Impact of the Covid-19 crisis on marine Early Career Researchers

08 Oct 2020
08 Oct 2020

The EuroMarine early career researcher group OYSTER (Orienting Young Scientists of EuroMarine*) is currently conducting a survey to gain insight into some personal and professional impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on marine Early Career Researchers (ECRs).  
For the purpose of this survey, marine ECRs are defined as: PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, research assistants or those within 5 years of completing their PhD.  Respondents must be currently residing in Europe and/or working in a European institute or university, or within a non-European institute or university that is a current EuroMarine member organisation (Ma-Re is an invited member). 

With this survey, we aim to capture some of the short- and long-term changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about for marine ECRs and to help raise awareness about some of the consequences of these changes. Ultimately, the group hopes that such insights may be used by marine research institutes and universities to help ECRs navigate their careers successfully through this pandemic. 
The survey is open for responses until the 31st of October 2020 and can be accessed by clicking HERE (should take 15-20 mins to complete).
If you have further questions about the survey, or would like to be kept up to date with the results, please send an email to

The Survey Working Group Representatives:
Eleanor Ford
Amanda Schadeberg
Dr Louise Gammage
Dr Alina Wieczorek
Dr Stefania Piarulli
on behalf of the whole OYSTER Team 
Within EuroMarine Network