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n°61 - March 2013

IMBER news

  • NOTE! The deadline to submit proposals for Sessions and Workshops for the IMBER Open Science Conference is Due Now (Friday 15 March 2013)!
  • Read the IMBER-endorsed MedSea blogs
    The European Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate (MedSea) focuses on assessing uncertainties, risks, and thresholds related to Mediterranean Sea acidification.
    Mediterranean Sea climate and environmental change blog: http://medseaclimatechange.wordpress.com
    Villefranche-based mesocosm experiment blog: http://medseavillefranche2013.wordpress.com
    Subscribe to the blogs via RSS feed or email. More information about the MedSeA project can be found at its main website: http://medsea-project.eu
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IMBER relevant meetings

28th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium - Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change 26-29 March 2013 Anchorage, AK, USA Abstract submission is closed
Holocene Climate Change Meeting 4-5 April 2013 London, UK Abstract submission is closed
EGU - General Assembly 2013 7-12 April 2013 Vienna, Austria Early registration is closed
GEOHAB Open Science Meeting 24-26 April 2013 UNESCO, Paris, France Online registration is open
Ocean Gateways Past and Present: Significance for Ocean Circulation and Terrestrial Climate 5-7 May 2013 Jerusalem, Israel Registration and abstract submission deadline: 5 April 2013
First International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) Meeting 6-8 May 2013 Darmstadt, Germany Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2013
International Conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification 6-8 May 2013 Bergen, Norway Abstract submission is closed
SOOS Asian Workshop  23-24 May 2013 Shanghai, China Register before 23 April 2013
45th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics (special IMBER session) 13-17 May 2013 Liège, Belgium Registration is open
9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC9)
Special IMBER/SOLAS event (4 June 12:15 - 13:30) - Release of Surface Ocean COAtlas (SOCAT): Version 2 and Science Highlights. Details available here.
3-7 June 2013 Beijing, China Abstract submission is closed
Registration and payment deadline: 6 May 2013 
MARE Policy Day 2013 - Giving Small-Scale Fisheries a Place: The Knowledge and Governance Challenges 25 June 2013 Amsterdam, Holland Online registration is open
WCRP/CLIVAR Second International Symposium on Boundary Current dynamics 8-9 July 2013 Li Jiang, Yun Nan, China Online registration is open
Abstract submission deadline: 30 April, 2013
2013 OCB Summer Workshop 22-25 July 2013 Woods Hole, MA, USA Plenary sessions announced. Registration will open soon
IAHS/IAPSO/IASPEI Knowledge for the Future Joint Assembly 22-26 July 2013 Gothenburg, Sweden Abstract submission is closed
2013 Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography 4-9 August 2013 University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine, USA Application deadline: 7 July 2013
Interdisciplinary Carbon Cycle Science Workshop 6-10 August 2013 Boulder, CO, USA Application deadline: 15 April 2013
11th INTECOL Congress (special IMBER session) 18-23 August 2013 London, UK Abstract submission deadline: 22 March 2013
Living Planet Symposium 2013 9-13 September 2013 Edinburgh, UK Abstract submission is closed
Second U.S Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators' Meeting  18-20 September 2013 Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA Online registration is open
International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems 23-25 September 2013 Lucca, Italy Deadline for early registration: 1 July 2013
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2013
PICES 2013 Annual Meeting - Communicating forecasts, uncertainty and consequences of ecosystem change 11-20 October 2013 Nanaimo, BC, Canada Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2013
DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium 12-19 October 2013 Colorado Springs, CO, USA Abstract submission is closed
International Conference on Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013 4-7 November 2013 Brussels, Belgium Abstract submission and funding application deadline: 1 April 2013
2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting 23-28 February 2014 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Session Nominations are Closed
PICES Open Science Meeting - Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Marine Ecosystems (FUTURE) 15-18 April 2014 Big Island, HI, USA Workshop proposal deadline: 30 April 2013
Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2013 
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IMBER relevant publications

  • Aberle, N., Schulz, K. G., Stuhr, A., Malzahn, A. M., Ludwig, A. & Riebesell, U. 2013. High tolerance of microzooplanton to ocean acidification in an Arctic coastal plankton community. Biogeoscience 10: 1471-1481. Article
  • Bell, J. D., Reid, C., Batty, M. J., Lehodey, P., Rodwell, L., Hobday, A. J., Johnson, J. E. & Demmke, A. 2013. Effects of climate change on oceanic fisheries in the tropical Pacific: Implications for economic development and food security. Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0606-2. Article
  • Bopp, L., Resplandy, L., Orr, J. C., Doney, S. C., Dunne, J. P., Gehlen, M., Halloran, P., Heinze, C., Ilyina, T., Séférian, R., Tjiputra, J. & Vichi, M. 2013. Multiple stressors of ocean ecosystems in the 21st century: projections with CMIP5 models. Biogeosciences Discussions 10: 3627-3676. Article
  • Engel, A., Borchard, C., Piontek, J., Schulz, K., Riebesell, U. & Bellerby, R. 2012. CO2 increases 14C primary production in an Artic plankton community, Biogeosciences Discussions 9, 10285-10330. Article
  • Hobday, A. J. & Evans, K. 2013. Detecting climate impacts with oceanic fish and fisheries data. Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0716-5. Article
  • Keul, N., Langer, G., de Nooijer, L. J., Nehrke, G., Reichart , G. J. & Bijma, J. 2013 (in press). Incorporation of uranium in benthic foraminiferal calcite reflects seawater carbonate ion concentration. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. Article
  • Lan, K.-W., Evans, K. & Lee. M.-A. 2013. Effecis of climate variability on the distribution and fishing conditions of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the western Indian Ocean. Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0637-8. Article
  • Lehondey, P., Senina, I., Calmettes, B., Hampton, J. & Nicol, S. J. 2012. Modelling the impact of climate change on Pacifc skipjack tuna population and fisheries. Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0595-1. Article
  • Leu, E., Daase, M., Schulz, K.G., Stuhr, A. & Riebesell, U. 2013. Effect of ocean acidification on the fatty acid composition of a natural plankton community. Biogeosciences 10, 1143-1153. Article
  • Martin, S., Cohu, S., Vignot, C., Zimmerman, G. & Gattuso, J.-P. in press. One-year experiment on the physiological response of the Mediterranean crustose coralline alga, Lithophyllum cabiochae, to elevated pCO2 and temperature. Ecology and Evolution. Article
  • Nicol, S. J., Allain, V., Piling, G. M., Polovina, J., Coll, M., Bell, J., Dalzell, P., Sharples, P., Olson, R., Griffiths, S., Dambacher, J. M., Young, J., Lewis, A., Hampton, J., Molina, J. J., Hoyle, S., Briand, K., Bax, N., Lehodey, P. & Williams, P. 2013. An ocean observation system for monitoring the affects of climate change on the ecology and sustainability of pelagic fisheries in the Pacific Ocean. Climatic Change, DOI 10. 1007/s10584-012-0598-y. Article
  • Salinger, M. J., Bell, J. D., Evans, K., Hobday, A. J., Allain, V., Brander, K., Dexter, P., Harrison, D. E., Hollowed, A. B., Lee, B. & Stefanski, R. 2013. Climate and oceanic fisheries: rencent observations and projections, and future needs. Climatic Change, DOI 10. 1007/s10584-012-0652-9. Article
  • Salinger, M. J. & Hobday, A. J. 2013. Safeguarding the future of oceanic fisheries under climate change depends on timely preparation. Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0609-z. Article
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Funding and collaborative opportunities

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Early career scientist opportunities

Summer Satellite Remote Sensing Training Course
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  • Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Ocean Technology Systems, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Application deadline: 31 March 2013
    More info…


  • Research faculty and PhD Fellowship opportunities in Chemical Oceanography and Biogeochemistry at the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai. 
    Open until filled. 
    More info…


  • Two Postdoctoral positions in the 'Paleoclimate Modeling'  working group, Institute of Geosciences, University of Kiel (CAU)
    Open until filled
    More info…

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Three Postdoctoral positions to develop an ocean observatory for the Red Sea, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal
    Open until filled.
    More info… 

New Zealand

  • Fisheries scientist position at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand
    Application deadline: 31 March 2013
    More info…


  • Four researcher positions in marine biogeochemistry and ecology at NIVA
    Application deadline: 17 March 2013
    More info…


  • Postdoctoral position in Physical Oceanography (numerical modelling), Department of Marine Science and Fisheries, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat
    Open until filled.
    More info…


  • Postdoc position in ocean biogeochemical data assimilation, Division of Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Bern
    Open until filled
    More info… 


  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader or Chair in Marine Biogeochemisry at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
    Application deadline: 31 March 2013
    More info…
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Marine Biology at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
    Application deadline: 31 March 2013
    More info…
  • Bacterioplankton Biogeochemist at National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
    Application deadline: 22 March 2013
    More info…


  • Theoretical/Quantitative/Mathematical Environmental Science position, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, MD
    Application deadline: 15 April 2013
    More info…
  • Staff Associate position at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Lamont Campus in Rockland County, NY
    Open until filled
    More info… 
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Examining Predator-Prey Interactions in the Plankton using Marine Bioinformatics at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI
    Application deadline: 1 April 2013
    More info…
  • Assistant or Associate Professor position at the Department of Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton University, VA
    Open until filled
    More info…
  • Assistant Professor position in Marine Biogeochemistry at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
    Open until filled
    More info…
  • Postdoctoral research position in Satellite-derived Productivity Comparisons at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay ME
    Open until filled
    More info… 
  • Postdoctoral position in Aquatic Ecosystem Modeling, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana, Polson, MT
    Open until filled
    More info…
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