social outlet, club, workshop, etc.

The top ten ideas from each country will be selected to go before the jury, and from these, three teams will be funded to carry out their project. The best of the three teams will be awarded a money prize. You will find more information about the competition along with dissemination materials in different languages here:

Through a series of stages, entrants will be invited to Envision their project, make a Plan of action, and Sell their idea to the adjudicating panel. Finally, three teams will be selected as finalists who will receive funding to Do their project. 

To participate you must register your team before the 31st March deadline and convince the jury why your project should be selected as one of the top ten to represent your country. Simply complete the online form at

EurOcean will follow the process online and through social media, and the team that is most successful in realizing their plan will be awarded the Professor Mário Ruivo Prize.

For more details visit:

The Marine Institute has been a member of EurOcean since 2004.