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n°71 - January 2014


  • The next ESSAS Open Science Meeting will be held at the Geological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, 7-9 April 2014
  • CLIOTOP WG2 workshop at the 5th Bio-logging Science Symposium (27 September 2014, Strasbourg, France)
  • EGU IMBER Special Sessions 
    • BG3.3/OS3.3: Understanding the Indian Ocean System: Past, Present and Future
    • OS3.1/BG3.5: Open Session on Ocean Biogeochemistry
    • OS4.6: Responses to marine global change: Marine sustainability (IMBER / Future Earth / Future Ocean Alliance special session)
  Deadline for abstract submission: 16 January 2014, 13:00 CET
Conference website: www.egu2014.eu/home.html

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IMBER relevant meetings

IMBER sponsored - Austral Summer Institute (ASI XIV) 6-25 January 2014 Concepcion, Chile  
2014 COMPASS Ocean Acidification Communication Workshop 20-22 February 2014 Oahu, HI, USA Registration is closed.
2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference 26-29 January 2014 Mobile, AL, USA Registration is closed.
2014 COMPASS Ocean Acidification Communication Workshop 
20-22 February 2014 Oahu, HI, USA Registration is closed.
Bering Sea Project Open Science Meeting 22-23 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA Expression of Interest: open
2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting 23-28 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA Downloadable daily schedules now available
EMB 4th Open Forum, Arctic 2050: Towards ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean  12 March 2014 Brussels, Belgium Registration is open.
2nd GLP Open Science Meeting  19-21 March 2014  Berlin, Germany Registration is closed.
Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS) Annual Science Meeting  7-9 April 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark  
PICES Open Science Meeting 15-18 April 2014 Big Island, HI, USA Notification of abstract acceptance & financial support grant: 30 January 2014
WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium 22-25 April 2014 Nha Trang, Vietnam Notification of abstract acceptance & financial support grant: 31 January 2014
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014) 27 April - 2 May 2014 Vienna, Austria Abstract submission: 16 January 2014, 13:00 CET
2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference 30 April - 2 May 2014 Seattle, WA, USA Abstract submission is closed.
46th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics: Low Oxygen Environments in Marine, Estuarine and Fresh Waters 5-9 May 2014 Liège, Belgium Abstract submission: 24 January 2014 (extended)
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) (New!) 19-23 May 2014 Portland, OR, USA Abstract submission: 7 February 2014
Goldschmidt 2014  (New!) 8-13 June 2014 Sacramento, CA, USA Abstract submission: 8 February 2014 at 23:59 (GMT)
IMBER Open Science Conference: Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability: multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions 23-27 June 2014 Bergen, Norway Abstract submission: 31 January 2014
AMEMR IV Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research (New!) 30 June - 3 July 2014 Plymouth, UK Abstract submission: 31 January 2014
IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School 4-9 August 2014 Shanghai, China Application deadline: 15 March 2014
2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress 21-25 September 2014 Mérida, Mexico Abstract submission: 15 March 2014

5th Bio-logging Science symposium (BLS5) (New!) 

  • WS5. Variability in the movement patterns of marine predator populations: physiological, behavioural and environmental drivers. A CLIOTOP WG2 workshop 
22-26 September 2014 Strasbourg, France Early registration and abstract submission until March 2014
3rd World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 12-16 October 2014 Qingdao, China Early-bird registration and abstract submission: 30 May 2014
2nd International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet, One Ocean 17-21 November 2014 Barcelona, Spain Abstract submission is open.

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IMBER relevant publications

  • Bi, Q. Q., Du, J. Z., Wu, Y., and Zhang, J. 2013. Particulate organic carbon export flux by 234Th/238U disequilibrium in the continental slope of the East China Sea. Acta Oceanologica Sinica 32(10): 67-73. doi: 10.1007/s13131-013-0303-7 Article
  • Cao, L., Liu, S. M. and Ren, J. L. 2013. Seasonal variations of particulate silicon in the Changjiang (Yangtze River) Estuary and its adjacent area. Acta Oceanologica Sinica 32(4): 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s13131-013-0293-5 Article
  • Guo, F., Tu, R. W. and Wang, W. -X. 2013. Different responses of abalone Haliotis discus hannai to waterborne and dietary-borne copper and zinc exposure. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 91: 10-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.01.002 Article
  • Cao, X. Y., Han, H., Yang, G. P., Ding, H. B. and Zhang, H. H. 2013. A study on the release of oil from oil-contaminated sediment through laboratory experiments. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 224: 1611. doi: 10.1007/s11270-013-1611-4 Article
  • Guo, X. Y., Zhu, X. -H., Long, Y. and Huang D. J. 2013. Spatial variations in the Kuroshio nutrient transport from the East China Sea to south of Japan. Biogeosciences Discuss. 10: 6737-6762. doi: 10.5194/bgd-10-6737-2013 Article
  • Han, T. T., Jiang, Z. J., Fang, J. G., Zhang, J. H., Mao, Y. Z., Zou, J., Huang, Y. and Wang, D. Z. 2013. Carbon dioxide fixation bythe seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture with the scallop Chlamys farreri in Sanggou Bay, China. Aquaculture International 21(5): 1035-1043. doi: 10.1007/s10499-012-9610-9 Article
  • Su, N., Du, J. Z., Li, Y. and Zhang, J. 2013. Evaluation of surface water mixing and associated nutrient fluxes in the East China Sea using 226Ra and 228Ra. Marine Chemistry 156: 108-119. doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2013.04.009 Article 
  • Su, N., Du, J. Z., Liu, S. M. and Zhang, J. 2013. Nutrient fluxes via radium isotopes from the coast to offshore and from the seafloor to upper waters after the 2009 spring bloom in the Yellow Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 97: 33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.003 Article
  • Jiang, Z. J., Fang, J. G., Han, T. T., Mao, Y. Z., Li, J. Q. and Du, M. R. 2013. The role of Gracilaria lemaneiformis in eliminating the dissolved inorganic carbon released from calcification and respiration process of Chlamys farreri. Journal of Applied Phycology. doi: 10.1007/s10811-013-0110-8 Article
  • Jiang, Z. J., Fang, J. G., Mao, Y. Z., Han, T. T. and Wang G. H. 2013. Influence of seaweed aquaculture on marine inorganic carbon dynamics and sea-air CO2 flux. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 44: 133–140. doi: 10.1111/jwas.12000 Article
  • Jin, J., Liu, S. M., Ren, J. L., Liu, C. G., Zhang, J., Zhang, G. L. and Huang, D. J. 2013. Nutrient dynamics and coupling with phytoplankton species composition during the spring blooms in the Yellow Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 97: 16-32. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.002 Article
  • Jin, X. S., Shan, X. J., Li, X. S., Wang, J., Cui, Y. and Zuo, T. 2013. Long-term changes in the fishery ecosystem structure of Laizhou Bay, China. Science China Earth Sciences 56(3): 366-374. doi: 10.1007/s11430-012-4528-7. Article
  • Li, J. Q., Jiang, Z. J., Zhang, J. H., Qiu, J. W., Du, M. R., Bian, D. P. and Fang, J. G. 2013. Detrimental effects of reduced seawater pH on the early development of the Pacific abalone. Marine Pollution Bulletin 74(1): 320-324. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.06.035 Article
  • Li, X. S., Ma, J., Zhao, X. Y., Sun, S. and Huang, D. J. 2013. Spawning aggregation characteristics and batch fecundity of anchovy in the Yellow Sea. Current Development in Oceanography 6(1): 15. Article
  • Lin, Q., Jin, X. S. and Zhang, B. 2013. Trophic interactions, ecosystem structure and function in the southern Yellow Sea. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 31(1): 46-58. doi: 10.1007/s00343-013-2013-6 Article
  • Meier, K. J. S., Beaufort, L., Heussner, S. and Ziveri, P. 2013. The role of ocean acidification in Emiliania huxleyi coccolith thinning in the Mediterranean Sea. Biogeosciences Discussions 10:19701-19730. doi:10.5194/bgd-10-19701-2013 Article
  • Shi, J. H., Zhang, J., Gao, H. W., Tan, S. C., Yao, X. H. and Ren, J. L. 2013. Concentration, solubility and deposition flux of atmospheric particulate nutrients over the Yellow Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 97: 43-50. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.004 Article
  • Song, G. D., Liu, S. M., Marchant, H., Kuypers, M. M. M. and Lavik G.2013. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation, denitrification and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium in the East China Sea sediment. Biogeosciences Discuss 10: 4671-4710. doi: 10.5194/bgd-10-4671-2013 Article
  • Wei, Y. Z., Huang, D. J. and Zhu, X. -H. 2013. Interannual to decadal variability of the Kuroshio Current in the East China Sea from 1955 to 2010 as indicated by in-situ hydrographic data. Journal of Oceanography 69(5): 571-589. doi: 10.1007/s10872-013-0193-5 Article
  • Wu, H., Deng, B., Yuan, R., Hu, J., Gu, J. H., Shen, F., Zhu, J. R. and Zhang, J. 2013. Detiding measurement on transport of the Changjiang-derived buoyant coastal current. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 43, 2388–2399. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-0158.1 Article
  • Wu, Y., Eglinton, T., Yang, L. Y., Deng, B., Montluçon, D. and Zhang, J. 2013. Spatial variability in the abundance, composition, and age of organic matter in surficial sediments of the East China Sea. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 118: 1-13. doi:10.1002/2013JG002286 Article
  • Xue, S. Y,, Fang, J. G., Zhang, J. H., Jiang, Z. J., Mao, Y. Z. and Zhao, F. Z. 2013. Effects of temperature and salinity on the development of the amphipod crustacean Eogammarus sinensisChinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 31(5): 1010-1017. doi: 10.1007/s00343-013-2302-0 Article
  • Zhang, T.R., Shi, J. H., Gao, H. W., Zhang, J. and Yao X. H. 2013. Impact of source and atmospheric processing on Fe solubility in aerosols over the Yellow Sea, China. Atmospheric Environment 75: 249-256. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.04.021 Article
  • Zhou, F., Xuan, J. L., Huang, D. J., Liu, C. G. and Sun, J. 2013. The timing and the magnitude of spring phytoplankton blooms and their relationship with physical forcing in the central Yellow Sea in 2009. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 97: 4-15. Doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.001 Article
  • Zhu, X. H., Kaneko, A., Wu, Q. S., Zhang, C. Z., Taniguchi, N. and Gohda, N. 2013. Mapping tidal current structures in Zhitouyang Bay, China, using coastal acoustic tomography. Oceanic Engineering, IEEE Journal of 38(2): 285-296. doi: 10.1109/JOE.2012.2223911 Article
  • Zhu, Z. Y., Wu, Y., Zhang, J., Dittmar, T., Li, Y., Shao, L. and Ji, Q. 2013. Can primary production contribute non-labile organic matter in the sea:Amino acid enantiomers along the coast south of the Changjiang Estuary in May. Journal of Marine Systems 129: 343-349. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.07.018 Article

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Funding and collaborative opportunities

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Early career scientist opportunities

  • Marine Affairs Program now accepting applications for the 2014/15 Master of Marine Management Program (Halifax, Canada)
Dalhousie University
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  • Postdoctoral  opportunity at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg near Vienna
    Applications accepted year round. Next deadline is October 2014.
    More info…


  • PhD Fellowship in Anthropology of North American Fisheries at Memorial University and TBTI (New!)
    Application deadline: 15 January 2014
    More info...
  • Research Chair in Ocean Chemistry at Dalhousie University, Halifax
    Application deadline: 15 March 2014


  • 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
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  • Research positions available for estuarine, coastal and marginal sea research at the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Executive Director of the ICSU-IAMP Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme at the International Programme based at the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Xiamen, China
    Application deadline: 18 January 2014
    More info...
  • Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Programme at the International Programme Office for IRDR, Beijing, China
    Application deadline: 20 January 2014
    More info...


  • Fixed-term Senior Scientist positions in Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Long-term Change/Marine Benthic Biodiversity at the University of Helsinki
    Review starts on 25 November and open until filled
    More info… 


  • Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) in Paris (New!)
    Application deadline: 25 January 2014
    More info...
  • Electrochemical analyst for marine systems at Laboratory for Space Geophysics and Oceanography, Toulouse, France
    Appointment starts no later than 1 April 2014
  • Postdoctoral position in Biogeochemistry and Salinity Remote Sensing at LOCEAN/IPSL, Paris, France
    Position starts in January 2014
    More info...


  • Two Postdoc positions are offered in the working group 'Paleoclimate Modeling', Institute of Geosciences, University of Kiel (CAU), Germany (New!)
    Open until filled
    More info…


  • Project Scientist in plankton ecosystem modeling at Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Kanagawa, Japan (New!)
    Application deadline: 17 March 2014
    More info... 


  • Marine Instrumentation and Data Scientist position at SAHFOS, Plymouth, Devon (New!)
    Application deadline: 31 January 2014


  • Postdoctoral research scientist in taxon-specific biogeochemistry at the Ocean Biogeochemistry Laboratory, Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences (New!)
    Review of applicants will begin on 8 February 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
    More info...
  • Director for the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies at San Francisco State University (New!)
    Open until filled, but applications received by 3 February 2014 will receive full consideration.
    More info...
  • 2014 Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships at eScience Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (New!)
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Three 9-month, tenure-track positions at the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (New!)
    Preference will be given to applications received prior to 2 January 2014
    More info...
  • Two funded Master's degree positions to study the "Graying of the Fleet" at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK
    Application deadline: 15 January 2014
    More info...
  • Three 2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at MOTE Marine Laboratory Sarasota, FL
    Application deadline: 15 January 2013
    More info...
  • Tenure-Track opportunity at the Dept. of Marine Science, University of Southern Mississippi, MS
    Review starts on 31 January 2014 and open until filled
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral position in Interdisciplinary Research in Sustainability at Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the University of Southern California, LA
    Review starts on 1 February 2014
    More info...

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