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n°74 - April 2014


  • IMBER Open Science Conference: Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability: multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions (23-27 June 2014, Bergen, Norway)

    Due to the huge interest in the IMBER Future Oceans conference - register and pay now to secure your spot!



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IMBER relevant meetings

Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas (ESSAS) Annual Science Meeting  7-9 April 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark  

PICES FUTURE Open Science Meeting 

  • CLIOTOP co-sponsored workshop
15-18 April 2014 Big Island, HI, USA  
WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium 22-25 April 2014 Nha Trang, Vietnam  
Economic Viability of Small-Scale Fisheries in Africa 23-25 April 2014 Bagamoyo, Tanzania  

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014) 

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)
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 Abstracts can still be submitted for poster presentations
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) 18-23 May 2014 Portland, OR, USA Abstract submission is closed
OCB Scoping Workshops (New) 28-30 May 2014 East Boothbay, ME, USA More information soon
15th GHRSST Meeting (New) 2-6 June 2014 Cape Town, South Africa Notification of acceptance: 14 April 2014
2nd Sharks International symposium (New) 2-6 June 2014 Durban, South Africa Registration deadline: 15 April 2014
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 If your abstract was accepted, register now to secure your spot!
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 Waterville Valley, NH, USA Application deadline: 8 June 2014
3rd International Marine Phytoplankton Identification Workshop 7-18 July 2014 Plymouth, UK Application is closed
15th Southern African Marine Science Symposium 15-18 July 2014 Stellenbosch, South Africa Registration deadline: 31 May 2014
2014 OCB Summer Workshop (New) 21-24 July 2014 Woods Hole, MA, USA Website will go live soon
 IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School 4-9 August 2014 Shanghai, China Application deadline: 15 April 2014
3rd International Marine Conservation Congress 14-18 August 2014 Glasgow, Scotland, UK Early bird registration deadline: 22 April 2014 
1st International Marine Science Communication Conference– New tools and practices (New) 8-9 September 2014 Porto, Portugal Abstract submission deadline: 30 May 2014
49th European Marine Biology Symposium 8-12 September 2014 Saint Petersburg, Russia Early bird registration deadline: 21 April 2014
2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress 21-25 September 2014 Mérida, Mexico Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2014

XXXIII SCAR Biennial Meetings and Open Science Conference (New)

  • IMBER regional programme Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics (ICED) and Ant-ERA and AntClim21 will host a special session entitled "Impact of climate change on Antarctic biota".
25-28 August 2014 Auckland, New Zealand Early bird registration deadline: 5 May 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: 25 April 2014
Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning (New) 28-30 September 2014  New York, NY, USA Application deadline: 10 April 2014
6th BFAR-AFRDI Scientific Conference (New) 1-3 October 2014 San Mateo Rizal, Philippines Abstract submission deadline: 30 May 2014
3rd World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 12-16 October 2014 Qingdao, China Early-bird registration and abstract submission: 30 May 2014
8th European Conference on Ecological Modelling (New) 27-30 October 2014 Marrakech, Morocco Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2014
Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science 2014 28-31 October 2014 Frascati [Rome], Italy Abstract submission deadline: 16 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
3rd international symposium on "Effects of climate change on the world's oceans" (New) 23-27 March 2015 Sanros City, Brazil Workshop proposal submission deadline: 14 April 2014

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IMBER relevant publications

  • Agnalt A.-L., Grefsrud E. S., Farestveit E., Larsen M., & Keulder F., 2013. Deformities in larvae and juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus) exposed to lower pH at two different temperatures. Biogeosciences 10: 7883-7895. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-7883-2013 Article
  • Albright R., Langdon C., & Anthony K. R. N., 2013. Dynamics of seawater carbonate chemistry, production, and calcification of a coral reef flat, central Great Barrier Reef.  Biogeosciences 10: 6747-6758. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6747-2013 Article
  • Andersen S., Grefsrud E. S., & Harboe, T., 2013. Effect of increased pCO2 level on early shell development in great scallop (Pecten maximus Lamarck) larvae. Biogeosciences 10: 6161--6184. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6161-2013 Article
  • Anthony K. R. N., Diaz-Pulido G., Verlinden N., Tilbrook B., & Andersson A. J., 2013. Benthic buffers and boosters of ocean acidification on coral reefs. Biogeosciences 10: 4897--4909. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-4897-2013 Article
  • Barrett P. M., Resing J. A., Buck N. J., Feely R. A., Bullister J. L., Buck C. S. & Landing W. M., in press. Calcium carbonate dissolution in the upper 1000 m of the eastern North Atlantic. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi: 10.1002/2013GB004619 Article
  • Bockmon E. E., Frieder C. A., Navarro M. O., White-Kershek L. A., & Dickson A. G., 2013. Technical Note: Controlled experimental aquarium system for multi-stressor investigation of carbonate chemistry, oxygen saturation, and temperature. Biogeosciences 10: 5967--5975. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-5967-2013 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 10: 6225--6245. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6225-2013 Article
  • Brewer P. G., 2013. A short history of ocean acidification science in the 20th century: a chemist's view. Biogeosciences 10:  7411-7422. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-7411-2013 Article
  • Chambers R. C., Candelmo A. C., Habeck E. A., Poach M. E., Wieczorek D., Cooper K. R., Greenfield C. E., & Phelan  B. A., 2014. Effects of elevated CO2 in the early life stages of summer flounder,Paralichthys dentatus, and potential consequences of ocean acidification. Biogeosciences 11: 1613-1626. doi: 10.5194/bg-11-1613-2014. Article
  • Crook E. D., Cooper H., Potts D. C., Lambert T., & Paytan A., 2013. Impacts of food availability and pCO2 on planulation, juvenile survival, and calcification of the azooxanthellate scleractinian coral Balanophyllia elegans. Biogeosciences 10: 7599-7608. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-7599-2013. Article
  • Davis C. V., Badger M. P. S., Bown P. R., Schmidt D. N., 2013. The response of calcifying plankton to climate change in the Pliocene. Biogeosciences 10: 6131--6139. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6131-2013 Article
  • Gobler C. J. & Talmage S. C., 2013. Short- and long-term consequences of larval stage exposure to constantly and ephemerally elevated carbon dioxide for marine bivalve populations. Biogeosciences 10: 2241-2253. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-2241-2013 Article
  • Guénette S., Araújo J. N. & Bundy A., in press. Exploring the potential effects of climate change on the Western Scotian Shelf ecosystem, Canada. Journal of Marine Systems. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.03.001 Article
  • Hettinger A., Sanford E., Hill T. M., Hosfelt J. D., Russell A. D., & Gaylord B., 2013. The influence of food supply on the response of Olympia oyster larvae to ocean acidification. Biogeosciences 10: 6629-6638. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6629-2013 Article
  • Hofmann G. E., Evans T. G., Kelly M. W., Padilla-Gamiño  J. L., Blanchette C. A., Washburn L., Chan F., McManus M. A., Menge B. A., Gaylord B., Hill T. M., Sanford E., LaVigne M., Rose J. M., Kapsenberg L., &  Dutton J. M., 2014. Exploring local adaptation and the ocean acidification seascape – studies in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Biogeosciences 11: 1053-1064. doi: 10.5194/bg-11-1053-2014 Article
  • Kim T. W., Barry J. P., & Micheli F., 2013. The effects of intermittent exposure to low-pH and low-oxygen conditions on survival and growth of juvenile red abalone. Biogeosciences 10: 7255-7262. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-7255-2013 Article
  • Mattsdotter Björk M., Fransson A., Torstensson A., Chierici M., 2014. Ocean acidification state in western Antarctic surface waters: controls and interannual variability. Biogeosciences 11: 57-73. doi: 10.5194/bg-11-57-2014 Article
  • Orr J. C., Epitalon J.-M. & Gattuso J.-P., 2014. Comparison of seven packages that compute ocean carbonate chemistry. Biogeosciences Discussions 11:5327-5397. doi:10.5194/bgd-11-5327-2014 Article
  • Pedersen S. A., Hansen B. H., Altin D., & Olsen A. J., 2013. Medium-term exposure of the North Atlantic copepod Calanus finmarchicus(Gunnerus, 1770) to CO2-acidified seawater: effects on survival and development.  Biogeosciences 10: 7481-7491. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-7481-2013 Article
  • Sugie K., Endo H., Suzuki K., Nishioka J., Kiyosawa H., & Yoshimura T., 2013. Synergistic effects of pCO2 and iron availability on nutrient consumption ratio of the Bering Sea phytoplankton community. Biogeosciences 10: 6309-6321. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6309-2013 Article
  • Taylor J. R., Lovera C., Whaling P. J., Buck K. R., Pane E. F., & Barry J. P., 2014. Physiological effects of environmental acidification in the deep-sea urchinStrongylocentrotus fragilis. Biogeosciences 11: 1413-1423. doi: 10.5194/bg-11-1413-2014 Article
  • Torstensson A., Hedblom M., Andersson J., Andersson M. X., & Wulff A., 2013. Synergism between elevated pCO2 and temperature on the Antarctic sea ice diatom Nitzschia lecointei. Biogeosciences 10:6391-6401. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6391-2013 Article
  • Wakita M., Watanabe S., Honda M., Nagano A., Kimoto K., Matsumoto K., Kitamura M., Sasaki K., Kawakami H., Fujiki T., Sasaoka K., Nakano Y., & Murata A., 2013. Ocean acidification from 1997 to 2011 in the subarctic western North Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences 10:7817-7827. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-7817-2013 Article
  • Waite A. M., Rossi V., Roughan M., Tilbrook B., Thompson P. A., Feng, M., Wyatt A. S. J., & Raes E. J., 2013. Formation and maintenance of high-nitrate, low pH layers in the eastern Indian Ocean and the role of nitrogen fixation. Biogeosciences 10: 5691--5702. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-5691-2013 Article

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Funding and collaborative opportunities


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Early career scientist opportunities

  • Students and early career researchers - apply now for the IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School on Delineating the issues of climate change and marine ecosystems.: Bridging the gap between research, assessment, policy and management
    Numbers are limited to 60 participants, ensuring excellent discussions and networking, hands-on practical sessions and group work. More information about the summer school and the excellent line up of lecturers
    Limited funding is available for travel grants, so apply now! (deadline: 15 April 2014)
  • Study tropical coastal ecosystems with leading professors (Free online course!)
    The University of Queensland is offering a free, online course 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.
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Cornell Uni. EAS
  • Short Course on Climate Change & Resource Efficiency (11-14 June 2014, Rhodes Business School, Grahamstown, South Africa) (New)
    Closing Date for applications: 2 June 2014
Summer School Sweden July 2014
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  • 2014 PICES Summer School on "End-to-End Models for Marine Resources Management and Research" (26-29 August 2014, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Short Course on Environmental Economics (24-27 September 2014, Rhodes Business School, Grahamstown, South Africa) (New)
    Lecturers: Prof. Geoff Antrobus & Prof. Jen Snowball
    Closing Date for applications: 15 September 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…


  • Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels
    Application deadline: 30 April 2014
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral opportunity at BIOMAR Marine Biology Lab, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
    Application deadline: 30 April 2014 
    More info…


  • Research Chair in Ocean Chemistry at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Application deadline: 30 April 2014  


  • Two full-time postdoctoral positions in oceanography at Millennium Institute of Oceanography (New)
    Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
    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...


  • Postdoctoral researcher in chemical oceanography at Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Wilhelmshaven (New)
    Application deadline: 30 April 2014
  • PhD opportunity in air-sea interaction at Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Wilhelmshaven (New)
    Application deadline: 30 April 2014


  • Project Scientist in Plankton Ecosystem Modelling at Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa (New)
    Application deadline: 14 April 2014
    More info...

South Africa

  • Position to participate in a project on the long-term change in coastal seawater temperature along the coast of South Africa, University of the Western Cape (New)
    Open until filled.
    Short-term opportunity.pdf 61.19 kB
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities
    Application deadline: 31 May 2014 
    More info...


  • Research Chair in Aquaculture Development under an Ecosystem Approach, The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
    Application deadline: 19 April 2014 
    More info...


  • PhD opportunity on the Biological Carbon Pump at UEA and PML (New)
    Application deadline: 19 April 2014 
    More info...
  • PhD opportunity on marine photochemistry at UEA and PML (New)
    Application deadline: 28 March 2014
    More info...


  • Program Officer position at Marine Conservation Initiative, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Washington, DC. (New)
    Open until filled.
    More info...
  • Model Marine Ecosystem Tipping Points Researchers at Princeton University, NJ (New)
    Submit materials by 31 March 2014 for best consideration.
    More info...
  • Marine Scientist for Oceana's Climate and Energy team, Washington, DC.
    Open until filled.
    More info...
  • Lecturer in environmental science, policy or law, University of Maryland College Park campus, MD
    Preference will be given to applications received prior to 6 March 2014
    More info...
  •  Officer at Global Ocean Legacy, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC.
    Open until filled.
    More info...
  • Officer at International Ocean Policy, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC.
    Open until filled.
    More info...

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