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n°64 - June 2013


  • Goodbye to Irene Utne 

    We were very sad to say goodbye to Irene Utne, the IMBER International Project Office Administrative Assistant, who left us at the end of May. 

    We wish her all the best in her new endeavour!

    UTNE Irene
  • IMBIZO lll report published in Eos
    Bundy, A., Liu, KK. and Thomas, H. 2013. The Future of Marine Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems, and Societies. Eos, Vol 94 (20): 184. Article
  • IMBER capacity building needs assessment workshop report published in Eos
    Hu, L., Avril, B. and Zhang, J., 2013. Capacity Building for Sustainable Marine Research in the Asia-Pacific Region. Eos, Vol 94 (2): 21. Article
  • A View beyond the Horizon: Future Directions in Antarctic Science
    Submit questions before 15 June 2013 to help identify the 100 highest priority scientific questions for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. For more information: http://www.scar.org/horizonscanning/
  • Future Earth Regional Workshop for Europe (13-14 May 2013, Paris, France. The presentations given during the workshop are available at: http://wcrp.ipsl.jussieu.fr/future_earth/programme.html
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IMBER relevant meetings

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 Lijiang, Yun Nan, China Abstract submission is closed
U.S. AMOC/U.K. RAPID International Science Meeting 16-19 July 2013 Baltimore, MD, USA Abstract submission is closed, but abstracts still considered on a case-by-case basis.
2013 OCB Summer Workshop 22-25 July 2013 Woods Hole, MA, USA Registration deadline: 19 June 2013
IAHS/IAPSO/IASPEI - Knowledge for the Future - Joint Assembly 22-26 July 2013 Gothenburg, Sweden Abstract submission is closed
Annual Science Meeting and International Workshop of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network 22-26 July 2013 University of St Andrews, UK Registration deadline: 30 June 2013
Advanced Lessons in Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics 22-26 July 2013 Menéndez Pelayo International University, Spain Application is closed
2013 Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography 4-9 August 2013 Biddeford, ME, USA Application deadline: 7 July 2013
Interdisciplinary Carbon Cycle Science Workshop 6-10 August 2013 Boulder, CO, USA Application is closed
11th INTECOL Congress  18-23 August 2013 London, UK Abstract submission is closed
48th European Marine Biology Symposium 19-23 August 2013 Galway, Ireland Abstract submission is closed
Goldschmidt 2013 25-30 August 2013 Florence, Italy Deadline for early registration: 25 June 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 Washington DC, USA Registration is open
International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems 23-25 September 2013 Lucca, Italy Deadline for early registration: 1 July 2013
ESA-EGU-SOLAS Air-sea Gas Flux Climatology; Progress and Future Prospects workshop 24-27 September 2013 Brest, France Registration and abstract submission is closed
PICES 2013 Annual Meeting (co-sponsored by IMBER) - 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
ECSA 53: Estuaries and Coastal Areas in Times of Intense Change 13-17 October 2013 Shanghai, China Author registration deadline: 28 June 2013
21st International Symposium on Envrionmental Biogeochemistry 13-18 October 2013 Wuhan, China Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2013 (extended)
International Society for Ecological Modelling conference (ISEM 2013) : Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change 28-31 October Toulouse, France Abstract submission deadline: 10 June 2013 (extended)
International Conference on Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013 4-7 November 2013 Brussels, Belgium Abstract submission and funding application is closed
EUR-OCEANS hot topics conference - A Changing Ocean 6-8 November 2013 PLOCAN, Gran Canaria, Spain Registration deadline: 31 July 2013
IMBER Endorsed Project ADEPT Symposium on Integrating New Advances in Mediterranean Oceanography and Marine Biology 26-29 November 2013 Barcelona, Spain Abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2013
8th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology 1-5 December 2013 Eilat, Israel Abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2013
2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting 23-28 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA Abstract submission deadline: 4 October 2013
BERING SEA PROJECT Open Science Meeting 22-23 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA  
2nd GLP Open Science Meeting 19-21 March 2014 Humboldt University, Berlin Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2013
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 Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2013 
IMBER Open Science Conference: Future Oceans 23-27 June 2014 Bergen, Norway Call for presentation abstracts will open soon
2nd International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet One Ocean 17-21 Novemebr 2014 Barcelona, Spain On-line registration and housing information will be available in late October 2013
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IMBER relevant publications

  • Mackenzie F. T. and Andersson A. J. 2013. The Marine Carbon System and Ocean Acidification during Phanerozoic Time. Geochemical Perspectives 2 (1):1-227. doi: 10.7185/geochempersp.2.1. Article
  • Motegi C., Tanaka T., Piontek J., Brussaard C. P. D., Gattuso J.-P. and Weinbauer M. G. 2013. Effect of CO2 enrichment on bacterial metabolism in an Arctic fjord. Biogeosciences 10: 3285-3296. Article
  • Smith B, Baron N, English C, Galindo H, Goldman E, et al. 2013. COMPASS: Navigating the Rules of Scientific Engagement. PLoS Biol 11(4): e1001552. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001552. Article
  • Suzuki T., Ishii M., Aoyama M., Christian J. R., Enyo K., Kawano T., Key R. M., Kosugi N., Kozyr A., Miller L. A., Murata A., Nakano T., Ono T., Saino T., Sasaki K., Sasano D., Takatani Y., Wakita M. and Sabine C. L. 2013. PACIFICA Data Synthesis Project. ORNL/CDIAC-159, NDP-092. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/OTG.PACIFICA_NDP092
  • Takahashi T., Sutherland S.C. and Kozyr A. 2013. Global Ocean Surface Water Partial Pressure of CO2 Database: Measurements Performed During 1957-2012 (Version 2012). ORNL/CDIAC-160, NDP-088(V2012). Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, doi: 10.3334/CDIAC/OTG.NDP088(V2012).
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Funding and collaborative opportunities

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Early career scientist opportunities

  • Summer Satellite Remote Sensing Training Course (31 May - 14 June 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
    Application deadline has passed, but late applications are welcome if space is available. The course is limited to 20 participants.
Summer Satellite Remote Sensing Training Course
HK Summer Course
Ramon Margalef
Geoengineering Summer School
SOLAS Summer School
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  • Postdoc position in benthic community metabolism at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Application deadlline: 14 June 2013
    More info...
  • Postdoc position in biological oceanography / marine biogeochemistry at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Application deadlline: 14 June 2013
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  • Project assistant position at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna
    Application deadline: 17 June 2013
    More info…


  • Postdoctoral position in ocean acoustics at the University of Liège
    Applications deadline: open until filled
    More info...


  • Project Assistant, IAEA Environment Laboratories, Monaco
    Application deadline: 17 June 2013
    More info…


  • Three Research Fellow (PhD candidate) positions at the Centre for Climate Dynamics, University of Bergen, Bergen
    Application deadline: 9 June 2013
    More info…

South Africa

  • Applied Marine Science Masters Programme at the Marine Research Institute at the University of Cape Town
    Application deadline:
    SA Students:30 September 2013
    Foreign Students:31 August 2013
    More info...


  • Database Developer at Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS)
    Application deadline: 28 June 2013
    More info...


  •  Postdoctoral Position in Marine and Environmental Biology at the University of Southern California
    Application deadline: 14 June 2013
    More info...
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Useful links

  • New International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) website at www.ioccp.org