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n°54 - August 2012

IMBER news

  • Don't miss IMBER IMBIZO lll (28-31 January 2013, Goa, India). Final deadline to submit abstracts is 12 August 2012.
    Three parallel, but interacting, workshops:
    1. Biogeochemistry-ecosystem interactions on changing continental margins 
    2. The impact of anthropogenic perturbations on open ocean carbon sequestration via the dissolved and particulate phases of the biological carbon pump
    3. Understanding and forecasting human-ocean-human interactions, drivers and pressures, with respect to global change
  • The presentations from the IMBER ClimECO3 Summer School that took place in Ankara, Turkey from 23-28 July 2012 are available at: http://www.imber.info/index.php/News/News/ClimECO3-23-28-July-2012-Ankara-Turkey-Useful-downloads
    Archived webcasts of the presentations will be available soon.
    ClimECO3 presentations
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  IMBER meetings and special sessions

  • IMBER Capacity Development Needs Assessment workshop for the Asia-Pacific region (31 July - 4 August 2012, Shanghai, China)

    Hosted by the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) at the East China Normal University (ECNU). Organized by the IMBER Capacity Building Task Team (CBTT) and Regional Project Office (RPO). Co-sponsored by IMBER, the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) and SKLEC.
  • 45th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics - The variability of primary production in the ocean: from the synoptic to the global scale (13-17 May 2013, Liège, University Campus)
    IMBER session: 'Primary production variability and coastal-offshore export in upwelling regions'.
    Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2013. 
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IMBER relevant meetings

2nd International Workshop on Marine Aggregates 15-17 August 2012 Bremen, Germany Registration is closed.
Bjerknes Centre's Open Science Conference  Climate Change in High Latitudes 3-6 September 2012 Bergen, Noreay  
Challenger Conference - Ocean Challenges in the 21st Century 3-6 September 2012 Norwich, UK Registration is open.
'Too Big To Ignore' Inaugural meeting 4-6 September 2012 St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada  
International Weddell Gyre workshop 17-19 September 2012 Delmenhorst near Bremen, Germany Registration deadline: 20 July 2012
Time-series analysis in marine science and applications for industry 17-21 September 2012 Brest, France Registration is closed.
Environmental Sensors 2012 23-28 September 2012 Anglet, France Registration is open.
3rd International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-COWorld 24-27 September 2012 Monterey, California, USA Registration is open.
Workshop on U.K. – U.S. research collaboration concerning the ecosystem level effects of ocean acidification 28-29 September 2012 Monterey, California, USA Registration is closed.
AGU Chapman Conference The Agulhas System and its Role in Changing Ocean Circulation, Climate, and Marine Ecosystems 8-12 October 2012 Stellenbosch, South Africa Registration deadline: 23:59 Eastern Time (ET) or 03:59+1 GMT.
DISCCRS VII Symposium 13-20 October 2012 Colorado Springs, CO, USA Registration is open.
Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate
Call for abstracts for Theme 5: Carbon cycling, biogeochemistry and ecosystem in the Western Pacific Ocean (WPO)
15-17 October 2012 Qingdao, China Deadline for abstract submission: 15 August 2012
MESOAQUA International Symposium Recent Achievements and Future Directions in Aquatic Mesocosm Research 16-19 October 2012 Heraklion, Crete, Greece Abstract submission is closed.
2012 SCOR General Meeting 21-23 October 2012 Halifax, Canada  
Joint ART-APECS Science Workshop 23-26 October 2012 Sopot, Poland Registration is closed.
Pan Oceanic Remote Sensing Conference 5-9 November 2012 Kerala, India Early bird registration deadline: 15 August 2012
Late registration deadline: 30 September 2012
3rd International Symposium on Environmental Problems 29 November - 3 December 2012 Okinawa, Japan

Abstract submission: 30 September 2012

Full paper submission: 30 October 2012

2012 AGU Fall Meeting 3-7 December 2012 San Francisco, CA, USA Abstract and Town Hall Submission Deadline:
8 August 2012 (11:59 p.m. EDT)
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 21-23 January 2013 New Orleans, LA, USA Registration deadline: 11 January 2013
4th North American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting 4-7 February 2013 Albuquerque, NM Registration is open.
2nd PAGES Young Scientists Meeting 11-12 February 2013 Goa, India Deadline for abstract submission: 7 July 2013
4th PAGES Open Science Meeting 11-16 February 2013 Goa, India Deadline for abstract submission: 8 September 2013
9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC9) 3-7 June 2013 Beijing, China Deadline for abstract submission: 1 February 2013
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IMBER publications

  • Perry I, Bundy A and Hofmann E (Eds.), 2012. Aquatic and marine systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 4(3): 253-374  Special issue.
  • Comeau S, Gattuso J-P, Jeffree R and Gazeau F, 2012. Effect of carbonate chemistry manipulations on calcification, respiration, and excretion of a Mediterranean pteropod. Biogeosciences Discussions 9: 6169-6189. Article.
  • Friedland K D, Stock C, Drinkwater K F, Link J, Leaf R, Shank B,  Rose J, Pilskaln C H, and Fogarty M, 2012. Pathways between primary production and fisheries yields of Large Marine Ecosystems. PlosOne 7: e28945. doi:1371/journal.pone.0028945.
  • Gruber N, Hauri C, Lachkar Z, Loher D, Frölicher T and Plattner G-K, 2012. Rapid progression of ocean acidification in the California Current System. Science, doi: 10.1126/science.1216773. Article.
  • Hardy K., Follett C, Burnett L, and Lema S, 2012. Gene transcripts encoding hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) exhibit tissue- and muscle fiber type-dependent responses to hypoxia and hypercapnic hypoxia in the Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative PhysiologyArticle (subscription required).
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Funding and collaborative opportunities

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Early career scientist opportunities

  • MS PHDS Cohort IX - 2012-2014
    Deadline: 31 August 2012.
    More info…
  • The 3rd open call for research proposals for the European Space Agency's Changing Earth Network to fund nine 2-year postdoctoral researchers.
    Closing date: 24 August 2012.
    More info…
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  • MSC and PhD scholarships available for Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Research.
    More info...
  • The EuroMarine Training Catalogue - a database of degree programmes and training courses in marine sciences.
    More info...
  • InterRidge Cruise Travel Bursaries - up to $2 000 to facilitate cruise participation
    Application deadline: 31 December 2012
    More info…
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  • Sea Tech Job 2012 Internet portal is now available!
    More info…


  • Program Manager, Ocean Acidification, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC
    More info…
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Paleoceanography/Marine Biogeochemistry, University of South Carolina
    More info…
  • Postdoctoral Research opportunity in Applications of satellite remote sensing to marine ecosystem based management, NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Narragansett, RI
    Application deadline: 1 August 2012
    More info…
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
    Application deadline: 1 October 2012
    More info…
  • Climate Change Program Director/Lead, Center for Ocean Solutions, Standford University
    More info…
  • NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows
    Application deadline: 3 December 2012
    More info…
  • Project Manager at Oak Ridge Climate Change Science Institute
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral Research Opportunity at NOAA/NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center,  Narragansett, RI, USA
    For summer review: August 1, 2012
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Wisconsin-Madison
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral position(s) at UCLA
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Colorado
    More info...
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Publications / Web resources

  • Fountain T, Tilak S, Shin P and Nekrasov M, 2012. The Open Source DataTurbine Initiative: empowering the scientific community with streaming data middleware. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 93:242–252. Article.
  • The report from the MED-SHIP workshop on designing a program for repeated oceanographic surveys in the Mediterranean Sea, Read the report.
  • EuroMarine Webinairs on a range of topics from short modules (5 min) to full lectures (45 min). More info...
  • National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) NetCDF templates (Version 1). More info…
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Useful links

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Meetings / Conferences / Workshops



Register and submit your abstract before 12 August 2012. Only 120 participants will be accepted, so register now to avoid disappointment!

2nd CLIOTOP Symposium


Certainty of change in pelagic systems – detection, attribution, prediction and adaptation