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n°35 - July 2010



The 7th IMBER Scientific Steering Committee meeting was held in Washington DC, USA, on 5-7 May 2010. Read the minutes of the meeting

11-14 October 2010: Crete, Greece
IMBIZO II: 'Integrating biogeochemistry and ecosystems in a changing ocean: regional comparisons'.
Registration is closed. Notifications of acceptance to participate have been sent.
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IMBER summer school
23-27 August 2010: Brest, France
ClimECO2: Oceans, marine ecosystems, and society facing climate change - A multidisciplinary approach.
Updated programme and list of participants
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Hot off the press! New IMBER publication
Ecological and Biogeochemical Interactions in the Dark Ocean
Edited by Deborah K. Steinberg and Dennis A. Hansell
Deep-Sea Research Part II, Volume 57, Issue 16, Pages 1429-1592 (15 August 2010)
Read the publication
DSR II 57 16 1-1592 (2010)
New IMBER endorsed projects
 V.E.C.T.O.R Vulnerability of the Italian coastal area and marine Ecosystems to Climatic changes and Their rOle in the Mediterranean caRbon cycles
Leader: Prof. Cesare CORSELLI
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Contributions are invited for a map- and web-based overview of Ocean Acidification research

The SOLAS-IMBER Ocean Acidification working group (http://www.imber.info/C_WG_SubGroup3.html) is developing a web-based, interactive database of ocean acidification research. The goal of the project is to provide a map-based overview of ongoing and past research projects on ocean acidification, with web links for research groups to promote information and coordination of activities. Jim Barry (MBARI) is working with Mathew Russell, to develop the database using Google Earth / Google Maps to display the locations and types of studies for ongoing and published research programs on ocean acidification. Locations will also have web links to publications or researchers. Barry and Russell are compiling information for the database, but will also provide a web-based entry system allowing researchers to enter information concerning their OA research. The release of the web site is planned for 2010.

Prior to release of the web site, researchers can contribute OA locations for inclusion in the site, and send suggestions for web site features to Jim Barry (barry@mbari.org). Please provide the following information:

- project title
- latitude
- longitude (decimal degrees)
- depth (m)
- investigator
- research focus (e.g. physiology, chemical oceanography, growth rates, calcification)
- taxon (taxa)
- start date
- end date
- web link

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Funding and collaborative opportunities 

Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) - Program Solicitation NSF 10-563
Deadline for applications: 27 August 2010
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Macrosystems Biology: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales - Program Solicitation NSF 10-555
Full proposal deadline: 16 September 2010
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COST Actions
COST invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and to embark on new European perspectives. A continuous Open Call for Proposals is used to attract the best proposals for new COST Actions.
Full proposal deadline: 24 September 2010
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Program Solicitation NSF 10-577: Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics
Full proposal deadline: 1 October 2010
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ESF Research Networking Programmes 2010
Research Networking Programmes (RNPs) lay the foundation for nationally funded research groups to address major scientific and research infrastructure issues, in order to advance the frontiers of existing science.
Full proposal deadline: 14 October 2010
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Call for Contributions: NCEAS Project 12449 (Towards Understanding Marine Biological Impacts of Climate Change) is searching for published papers and reports for a global meta-analysis of climate change impacts on marine systems. This study should inform the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
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Early career scientist opportunities 

18-22 October 2010: Online training
Open Access for earth and climate scientists
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18-27 October 2010: Trieste, Italy / supported by IMBER
Advanced school: complexity, adaptation and emergence in marine ecosystems.
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22-29 October 2011: Saguaro Lake Ranch, Mesa, Arizona, USA
DISCCRS VI Symposium: Climate research and leadership network for new PhD.
Deadline for application: 31 August 2010
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Assistant programme specialist, Secretariat of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Natural Science Sector, Toulouse, France.
Deadline for applications: 10 August 2010
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Two positions of researcher in chemical oceanography, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway.
Deadline for applications: 20 August 2010
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SOLAS Project Officer Position, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.
Deadline for applications: 15 August 2010
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Two-year Post-Doc position 'fish larvae transport models', University of Lisbon, Portugal.
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Two-year Post-Doc position 'Climate change and ocean acidification on end-to-end marine ecosystems', LSCE, Paris, France.
Deadline for application: 31 August 2010
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Publications / Web resources 

Web-based white paper calling for a biogeochemical flux program aligned with the Ocean Observatories Initiatives.
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The prepublication version of the full NRC report, "Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean" is available from the National Academies Press website.

The Europe-Africa Marine Network (EAMNet) is an EC Framework 7 programme which aims to construct a network linking Earth Observation (EO) information providers, user networks and centres of excellence in Europe and Africa in the area of coastal and marine observations working towards sustainable development in Africa.
First newsletter

The first issue of the POGO' newsletter is now online (POGO = Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans).
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The June 2010 issue of IGBP's Global Changemagasine (issue #75) is now available online.
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The OCB Southern Ocean scoping workshop report "A U.S. Southern Ocean Carbon, Ecosystems and Biogeochemistry Science Plan" is now available in final form on the OCB website.
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2011 Meetings / Conferences / Workshops

22-31 October 2010: Portland, OR, USA / IMBER sponsored Meeting!!
2010 PICES Annual Meeting 'North Pacific Ecosystems Today, and Challenges in Understanding and Forecasting Change'.
IMBER/PICES joint session S12: BIO Topic Session (26 Oct): Anthropogenic forcing in North Pacific coastal ecosystems: Understanding changes in ecosystem structure and function.
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22-26 November 2010: Viña del Mar, Chile
International Conference on Environment and Resources of the South Pacific
Deadline for abstract submission: 21 July 2010 / Deadline soon!
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13-17 December 2010: San Francisco, CA, USA
2010 AGU Fall Meeting
Deadline for abstract submission: 2 September 2010
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7-11 January 2011: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
5th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society
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31 January - 4 February 2011: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
North American Carbon Program (NACP) meeting
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13-18 February: San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting: Limnology and Oceanography in a Changing World
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