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n°72 - February 2014


  • Call for papers for Environmental Science & Technology issue: Ocean acidification: causes, consequences and cures. Deadline to submit manuscripts: 31 March 2014More info...
  • CLIOTOP WG2 workshop at the 5th Bio-logging Science Symposium (27 September 2014, Strasbourg, France)
  • IMBER Special Sessions at EGU
    • 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)
  Early Registration rate deadline: 31 March 2014, 13:00 CET
Conference website: www.egu2014.eu/home.html
  • IMBER Open Science Conference: Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability: multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions (23-27 June 2014, Bergen, Norway)
    Notification of abstract acceptance - end of February. The lower registration fee will be available for one week following notification.

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IMBER relevant meetings

2014 COMPASS Ocean Acidification Communication Workshop 
20-22 February 2014 Oahu, HI, USA  
Bering Sea Project Open Science Meeting 22-23 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA  
2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting 23-28 February 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA A free app for 2014 OSM is  available 
Webinar on Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Marine Areas 25 February 2014 Online Click here to register
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 FUTURE Open Science Meeting 15-18 April 2014 Big Island, HI, USA  
WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium 22-25 April 2014 Nha Trang, Vietnam Confirmation of participation by paper presenters: 15 February 2014
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014) 27 April - 2 May 2014 Vienna, Austria Abstract submission is closed
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 The submission of abstracts is still possible for poster presentations
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) 19-23 May 2014 Portland, OR, USA Abstract submission is closed
OCB Scoping Workshops (New!) 28-30 May 2014 Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine More information soon
Goldschmidt 2014 8-13 June 2014 Sacramento, CA, USA Abstract submission is closed
IMBER Open Science Conference: Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability: multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions  23-27 June 2014 Bergen, Norway Notification of abstract acceptance and travel grants at the end of Feb, in time for the lower registration fee
AMEMR IV Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research 30 June - 3 July 2014 Plymouth, UK Abstract submission is closed
Ocean Global Change Biology Gordon Research Conference 6-11 July 2014 New Hampshire, USA Application deadline: 8 June 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)

  • 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 31 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
First Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation 17-21 November 2014 Olhão, Portugal Abstract submission is open

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IMBER relevant publications

  • A. Mitra, K. J. Flynn, J. M. Burkholder, T. Berge, A. Calbet, J. A. Raven, E. Granéli, P. M. Glibert, P. J. Hansen, D. K. Stoecker, F. Thingstad, U. Tillmann, S. Våge, S. Wilken, and M. V. Zubkov. 2013. The role of mixotrophic protists in the biological carbon pump
    Biogeosciences Discuss (10): 13535-13562. Article
  • A. Romanou, J. Romanski, and W. W. Gregg. 2013. Natural ocean carbon cycle sensitivity to parameterizations of the recycling in a climate model. Biogeosciences Discuss (10): 11111-11153. Article
  • H. Dang and N. Jiao. 2014. Perspectives of the microbial carbon pump with special references to microbial respiration and ecological efficiency. Biogeosciences Discuss (11): 1479-1533. Article
  • J. Wang, H. Hong, Y. Jiang, and X.-H. Yan. 2013. Mechanism for initiation of the offshore phytoplankton bloom in the Taiwan Strait during winter: a physical–biological coupled modeling study. Biogeosciences Discuss (10): 14685-14714. Article
  • N. Jiao, T. Luo, R. Zhang, W. Yan, Y. Lin, Z. I. Johnson, J. Tian, D. Yuan, Q. Yang, J. Sun, D. Hu, and P. Wang. 2013. Presence of Prochlorococcus in the aphotic waters of the western Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences Discuss (10): 9345–9371. Article
  • N. Jiao, Y. Zhang, K. Zhou, Q. Li, M. Dai, J. Liu, J. Guo, and B. Huang. 2013. Why productive upwelling areas are often sources rather than sinks of CO2? – a comparative study on eddy upwellings in the South China Sea. Biogeosciences Discuss (10): 13399-13426. Article
  • S. E. Craig, H. Thomas, C. T. Jones, W. K. W. Li, B. J. W. Greenan, E. H. Shadwick, and W. J. Burt. 2013. Temperature and phytoplankton cell size regulate carbon uptake and carbon overconsumption in the ocean. Biogeosciences Discuss (10):11255-11282. Article
  • Y. Li, T. Luo, J. Sun, L. Cai, N. Jiao, and R. Zhang. 2013. Lytic viral infection of bacterioplankton in deep waters of the western Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences Discuss (10): 19633-19659. Article
  • Y. Zhang, X. Xie, N. Jiao, S. S.-Y. Hsiao, and S.-J. Kao. 2013. Diversity and distribution of amoA-type nitrifying and nirS-type denitrifying microbial communities in the Yangtze River Estuary. Biogeosciences Discuss (10): 17819-17857. Article

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Funding and collaborative opportunities


Early Career Academic Grants for staff at ACU member universities

Deadline for applications:17:00 GMT on Friday 7 February 2014

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Call for Applications: PhD Scholarship provided by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (New!)

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"The Future Ocean" calls for research project proposal
Application deadline: 28 February 2014
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The SCAR Visiting Professor Scheme
Ocean Acidification Funding Opportunity: Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPrize
Early-bird registration deadline: March 2014

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Early career scientist opportunities

  • IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School on Delineating the issues of climate change and marine ecosystems, is a must for anyone who is interested in the complex issues facing marine ecosystems and the human societies that depend on them.
    Numbers are limited to 60 participants, ensuring excellent discussions and networking, hands-on practical sessions and group work.
    Limited funding is available for travel grants, so apply now! (deadline 15 March 2014)
  • Deep-sea Discoveries in the Atlantic, onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
    An online workshop to advance transatlantic ocean science literacy (3 March - 4 April 2014) (New!)
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  • Study tropical coastal ecosystems with leading professors (A free 7-week online course!) (New!)
    The University of Queensland is offering a free, online course led by Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and delivered by world leaders in coastal ecology. The seven-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), starts on 28 April 2014 and is designed for resource managers, students, professionals, divers and anyone with an interest in coastal ecology and marine conservation.
Cornell Uni. EAS
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Summer School Sweden July 2014
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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…


  • Research Chair in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management at Dalhousie University, Halifax
    Application deadline: 15 March 2014


  • Lead National Fisheries Data Collectors, International Marine Mammal Bycatch Assessment Project (New!)
    Start in February 2014
    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...
  • 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...


  • Lead National Fisheries Data Collectors, International Marine Mammal Bycatch Assessment Project (New!)
    Start immediately!
    More info…


  • Fixed-term Senior Scientist positions in Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Long-term Change/Marine Benthic Biodiversity at the University of Helsinki
    Open until filled
    More info… 


  • Electrochemical analyst for marine systems at Laboratory for Space Geophysics and Oceanography, Toulouse, France
    Appointment must start by 1 April 2014


  • Two PhD positions available in Earth and Ocean Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway (New!)
    Closing date: 17:00 (GMT) on 28 February 2014
    More info...


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

South Africa

  • PhD and MSc bursaries in quantitative ecology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) (New!)
    Application deadline: 23 February 2014
     Job-SEEC Bursaries20140210
  • Job offers: 2 coastal engineers posts (Ref. #303255 and #303256) at CSIR, Stellenbosch (near Cape Town) (New!)
    Application deadline: 14 February 2014
    More info...


  • Lead National Fisheries Data Collectors, International Marine Mammal Bycatch Assessment Project (New!)
    Start in February 2014
    More info…


  • Research Scientist/Engineer position at PMEL/JISAO Carbon Group, University of Washington, WA  (New!)
    Open until filled.
    More info...
  • Lab Supervisor position in the Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Science at Old Dominion University, VA (New!)
    Start immediately.
    More info...
  • Science Fellow to work on global fisheries management, science and policy at Oceana, Washington, DC. (New!)
    Submit materials by 3 February 2014 for best consideration.
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Aquatic Biogeochemistry at the University of Florida, FL (New!)
    Review of applications will begin on 1 March  2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
    More info...
  • OAEL Lab manager position at the Friday Harbor Labs, the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (New!)
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Polar Science Center, the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (New!)
    Screening of applicants will begin 1 March 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral research scientist in taxon-specific biogeochemistry at the Ocean Biogeochemistry Laboratory, Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences, ME
    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, CA
    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
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Three 9-month, tenure-track positions at the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    More info...
  • Tenure-Track opportunity at the Dept. of Marine Science, University of Southern Mississippi, MS
    Review started 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 started on 1 February 2014
    More info...

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Useful links

  • The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) re-opens its data submission for version 3 until 28 February 2014. More info...