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n°65 - July 2013


  • New Administrative Assistant at the IMBER IPO: Solveig Raddum 
    We are delighted to welcome Solveig Raddum who recently joined the IMBER International Project Office in Bergen, Norway.
  • 2014 IMBER Open Science Conference - Call for Abstracts (deadline: 15 January 2014)
  • 6th China-Japan-Korea IMBER Symposium (3-4 October, Tokyo, Japan)
    There is no registration fee for the 6th CJK IMBER Symposium, but you need to register to attend. To register and submit an abstract, please go to the symposium website, fill in the registration form and sent it to Ms. Fang ZUO at imber@ecnu.edu.cn (Cc to Dr. Liuming HU at Liumingh@sklec.ecnu.edu.cn). 
    The deadline for registration and abstract submission is 30 August 2013
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IMBER relevant meetings

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.
Annual Science Meeting and International Workshop of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network 22-26 July 2013 University of St Andrews, UK Late registration applications to: jodark@nerc.ac.uk
Advanced Lessons in Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics 22-26 July 2013 Menéndez Pelayo International University, Spain Application closed
2013 Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography 4-9 August 2013 Biddeford, ME, USA Application closed
Interdisciplinary Carbon Cycle Science Workshop 6-10 August 2013 Boulder, CO, USA Application 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 Online registration is open
Living Planet Symposium 2013 9-13 September 2013 Edinburgh, UK Registration is open
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 Registration is open
ESA-EGU-SOLAS Air-sea Gas Flux Climatology; Progress and Future Prospects workshop 24-27 September 2013 Brest, France Application 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 is closed
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 Application closed
21st International Symposium on Envrionmental Biogeochemistry 13-18 October 2013 Wuhan, China Deadline for early on-line registration and hotel reservation: 30 July 2013
International Society for Ecological Modelling conference (ISEM 2013) : Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change 28-31 October Toulouse, France Registration is open
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
AGU Fall Meeting 9-13 December 2013 San Francisco, California Abstract submission deadline: 6 August 2013 (11:59 p.m. EDT)
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: 31 July 2013 (extented)
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 
WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium - A healthy ocean for prosperity in the Western Pacific: Science challenges and possible solutions 22-25 April 2014 Nha Trang, Vietman Early registration: 30 October 2013
46th international Liège colloquium on ocean dynamics: Low oxygen environments in marine, estuarine and fresh waters 5-9 May 2014 Liège, Belgium Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2014
IMBER Open Science Conference: Future Oceans 23-27 June 2014 Bergen, Norway Call for abstracts is now open!
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

  • Lingfeng Huang, Shiquan Lin, Yuan Xiong, Jiachang Lu and Linnan Wu. 2013. Progress in the study of the selective feeding of heterotrophic nanoflagellate. Acta Oceanologica Sinica (in Chinese) 35(2): 1-8. Article
  •  lan R. Jenkinson and Jun Sun. 2013. Drag increase and drag reduction found in phytoplankton and bacterial cultures in laminar flow: Are cell surfaces and EPS producing rheological thickening and a Lotus-leaf Effect? Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography (In Press). doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.028. Article
  • Faming Li, Jingling Ren, Li Yan, Sumei Liu, Chenggang Liu, Feng Zhou and Jing Zhang. 2013. The biogeochemical behavior of dissolved aluminum in the southern Yellow Sea: influence of the spring phytoplankton bloom. Chinese Science Bulletin 58(2): 238-248. doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5512-5. Article
  • Shiquan Lin, Lingfeng Huang, Zhisheng Zhu and Xiaoyan Jia. 2013. Changes in size and trophic structure of the nanoflagellate assemblage in response to a spring phytoplankton bloom in the central Yellow Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography  (In Press). doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.017. Article
  • Min Liu, Yi Dong, Wuchang Zhang, Jun Sun, Feng Zhou, Chenggang Liu, Jingling Ren, Sshixiang Bao and Tian Xiao. 2013. Diversity of bacterial community during spring phytoplankton blooms in the central Yellow Sea. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 59(5): 324-332. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2012-0735. Article
  • Min Liu, Tian Xiao, Jun Sun, Hao Wei, Ying Wu, Yi Dong, Yuan Zhao and Wuchang Zhang. 2013. Bacterial community structures associated with a natural spring phytoplankton bloom in the Yellow Sea, China. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography (In Press). doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.016.Article
  • Jun Sun, Yuanyuan Feng, Dan Wang, Shuquan Song, Yan Jiang, Changling Ding and Ying Wu. 2013. Bottom-up control of phytoplankton growth in spring blooms in Central Yellow Sea, China. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography  (In Press). doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.006. Article
  • Jun Sun, Yuanyuan Feng, Feng Zhou, Shuqun Song, Yan Jiang and Changlin Ding. 2013. Top-down control of spring surface phytoplankton blooms by microzooplankton in the Central Yellow Sea, China. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography (In Press). doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.005. Article
  • Ying Yu, Wuchang Zhang, Meiping Feng, Haibo Li, Yuan Zhao and Tian Xiao. 2013. Spatiotemporal distribution patterns of planktonic ciliates in the world sea areas. Chinese Journal of Ecology (in Chinese) 32(4): 1045-1053. Article 
  • Ying Yu, Wuchang Zhang, Zengjie Jiang, Yuan Zhao, Meiping Feng, Haibo Li and Tian Xiao. 2013. Seasonal Variation of planktonic ciliates in sanggou Bay, Huanghai Sea. Acta Oceanologica Sinica (in Chinese) 35(3): 215-224. Article 
  • Ying Yu, Wuchang Zhang, Shiwei Wang and Tian Xiao. 2013. Abundance and biomass of planktonic ciliates in the sea area around Zhangzi Island, Northern Yellow Sea. Acta Ecologica Sinica 33(1): 45-51. doi: 10.1016/j.chnaes.2012.12.007. Article
  • Li Zhao, Yuan Zhao, Wuchang Zhang, Feng Zhou, Cuixia Zhang, Jingling Ren, Xiaobo Ni, Michel Denis and Tian Xiao. 2013. Picoplankton distribution in different water masses of the East China Sea in autumn and winter. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 31(2): 247-266. doi: 10.1007/s00343-013-2085-3.Article
  • Yuan Zhao, Li Zhao, Tian Xiao, Chenggang Liu, Jun Sun, Feng Zhou, Sumei Liu and Lingfeng Huang. 2013. Temporal variation of picoplankton in the spring bloom of Yellow Sea, China. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography (In Press). doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.015. Article
  • Zhuoyi Zhu, Jing Zhang, Ying Wu, Yingying Zhang, Jing Lin and Qian Ji. 2013. Early degradation rate particulate organic carbon and phytoplankton pigments under differenct dissolved oxygen level off the Changjiang (Yangtze) river estuary. Oceanologia et Limbologia Sinica (in Chinese) 44(1): 1-8. Article 
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Funding and collaborative opportunities

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Early career scientist opportunities

Geoengineering Summer School
SOLAS Summer School
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  • Postdoc fellowship in Southern Ocean physics / Southern Ocean climate processes at the University of New South Wales, Australia
    Applicants need to send in a CV including two referees, and a short statement of research interests to Prof. Matthew England
    Applications deadline: open until filled


  • Postdoctoral position in Ocean Acoustics at the University of Liège
    Applications deadline: open until filled
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  • Postdoctoral position in Coastal and Open-ocean Plankton Ecosystem and Dynamical Modeling at IUEM, Brest
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  • Research Fellow in Biogeochemical Modelling at GEOMAR, Kiel
    Application deadline: 23 July 2013
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  • Researcher in climate modelling at NERSC and SKD
    Application deadline: 23 August 2013
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South Africa

  • Professor/Associate Professor in marine biology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban
    Application deadline: 12 July 2013
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  • University Research Committee Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2014 at University of Cape Town
    Application deadline: 8 August 2013
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  • 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
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  • Global Marine Biogeochemical Modeller at National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
    Application deadline: 16 July 2013
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  • Faculty Position in Biological, Chemical or Physical Oceanography at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
    Application deadline: 31 July 2013
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  • Research Technician position at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    Application deadline: 31 July 2013
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  • Two Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Marine Geochemistry at University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
    Application deadline: 14 August 2013
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  • Assistant Researcher in Coral Reef Biogeochemistry at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
    Application deadline: 14 August 2013
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  • Faculty Position(s) in Estuarine/Marine Microbial Ecology at the Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Envrionmental Science
    Application deadline: 1 September 2013
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  • Programmer at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University's Lamont Campus in Rockland County, N.Y.
    Applications deadline: open until filled
    More info...