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n°66 - August 2013


  • Dr Wajih Naqvi (IMBER SSC member from 2007-2009) has received the prestigious National Ocean Science and Technology award for his outstanding contribution to science from the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences.  
  • Don't delay! Submit an abstract for the June 2014 IMBER Open Science Conference 
  • See http://www.imber.info/index.php/Meetings/IMBER-OSC-2014/Sessions-Workshops for the list of workshops and sessions 
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IMBER relevant meetings

11th INTECOL Congress  18-23 August 2013 London, UK Abstract submission is closed
48th European Marine Biology Symposium 19-23 August 2013 Galway, Ireland Abstract submission is closed
Goldschmidt 2013 25-30 August 2013 Florence, Italy Online registration is open
Living Planet Symposium 2013 9-13 September 2013 Edinburgh, UK Registration is open
Second U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators' Meeting  18-20 September 2013 Washington DC, USA Registration closes on 17 August
International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems 23-25 September 2013 Lucca, Italy Registration is open
ESA-EGU-SOLAS Air-sea Gas Flux Climatology; Progress and Future Prospects workshop 24-27 September 2013 Brest, France Application closed
6th China-Japan-Korea IMBER Symposium 3-4 October 2013 Tokyo, Japan Registration is open
PICES 2013 Annual Meeting (co-sponsored by IMBER) - Communicating forecasts, uncertainty and consequences of ecosystem change 11-20 October 2013 Nanaimo, BC, Canada Abstract submission is closed
DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium 12-19 October 2013 Colorado Springs, CO, USA Abstract submission is closed
21st International Symposium on Envrionmental Biogeochemistry 13-18 October 2013 Wuhan, China Deadline for early on-line registration and hotel reservation: 30 July 2013
International Society for Ecological Modelling conference (ISEM 2013) : Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change 28-31 October Toulouse, France Registration is open
International Conference on Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013 4-7 November 2013 Brussels, Belgium Abstract submission and funding application is closed
EUR-OCEANS Hot Topics conference - A Changing Ocean 6-8 November 2013 PLOCAN, Gran Canaria, Spain Registration deadline: 31 July 2013
IMBER Endorsed Project ADEPT Symposium on Integrating New Advances in Mediterranean Oceanography and Marine Biology 26-29 November 2013 Barcelona, Spain Abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2013
8th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology 1-5 December 2013 Eilat, Israel Abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2013
AGU Fall Meeting 9-13 December 2013 San Francisco, California Abstract submission deadline: 6 August 2013 (11:59 p.m. EDT)
2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting 23-28 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA Abstract submission deadline: 4 October 2013
BERING SEA PROJECT Open Science Meeting 22-23 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA  
PICES Open Science Meeting - Forecasting and Understanding Trends,Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Marine Ecosystems (FUTURE) 15-18 April 2014 Big Island, HI, USA Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2013 
WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium - A healthy ocean for prosperity in the Western Pacific: Science challenges and possible solutions 22-25 April 2014 Nha Trang, Vietman Early registration: 30 October 2013
46th international Liège colloquium on ocean dynamics: Low oxygen environments in marine, estuarine and fresh waters 5-9 May 2014 Liège, Belgium Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2014
IMBER Open Science Conference: Future Oceans 23-27 June 2014 Bergen, Norway Call for abstracts is now open!
2nd International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet One Ocean 17-21 Novemebr 2014 Barcelona, Spain On-line registration and housing information will be available in late October 2013
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IMBER relevant publications

  • Christodoulaki, S., Petihakis, G., Kanakidou, M., Mihalopoulos1, N., Tsiaras, K., Triantafyllou, G., 2013. Atmospheric deposition in th eastern Mediterranean.  A driving force for ecosystem dynamics. Journal of Marine Systems 109-110, 78-93. Article 
  • Ciais, P., Dolman, A. J., Bombelli, A., Duren, R., Peregon, A., Rayner, P. J., Miller, C., Gobron, N., Kinderman, G., Marland, G., Gruber, N., Chevallier, F., Andres, R. J., Balsamo, G., Bopp, L., Bréon, F.-M., Broquet, G., Dargaville, R., Battin, T. J., Borges, A., Bovensmann, H., Buchwitz, M., Butler, J., Canadell, J. G., Cook, R. B., DeFries, R., Engelen, R., Gurney, K. R., Heinze, C., Heimann, M., Held, A., Henry, M., Law, B., Luyssaert, S., Miller, J., Moriyama, T., Moulin, C., Myneni, R. B., Nussli, C., Obersteiner, M., Ojima, D., Pan, Y., Paris, J.-D., Piao, S. L., Poulter, B., Plummer, S., Quegan, S., Raymond, P., Reichstein, M., Rivier, L., Sabine, C., Schimel, D., Tarasova, O., Valentini, R., van der Werf, G., Wickland, D., Williams, M., and Zehner, C., 2013. Current systematic carbon cycle observations and needs for implementing a policy-relevant carbon observing system, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 11447-11581, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-11447- 2013, 2013. Article 
  • Drinkwater, K.F. & Pepin, P. (Eds.) 2013. Norway-Canada Comparisons of Marine Ecosystems (NORCAN). Progress in Oceanography 114: 1-125. Article 
  • Drinkwater, K.F. & Pepin, P. 2013. Comparison of climate forcing on marine ecosystems of the Northeast and Northwest Atlantic: A synthesis of the NORCAN project. Progress in Oceanography 114, 3-10. Article 
  • Drinkwater, K.F., Colbourne, E. Loeng, H. Kristiansen T., Sundby, S. 2013. Comparison of the atmospheric forcing and oceanographic responses between the Labrador Sea and Newfoundland Shelves and the Norwegian and Barents Seas. Progress in Oceanography 114, 11-25. Article 
  • Hirata, T., Saux-Picart, S., Hashioka, T., Aita-Noguchi, M., Sumata, H., Shigemitsu, M., Allen, J.I., Yamanaka, Y.,  2012. A comparison between phytoplankton community structures derived from a global 3D ecosystem model and satellite observation. Journal of Marine Systems 109-110, 129-137. Article 
  • Hood R.R., Drinkwater K.F. &  Mihalopoulos N. (Eds.). 2013. Large-Scale Regional Comparisons of Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Processes – Research Approaches and Results.  Proceedings of an IMBER Workshop held as part of IMBIZOII on Crete, Greece, 10-14 October 2010.  Journal of Marine Systems 109-110: 1-175. Article 
  • Hood, R.R., Drinkwater K.F. & Mihalopoulos N. 2013. Introduction: Large-scale regional comparisons of marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem processes – research approaches and results. Journal of Marine Systems, 109-110: 1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.08.008. Article
  • Hunt, G.L. Jr., Blanchard, A.L., Boveng, P., Dalpadado, P., Drinkwater, K., Eisner, L., Hopcroft, R. Kovacs, K.M., Norcross, B.L., Renaud, P., Reigstad, M., Renner, M., Sjkoldal, H.R., .Whitehouse, G.A.  Woodgate, R.. 2013. The Barents and Chukchi Seas: Comparison of two Arctic shelf ecosystems.Journal of Marine Systems 109-110: 43-68. Article  
  • Salihoglu, B., Neuer, S., Painting, S.,  Murtugudde, R., Hofmann, E., Steele, J., Hood, R.,  Legendre, L., Lomas, M., Wiggert, J., Ito, S.,  Lachkar, Z.,  Hunt, G., Drinkwater, K., C. Sabine.  2013. Bridging marine ecosystem and biogeochemistry research: Lessons and recommendations from comparative studies.  Journal of Marine Systems 109-110: 161-175. Article  
  • Silyakova A., Bellerby R. G. J., Schulz K. G., Czerny J., Tanaka T., Nondal G., Riebesell U., Engel A., De Lange T. & Ludvig A., 2013. Pelagic community production and carbon-nutrient stoichiometry under variable ocean acidification in an Arctic fjord. Biogeosciences 10: 4847-4859. Article.
  • Wang, W., Murtugudde, R., Hackert, E., Maranon, E., 2013. Phytoplankton carbon and chlorophyll distributions in the equatorial Pacific and Atlantic: A basin-scale comparative study. Journal of Marine Systems 109-110, 138-148. Article 
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Funding and collaborative opportunities

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Early career scientist opportunities

SOLAS Summer School
  • Austral Summer Institute (ASI XIV) (6-25 January 2014, Concepcion, Chile) - Coastal and Open Ocean Studies through Multiple Approaches.
    • 6-25 January 2014: Ecology and diversity of marine microorganisms (ECODIM)
    • 6-10 January 2014: Changing biogeochemical cycles in the coastal ocean
    • 6-10 January 2014: Multi-disciplinary satellite oceanography-platform, data and applications
    • 13-17 January 2014: Fluvial and glacial sediments impacting coastal ocean processes-an interdisciplinary perspective
    More info at: http://www2.udec.cl/oceanoudec/asi-14/eng/index.html
Poster ASI XIV
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  • Postdoc fellowship in Southern Ocean physics / Southern Ocean climate processes at the University of New South Wales, Australia
    To apply, send a CV, including two referees, and a short statement of research interests to Prof. Matthew England
    Application deadline: open until filled


  • Postdoctoral position in Ocean Acoustics at the University of Liège
    Application deadline: open until filled
    More info...


  • Postdoctoral position in modelling zooplankton dynamics and spatial structure in the Bay of Biscay at Ifremer
    Application deadline: 10 September 2013


  • Researcher in climate modelling at Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
    Application deadline: 23 August 2013
    More info... 

South Africa

  • Applied Marine Science Masters Programme at the Marine Research Institute at the University of Cape Town
    Application deadline: 
    SA Students: 30 September 2013
    Foreign Students: 31 August 2013
    More info...


  • OA PhD available at the University of Glasgow
    Application deadline: 12 August 2013
    More info...
  • Research fellow in ocean biogeochemistry (implementation of a marine biogeochemistry model) at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
    Application deadline: 31 August 2013
    More info...


  • Research Associate position on ocean acidification at ECS Federal, Silver Spring, MD
    Application deadline:
    More info...
  • Two Tenure-track faculty positions in Marine Geochemistry at University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
    Application deadline: 14 August 2013
    More info...
  • Assistant Researcher in Coral Reef Biogeochemistry at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
    Application deadline: 14 August 2013
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral research scientist for Ocean Sciences to investigate phytoplankton physiology and ocean acidification
    Application deadline: 15 October 2013
  • Faculty Position(s) in Estuarine/Marine Microbial Ecology at the Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    Application deadline: 14 August 2013
    More info...
  • Programmer at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University's Lamont Campus in Rockland County, N.Y.
    Applications deadline: open until filled
    More info...
  • Faculty Position(s) in Estuarine/Marine Microbial Ecology at the Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    Applications deadline: 1 September 2013
    More info...