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n°67 - September 2013


  • IMBER Chair: Eileen Hofmann - 2013 AGU Fellow
  • IMBER-endorsed MedSeA mesocosm experiment 
    The MedSeA-project has a large scale mesocosm experiment underway to study the impact of warming and acidification on the planktonic food web. Follow the experiments here.
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IMBER relevant meetings

Second U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators' Meeting  18-20 September 2013 Washington DC, USA Registration is closed
International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems 23-25 September 2013 Lucca, Italy On-line registration is closed
ESA-EGU-SOLAS Air-sea Gas Flux Climatology; Progress and Future Prospects workshop 24-27 September 2013 Brest, France Application is closed
6th China-Japan-Korea IMBER Symposium 3-4 October 2013 Tokyo, Japan Abstract submission is closed
ASIAME 2013: First South East Asia Workshop in Aquatic Microbial Ecology 7-16 October 2013 Nha Trang, Vietnam Application is closed
PICES 2013 Annual Meeting (co-sponsored by IMBER)  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 On-site registration: 13 October 2013
International Society for Ecological Modelling conference (ISEM 2013) 28-31 October Toulouse, France Registration is open
International Conference on Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013 4-7 November 2013 Brussels, Belgium Registration is open
EUR-OCEANS Hot Topics conference - A Changing Ocean 6-8 November 2013 PLOCAN, Gran Canaria, Spain Registration is closed
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 Early bird registration deadline: 10 October 2013
AGU Fall Meeting 9-13 December 2013 San Francisco, CA, USA Registration deadline: 8 November 2013 
2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting 23-28 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA Abstract submission deadline and early registration: 4 October 2013
BERING SEA PROJECT Open Science Meeting 22-23 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA Expressions of Interest is open
PICES Open Science Meeting 15-18 April 2014 Big Island, HI, USA Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2013 
WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium 22-25 April 2014 Nha Trang, Vietman Early registration: 30 October 2013
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014) 27 April - 2 May 2014 Vienna, Austria Call-for-Sessions Deadline: 13 September 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 November 2014 Barcelona, Spain On-line registration opens late October 2013
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IMBER relevant publications

  • Bijma J., Pörtner H.-O., Yesson C. & Rogers A. D., in press. Climate change and the oceans – what does the future hold? Marine Pollution Bulletin. Article 
  • Bown J., Boye M. & Nelson D. M., 2012. New insights on the role of organic speciation in the biogeochemical cycle of dissolved cobalt in the southeastern Atlantic and the Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences 9, 2719-2736. doi:10.5194/bg-9-2719-2012. Article
  • Boye M., Wake B. D., Lopez Garcia P., Bown J., Baker A. R. & Achterberg F. P., 2012. Distributions of dissolved trace metals (Cd, Cu, Mn, Pb, Ag) in the southeastern Atlantic and the Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences 9, 3231-3246. doi:10.5194/bg-9-3231-2012. Article
  • Cavagna A.-J., Dehairs F., Bouillon S., Woule-Ebongué V., Planchon F., Delille B. & Bouloubassi I., 2013. Water column distribution and carbon isotopic signal of cholesterol, brassicasterol and particulate organic carbon in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences, 10, 2787-2801. doi:10.5194/bg-10-2787-2013. Article
  • Fripiat F., Cavagna A.-J., Dehairs F., de Brauwere A., L. André L. & Cardinal D., 2012. Processes controlling the Si-isotopic composition in the Southern Ocean and application for paleoceanography. Biogeosciences 9, 2443-2457. doi:10.5194/bg-9-2443-2012. Article
  • Fripiat F., Cavagna A.-J., Dehairs F., Speich S., André L. & Cardinal D., 2011. Silicon pool dynamics and biogenic silica export in the Southern Ocean inferred from Si-isotopes. Ocean Sci. 7, 533-547. doi:10.5194/os-7-533-2011. Article
  • González-Dávila M., Santana-Casiano J. M., Fine R. A., Happell J., Delille B. & Speich S., 2011. Carbonate system in the water masses of the Southeast Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean during February and March 2008. Biogeosciences 8, 1401-1413. doi:10.5194/bg-8-1401-2011. Article
  • Hauri C., Gruber N., Vogt M., Doney S. C., Feely R. A., Lachkar Z., Leinweber A., McDonnell A. M. P., Munnich M. & Plattner G.-K., 2013. Spatiotemporal variability and long-term trends of ocean acidification in the California Current System. Biogeosciences 10, 193-216. doi:10.5194/bg-10-193-2013. Article
  • Joubert W. R., Thomalla S. J., Waldron H. N., Lucas M. I., Boye M., Le Moigne F. A. C., Planchon F. & Speich S., 2011. Nitrogen uptake by phytoplankton in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean during late austral summer. Biogeosciences 8, 2947-2959. doi:10.5194/bg-8-2947-2011. Article
  • Lenton A., Tilbrook B., Law R. M., Bakker D., Doney S. C., Gruber N., Ishii M., Hoppema M., Lovenduski N. S., Matear R. J., McNeil B. I., Metzl N., Mikaloff Fletcher S. E., Monteiro P. M. S., Rödenbeck C., Sweeney C. and Takahashi, T., 2013. Sea–air CO2 fluxes in the Southern Ocean for the period 1990–2009. Biogeosciences 10, 4037-4054. doi:10.5194/bg-10-4037-2013. Article
  • Le Moigne F. A. C., Boye M., Masson A., Corvaisier R., Grossteffan E., Guéneugues A. & Pondaven P., 2013. Description of the biogeochemical features of the subtropical southeastern Atlantic and the Southern Ocean south of South Africa during the austral summer of the International Polar Year. Biogeosciences 10, 281-295. doi:10.5194/bg-10-281-2013. Article
  • Maier C., Bils F., Weinbauer M. G., Watremez P., Peck M. A. & Gattuso J.-P., 2013. Respiration of Mediterranean cold-water corals is not affected by ocean acidification as projected for the end of the century. Biogeosciences 10, 5671-5680. Article
  • Messager C., Speich S. & Key E., 2012. Marine atmospheric boundary layer over some Southern Ocean fronts during the IPY BGH 2008 cruise. Ocean Sci. 8, 1001-1023. doi:10.5194/os-8-1001-2012. Article
  • Moutin T. & Prieur L., 2012. Influence of anticyclonic eddies on the Biogeochemistry from the Oligotrophic to the Ultraoligotrophic Mediterranean (BOUM cruise). Biogeosciences 9, 3827-3855. doi:10.5194/bg-9-3827-2012. Article
  • Moutin T., Van Wambeke F. & Prieur L., 2012. Introduction to the Biogeochemistry from the Oligotrophic to the Ultraoligotrophic Mediterranean (BOUM) experiment. Biogeosciences 9, 3817-3825. doi:10.5194/bg-9-3817-2012. Article
  • Planchon F., Cavagna A.-J., Cardinal D., André L. & Dehairs F., 2013. Late summer particulate organic carbon export and twilight zone remineralisation in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences 10, 803-820. doi:10.5194/bg-10-803-2013. Article
  • Sarthou G., Bucciarelli E., Chever F., Hansard S. P., González-Dávila M., Santana-Casiano J. M., Planchon F. & S. Speich S., 2011. Labile Fe(II) concentrations in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean along a transect from the subtropical domain to the Weddell Sea Gyre. Biogeosciences 8, 2461-2479. doi:10.5194/bg-8-2461-2011. Article
  • Shadwick E. H., Trull T. W., Thomas H. & Gibson J. A. E., 2013. Vulnerability of polar oceans to anthropogenic acidification: comparison of Arctic and Antarctic seasonal cycles. Scientific Reports 3: 2339. doi:10.1038/srep02339. Article
  • Turley C., 2013. Chapter 2 – Ocean acidification. In: Noone K. J., Sumaila U. R. & Diaz R. J. (Eds)., Managing ocean environments in a changing climate – sustainability and economic perspectives, pp. 15-44. Burlington: Elsevier. Article
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Funding and collaborative opportunities

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Early career scientist opportunities

  • 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 information at: http://www2.udec.cl/oceanoudec/asi-14/eng/index.html
Poster ASI XIV
  • Courses in Ecology and Conservation in the Tropics offered by the Program for Tropical Ecology & Conservation (PTECS) in Belize. Undergraduate or graduate students can earn credits through the University of Florida while studying in Belize. Much of the course work takes place in the field examining wildlife and natural resource ecology and conservation or field methods in a diversity of ecosystems. 
    • Wildlife Ecology & Conservation in the Tropics (3 credits; 1-9 March 2014)
    • Field Methods in Ecology & Conservation in the Tropics (5 credits; 10-25 May 2014)
    • Marine Ecology & Conservation in the Tropics (3 credits; 26 May-2 June 2014) 
    • Internships in Ecology and Conservation in the Tropics (Variable credits.; any time)

          Information and applications: http://www.wec.ufl.edu/ptecs/.  Application is open (classes are limited to 10 students).
          Program Director: Bill Giuliano – docg@ufl.edu 

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  • Canada Research Chair in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management, Marine Affairs Program, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Application deadline: 15 October 2013
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  • Four positions in ocean modeling and data assimilation at the Nansen Center, Bergen, Norway
    Application deadline: 30 September 2013 
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  • Senior scientist in physical oceanography at the Institute of Marine Research, Tromsø, Norway
    Application deadline: 15 October 2013
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South Africa

  • Post-graduate opportunities with international collaboration at the Sustainability Research Unit at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, George, Eastern Cape
    Application deadline: 20 September 2013
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  • Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate in Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry at School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
    Application deadline: 12 noon on 4 October 2013
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  • Assistant or Associate Professor Position at the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia
    Application deadline: 10 October 2013
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  • Director of Technical Operations at the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, Playa Vista, California
    Application deadline: Open until filled
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist for Ocean Sciences to investigate the Ecological Importance of Iron Storage in Diatoms at Bigelow Laboratory, East Boothbay, ME
    Application deadline: 30 September 2013
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  • Tenure-Track Position in Climate Modeling, University of Colorado Boulder, CO
    Application deadline: Open until filled
    More info...
  • Assistant Professor in Ocean Carbon Cycle Modeling at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Application deadline: 30 November 2013
    More info...
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