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n°77 - July 2014


  • Thanks to all who participated in IMBER´s first Open Science Conference - Future Oceans. By all accounts it was a very successful and enjoyable conference!
    Thanks to all
  • IMBER Position Paper - Open Consultation
    The draft IMBER Position Paper is currently under review to incorporate input received at the IMBER Future Oceans conference. The next iteration will be available in late August.
    If you would like to comment on the Position Paper, please complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IMBER_Position_Paper

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IMBER relevant meetings

3rd International Marine Phytoplankton Identification Workshop 7-18 July 2014 Plymouth, UK  
15th Southern African Marine Science Symposium 15-18 July 2014 Stellenbosch, South Africa  
2014 OCB Summer Workshop 21-24 July 2014 Woods Hole, MA, USA  
IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School 4-9 August 2014 Shanghai, China Lectures will be webcast live each morning
3rd International Marine Conservation Congress 14-18 August 2014 Glasgow, Scotland, UK Registration is open.
1st International Marine Science Communication Conference– New tools and practices 8-9 September 2014 Porto, Portugal Abstract submission is closed.
The Challenger Society for Marine Science 2014 Conference (New) 8-11 September 2014 Plymouth University, UK Abstract submission deadline: 18 July 2014
49th European Marine Biology Symposium 8-12 September 2014 Saint Petersburg, Russia Abstract book and provisional program available to download
2014 SCOR General Meeting 15-17 September 2014 MARUM, Bremen, Germany Registration deadline: 18 September 2014
2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress 21-25 September 2014 Mérida, Mexico  

XXXIII SCAR Biennial Meetings and Open Science Conference

  • 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 is now closed

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 Late registration is open
World Ocean Council Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning 28-30 September 2014 New York, NY, USA Early bird registration deadline is 1 August 2014
6th BFAR-AFRDI Scientific Conference 1-3 October 2014 San Mateo Rizal, Philippines Abstract submission is closed
3rd World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 12-16 October 2014 Qingdao, China Registration deadline: 30 August 2014
Workshop on Chemical Atmosphere-Snow-Sea Ice Interactions: taking the next big step in the field, lab & modelling  (New) 13-15 October 2014 Cambridge, UK Submit an abstract indicating session and poster/oral preference, register and book accommodation in one step by 15 August 2014

PICES 2014 Annual Meeting

  • S3: BIO/MEQ Topic Session. Joint PICES/IMBER/ICES theme session on "Tipping points: defining reference points for ecological indicators of multiple stressors in coastal and marine ecosystem" 
16-26 October 2014 Yeosu, Korea Registration is open
Transatlantic Science Week 2014 - The Arctic: Societies, Sustainability, and Safety (New) 27-29 October 2014 Toronto, Canada Registration deadline is 6 October 2014
8th European Conference on Ecological Modelling 27-30 October 2014 Marrakech, Morocco Author notification: 30 July 2014
Ecopath 30 years - Modelling ecosystem dynamics: beyond boundaries with EwE 4-14 Novemebr 2014 Barcelona, Spain Early registration deadline: 31 August 2014
2nd International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet, One Ocean 17-21 November 2014 Barcelona, Spain Registration is open
1st MARES Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation 17-21 November 2014 Olhão, Portugal Registration is open
AGU Fall Meeting (New) 15-19 December 2014 San Francisco, USA Abstract submission deadline: 6 August 2014
2nd International Conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment in the Indian Ocean 24-26 February 2015 Muscat, Oman Abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2014 (extended)
3rd International Symposium on "Effects of climate change on the world's oceans" 23-27 March 2015 Sanros City, Brazil Abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2014
SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015 7-11 September 2015 Kiel, Germany Abstract submission opens: 1 September 2014

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IMBER relevant publications

  • Brander L.M., Narita D., Rehdanz K & Tol R.S., 2014. The economic impacts of ocean acidification, In: Nunes, P.A.L.D., Kumar, P. & Dedeurwaerdere, T. (Eds.), Handbook on the economics of ecosystem services and biodiversity, pp. 78-92. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited Article
  • Cripps G., Lindeque P. & Flynn K., in press. Parental exposure to elevated pCO2 influences the reproductive success of copepods. Journal of Plankton ResearchArticle 
  • Endres S., Galgani L., Riebesell U., Schulz K.-G. & Engel A., 2014. Stimulated bacterial growth under elevated pCO2: results from an off-shore mesocosm study. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99228. Article
  • Roy T., Lombard F., Bopp L. & Gehlen M., 2014. Projected impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the global biogeography of planktonic foraminifera. Biogeosciences Discussions 11: 10083-10121. Article

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Funding and collaborative opportunities


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Early career scientist opportunities

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  • IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School (4-9 August 2014, Shanghai, China)
    Delineating the issues of climate change and marine ecosystems.: Bridging the gap between research, assessment, policy and management
    The summer school lectures will be broadcast live! 
  • Short Course on Environmental Economics (24-27 September 2014, Rhodes Business School, Grahamstown, South Africa)
    Application deadline: 15 September 2014

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  • Professor / Associate Professor of Fisheries Science, Murdoch University, WA  (New)
    Application deadline: 12 September 2014
    More info...
  • PhD scholarship opportunity: Effects of ocean change on oligotrophic coccolithophore communities – Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry, Southern Cross University, East Lismore, NSW (New)
    Application deadline: Extended until position is filled)
    More info...
  • Research Associate: Microbial ecology and processes, University of Technology Sydney (UTS),  Sydney, NSW, (New)
    Application deadline: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
    More info...


  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Data Manager position in Ostend (New)
    Application deadline: 15 August 2014
    More info...


  • Deputy Executive Officer at the IMBER Regional Project Office, Shanghai (New)
    Application deadline: 31 July 2014
    More info... 
  • Research Faculty and PhD Fellowship opportunities in Chemical Oceanography and Biogeochemistry, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Positions in estuarine, coastal and marginal sea research, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai
    Open until filled
    More info...


  • Ecosystem Coordinator at the Benguela Current Commission, Swakopmund (New)
    Application deadline: 18 July 2014
    More info... 

United Arab Emirates

  • Two postdoctoral research positions, Center for Prototype Climate Modelling, NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, Abu Dhabi (New)
    Open until filled
    More info… 


  • Postdoctoral position in Physical Oceanography, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, NY (New)
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Postdoctoral position in Chesapeake Bay Climate Change Assessment at the Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland, MD (New)
    Review of applications begins: 21 July 2014 (continues until the position is filled)
    More info...
  • Postgraduate Fellowship in Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management and Implementation, Virginia Sea Grant Office, Gloucester Point, VA (New)
    Application deadline: 19 July 2014
    More info...
  • Program Officer, Marine Conservation Initiative, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, CA (New)
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Fishery Analyst / Plan Coordinator, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, Anchorage, AK (New)
    Application deadline: 25 July 2014
    More info...
  • Two positions (Program Manager & Marine Biology Research Technician) at Marine Global Earth Observatory, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (New) 
    Review of applications begins: 21 July 2014 (continues until the position is filled)
    More info...
  • Full-time, tenure-track Physical Oceanographer position at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML), San Jose State University, CA, USA (New)
    Application deadline: 15 August 2014
    More info...
  • Research Associate (Post Doc) position at the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, OR (New)
    Application deadline: 31 July 2014
    More info...
  • Director of National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA (New)
    Review of applications begins: 21 July 2014 (continues until the position is filled)
    More info...
  • Director position at the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, New York, NY (New)
    Review of applications begins 31 July2014
    More info...

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Useful links

  • SOLAS e-bulletin - Issue July 2014 
  • SOLAS Newsletter - Issue 16 / Summer 2014
  • IUCN guidance document on ocean acidification policy and governance options. More info... 
  • Contribute to the OA-ICC data compilation on the biological response to ocean acidification. More info... 
  • The NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) has been launched. More info... 
  • EXPORTS Science Plan Review Deadline for comments: 25 August 2014
  • The Simons Foundation - Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE). Applications for SCOPE Investigator Awards. More info...