ClimEco4 (August 2014, Shanghai, China)
Delineating the Issues of Climate Change and Impacts to Marine Ecosystems: Bridging the Gap Between Research, Assessment, Policy and Management
1. The IMBER ClimEco4 summer school lecture videos are now on the IMBER YouTube channel and DailyMotion. Watch the videos...
2. The IMBER ClimEco4 summer school lectures will be broadcast live at http://live.ecnu.edu.cn
3. The detailed programme of the IMBER ClimEco4 summer school is now available
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This is an interdisciplinary summer school. We welcome students and early-career researchers (less than 10 years since PhD) who are interested in research to address the complex issues facing marine ecosystems and the human societies that depend on them. We welcome applicants from the natural and social sciences, working on topics related to the ocean and climate change, who are interested in the challenge of crossing the barriers between disciplines.
ClimEco4 will be limited to about 60 participants. This has been found to be optimal for student-lecturer interactions, interactive practical sessions and group projects.
Registration Fees are €250 for students and €350 for early-career researchers.
The registration fee includes all course material, refreshments during tea breaks each day, and the summer school dinner. Limited travel support is available upon request.
To apply, please download and complete the Lisa.Maddison@imr.no) by 15 April 2014.and send it, with a short CV (in English, two pages max.) and a reference letter from your supervisor or employer, to Lisa Maddison at the IMBER International Project Office (
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A team of multidisciplinary experts, drawn from the natural and social science communities, will share their perspectives and approaches to marine science.
ClimEco4 will focus on indices to evaluate marine ecosystems, including: what they are, how to construct them (for process/observation scientists), how to use them (modellers from natural to social sciences), and how to combine them to inform policy and decision-making. Lectures will include overviews of climate change (climate change primer), general information on databases (acquiring and managing large data sets), data analysis methods for indicators (statistical methods), using indicators with models (e.g. ecosystem and socio-economic models), and criteria and use of indicators for informing management and policy. There will be daily "hands-on" sessions, to allow participants to work with databases (bring your own if you have one!), indices and models to 'try out' the concepts covered in lectures.
Topics to be covered include:
Setting the scene
State and pressure indicators and modelling basics
Data and databases
Analyses refresher and statistics primer
Using indicators in models to inform climate decisions
Using indicators for policy