Grants may be awarded to the types of projects outlined below:
•projects that contribute to the formation of a new international order of the seas by promoting mutual understanding and multilateral cooperation on ocean issues;
•international capacity and network building projects that promote cooperation among ocean experts;
•projects that foster sustainable regional development through multilateral cooperation;
•projects that promote public understanding and appreciation of the ocean through international activities;
•other original and innovative international projects related to the ocean.
Regional or international non-profit organisations, including educational and research institutions, worldwide excluding Japan may apply.
Projects generally have a duration up to five years.