Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)
IMBER's main decision making body is its SSC. The SSC is responsible for providing scientific guidance and overseeing the development, planning and implementation of IMBER. The committee meets annually and decides upon policy and future research.
International Project Office (IPO)
The International Project Office (IPO) provides day-to-day administrative support for IMBER, supports all SSC activities and facilitates communication both within and outside the project.
Regional Project Office (RPO)
The Regional Project Office (RPO) was officially opened in March 2011 at the East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. In addition to assisting the IPO in its administrative and fund-raising tasks, the RPO will focus on promoting IMBER activities in the Asia-Pacific region, faciliting IMBER's Continental Margins activities and supporting the Capacity Building Working Group.
The implementation of IMBER is facilitated by its working groups established to consider specific research topics.
The development of Regional Programmes is a mechanism for regional implementation of IMBER research. Regional Programmes are encouraged to develop implementation plans that facilitate collaboration and communication between individual and national projects.
To ensure broad international participation collaboration with to support the development and coordination of IMBER is encouraged.