Published 05.10.2016 - Updated 19.10.2016

Call for bids to host 2019 IMBER Open Science Conference

IMBER plans to hold its second Open Science Conference (OSC) in 2019 and is requesting proposals to host the OSC.  We anticipate that between 250 and 500 people will attend. Bids should be submitted by 1 April 2017 and should include information given in this article.

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Published 22.09.2016 - Updated 28.09.2016

ESSAS 3rd International Open Science Meeting

Moving in, out and across the subarctic and Arctic marine ecosystems: shifting boundaries of water, ice, flora, fauna, people and institutions

ESSAS (Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas) will hold its 3rd Open Science Meeting 11-15 June 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø, Norway. As workshops will be held on 11 June (either three full day workshops, or more if two or more are half day), ESSAS is now welcoming workshops proposals until 15 October 2016. 

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Published 12.09.2016 - Updated 14.09.2016

Our new website

IMBER is in the process of taking on the next 10 years. After 10 years, a new science and implementation strategy is prepared, and a new logo and revision of the name is under way to reflect the new strategy. This new web site will be the place to get to know IMBER, to present news, in short and in in-depth articles, and will be developed to function as archive for previous publications and event reports. The intention is to produce this site to provide information and contacts within and about the IMBER project.

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Published 09.09.2016 - Updated 09.09.2016

IMBER - Future Earth Norway workshop

Research has an important role to play in providing our policy makers and communities with the knowledge base required to secure or achieve sustainable oceans, including research on the structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems, on interactions of different drivers of change, on thresholds, and on social-ecological dynamics. 

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Published 08.09.2016 - Updated 09.09.2016

Release of SOCAT Version 4 – The first annual release using automated data upload

The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) is a synthesis activity by the international marine carbon research community (>100 contributors). SOCAT version 4 has 18.5 million quality-controlled, surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of carbon dioxide) observations with an accuracy of better than 5 μatm from 1957 to 2015 for the global oceans and coastal seas. Automation of data upload and initial data checks speeds up data submission and allows annual releases of SOCAT from version 4 onwards.

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Published 08.09.2016 - Updated 08.09.2016

The IMBER ClimEco5 Summer School

Towards more resilient oceans: Predicting and projecting future changes in the ocean and their impacts on human societies

The IMBER ClimEco5 summer school was held in Natal Brazil from 10-17 August 2016: It was attended by 65 participants from 27 countries, and 10 lecturers, chosen for their expertise in relevant interdisciplinary topics.

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Published 24.08.2016 - Updated 24.08.2016

New article on the South China Sea dispute

Fishing, not oil, is at the heart of the South China Sea dispute.

By Clive Schofield, Rashid Sumaila, and William Cheung

Contrary to the view that the South China Sea disputes are driven by a regional hunger for seabed energy resources, the real and immediate prizes at stake are the region’s fisheries and marine environments that support them.

It is also through the fisheries dimensions to the conflict that the repercussions of the recent ruling of the arbitration tribunal in the Philippines-China case are likely to be most acutely felt

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