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n°85 - April 2015



Some words of goodwill before the buffé.

From left: Lisa Maddison, Jan Erik Stiansen, Einar Svendsen, Åse Husebø, Olav S. Kjesbu and Silje E. Seim

  • You can now stay in touch with IMBER on your favorite social network
  • Cyndy Chandler (IMBER Data Management Committee) is co-Chair of IODE

Cyndy Chandler

Cyndy Chandler of the IMBER Data Management Committee, has been appointed co-Chair of UNESCO's International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE).

  • 2015 Call for SCOR Working Groups  

SCOR working group proposals due by 15 June 2015. For information and guidelines for submitting proposals see: http://www.scorint.org/Working_Groups/WG_Proposal_Instructions.docx.

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  • Special journal issue from IMBER 'Future Oceans' conference

Marine regime shifts around the globe: Theory, drivers and impacts

Edited by Alessandra Conversi, Christian Möllmann, Carl Folke and Martin Edwards

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  • IMBER IMBIZO IV - Remember to submit abstracts by 30 May! Participants limited to 140

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IMBER relevant meetings

Where's My Fish? New Tools to Visualize Climate and Other Impacts on Marine Animals 22 April 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST Webinar Register to attend: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6573884729137245185
47th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics 4-8 May 2015 Liège, Belgium Abstract submission is closed, but late contributions might be considered as a poster presentation
First JPI Oceans Conference  7 May 2015 Brussels, Belgium Registration is open
1st Annual Hjort Open Science Seminar on Understanding Planktonic Food Webs as a Tool for Marine Management  21 May 2015 Bergen, Norway To register email Selina.Vage@bio.uib.no
International Association for the Study of the Commons: The Commons Amidst Complexity and Change 25-29 May 2015 Edmonton, Canada Abstract submission is closed
2nd Blue Planet Symposium: Bringing Ocean Observations to Users  27-29 May 2015 Cairns, Australia Registration deadline: 27 May 2015. Abstract submission is closed
"The response of pteropods to ocean acidification and climate change" Workshop 1-3 June 2015 Cambridge, UK  Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2015
Mini-symposium on Intermediate Models for Quantifying Ecosystem Population Dynamics, Variability and Uncertainty  1-5 June 2015 Pau, France Registration and payment deadline: 24 April 2015
Scientific Planning Meeting: Implementing a Southern Ocean Observing System (New) 11-12 June 2015 Hobart, Australia Numbers are limited so apply soon
ESSAS Annual Science Meeting - The Role of Ice in the Sea 15-17 June 2015 Seattle, WA, USA Abstract submission is closed
2nd International Ocean Colour Science Meeting 16-18 June 2015 San Francisco, USA Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2015
Conference Jacques Monod: Marine Ecosystems Biology  22-26 June 2015 Roscoff, France Abstract submission is closed
Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Open Science Conference: 20 years of AMT (IMBER endorsed project) 23-25 June 2015 Plymouth, UK Registration is open. Abstract submission is closed
26th IUGG General Assembly Special session on the 50th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Expedition 26-30 June 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Early bird registration deadline: 24 April 2015 (extended)
Our Common Future Under Climate Change Conference  7-10 July 2015 Paris, France Registration is open. Abstract submission is closed
2015 OCB Summer Workshop 20-23 July 2015 Woods Hole MA, USA Info to follow soon
2015 Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Oceanography: Processes at Interfaces: Bridging Spatial, Temporal and Disciplinary Divides from Micro- to Global Scales 26-31 July 2015 Holderness, NH, USA Application deadline: 28 June 2015
25th Goldschmidt Conference 16-21 August 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Abstract submission is closed
SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015 7-11 September 2015 Kiel, Germany Abstract submission deadline: 27 May 2015
GO-SHIP/Argo/ IOCCP Conference 2015  14-18 September 2015 Galway, Ireland Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2015
3rd CLIOTOP Symposium - Future of oceanic animals in a changing ocean 14-18 September 2015 San Sebastian, Spain Abstract submission is closed
1st Altimetry for Regional and Coastal Ocean Models Workshop (Pilot ARCOM Workshop)  31 August – 4 September 2015  Lisbon, Portugal Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2015
2015 ICES Annual Science Conference 21-25 September 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2015
“Trait-based Approaches to Ocean Life” international workshop (New) 5-8 October 2015 Waterville Valley, NH, USA Abstract submission will open soon
9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) "Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet" 5-9 October  2015 Halifax, Canada Abstract submission deadline: 17 April 2015
GLOSS-GE-14 and Indian Ocean Sea Level Science Workshop (New) 19-23 October 2015 Goa, India Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2015
IMBER IMBIZO lV Marine and humans systems. Addressing multiple scales and multiple stressors 26-30 October 2015 Trieste, Italy Abstract submission deadline: 30 May 2015. Attendance numbers are limited, so submit an abstract to be considered!
International Symposium on the Indian Ocean to celebrate The Golden Jubilee of National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa 
& 50th Anniversary of the International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) 
30 November - 4 December 2015  Goa, India Abstract submission deadline for oral presentations: 31 May 2015. Thereafter, abstracts will be considered for poster presentations
Atlantis Summit - Workshop on the Atlantis Ecosystem Model 9-11 December 2015 Honolulu, HI, USA  Important dates to be announced soon!
10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference  20-25 August 2017 Interlaken, Switzerland Subscribe to the mailing list: http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/events/conferences/icdc10/index_en.html to receive info

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IMBER relevant publications

  • Blenckner T., Kannen A., Barausse A., Fischer C., Heymans J., Luisetti T., Todorova V., Valman M. & Mee L. 2015. Past and future challenges in managing European seas. Ecology and Society 20(1): 40 Article
  • Forrest R. E., Savina M., Fulton E. A. & Pitcher T. J. 2015. Do marine ecosystem models give consistent policy evaluations? A comparison of Atlantis and Ecosim. Fisheries Research 167: 293 - 312 Article
  • Krause-Jensen D., Duarte C. M., Hendriks I. E., Meire L., Blicher M. E., Marbà N. & Sejr M. K. 2015. Macroalgae contribute to nested mosaics of pH variability in a sub-Arctic fjord. Biogeosciences Discussions 12: 4907-4945 Article
  • Large S.I., Fay G., Friedland K.D. & Link J.S. 2015. Quantifying Patterns of Change in Marine Ecosystem Response to Multiple Pressures. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0119922. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119922 Article
  • Llopiz J.K. & Hobday A.J. 2015. A global comparative analysis of the feeding dynamics and environmental conditions of larval tunas, mackerels, and billfishes. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 113: 113-124 Article
  • Llopiz J.K., Cowen R.K., Hauff M.J., Ji R., Munday P.L., Muhling B.A., Peck M.A., Richardson D.E., Sogard S. & Sponaugle S. 2014. Early life history and fisheries oceanography: New questions in a changing world.  Oceanography 27(4): 26-41 Article
  • Maugendre L., Gattuso J.-P., Poulton A. J., Dellisanti W., Gaubert M., Guieu C. & Gazeau F. in press. No detectable effect of ocean acidification on plankton metabolism in the NW oligotrophic Mediterranean Sea: results from two mesocosm studies. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Article
  • Meyer J. & Riebesell U. 2015. Reviews and syntheses: Responses of coccolithophores to ocean acidification: a meta-analysis. Biogeosciences 12: 1671-1682 Article
  • Skern-Mauritzen M., Ottersen G., Handegard N. O., Huse G., Dingsør G. E., Stenseth N. C. & Kjesbu O. S. 2015. Ecosystem processes are rarely included in tactical fisheries management. Fish and Fisheries. doi: 10.1111/faf.12111 Article
  • Tanhua T., Orr J. R., Lorenzoni L. & Hansson L. 2015. Monitoring ocean carbon and ocean acidification. WMO Bulletin 64(1). Article
  • Voss R., Quaas M. F., Schmidt J. O. & Kapaun U. 2015. Ocean acidification may aggravate social-ecological trade-offs in coastal fisheries. PLoS One 10(3): e0120376. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120376 Article

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Funding and collaborative opportunities


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Early-career scientist opportunities

  • Hjort Summer School: Fishing and physics as drivers of marine ecosystem dynamics (31 August - 4 September 2015, Bergen Norway)
    Application deadline: 1 May 2015
Hjort Centre
  • Scholarships in Applied Oceanography, University of Malta, Malta (New)
    Deadline for applications: 15 April 2015
    More info...
  • PhD: Science and Management of Climate Change, Ca'Foscari University, Venice, Italy (New)
    Applications close on 24 April 2015 at 13:00 CEST
    More info...
Ca'Foscari University
  • Opportunity for students to submit papers on marine affairs subjects for the Ocean Yearbook Student Prize 
    Submission deadline: 15 May 2015
    More info...  
Ocean Yearbook
  • Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society graduate scholarships for students in atmosphere, meteorology, climate, oceanography and related fields
    Deadline for applications: 20 April 2015 
    More info...
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  • Two fully-funded Masters in fisheries-related research, Too Big To Ignore and Memorial University, St Johns, Canada
    More info...

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  • Benthic ecologist, AIMS, Townsville (New)
    Application deadline: 20 April 2015
    More info...


  • Marine Scientist, Oceana Canada, Toronto (New)
    Application deadline: 24 April 2015
    More info...
  • Two fully-funded Masters studentships in fisheries-related research at Memorial University, St Johns, Newfoundland 
    Applications are now open 
    More info...


  • Assistant Professor: Coastal Physical Oceanography, University of Concepción, Concepción
    Review of applications starts 15 May 2015 and continues until filled
    More info...


  • Faculty positions in Chemical Oceanography, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 
    Open until filled 
    More info...
  • Eight full-time positions in estuarine and coastal research at SKLEC, East China Normal University, Shanghai
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Fifteen full-time positions in marine science at SKLEC, East China Normal University, Shanghai
    Open until filled
    More info...


  • Researcher: Benthic ecology, meiofauna specialist, Ifremer, Brest (New)
    More info...


  • Science Officer: ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexico City (New)
    Application deadline: 3 May 2015
    More info...

South Africa

  •  Project Coordinator, International Ocean Institute (IOI), Cape Town, Southern Africa (New)
    Application deadline: 15 April 2015
    More info...


  • Postdoc: Analysis of network data applied to marine governance, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia
    Review of application begins 15 April, open until filled. 
    More info...


  • Research Liaison Officer, Future Earth Stockholm Secretariat Hub, Stockholm (New)
    Application deadline: 10 May 2015
    More info...


  • PhD: Investigation of the role of anthropogenic forcing in modulating biophysical interactions in the Black Sea using a 'state of the art' coupled hydrodynamic-ecosystem model, NOC and University of Liverpool,  (New)
    Application deadline: 15 May 2015
    More info...
  • Research Fellowship: Dynamics of marine and coastal ecosystems, Bangor University, Bangor (New)
    Application deadline: 15 April 2015
    More info...
  • Postdoc: Carbon capture and storage, British Geological Survey, Cardiff (New)
    Application deadline: 15 April 2015
    More info...
  • Marine Assistant, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge (New)
    Application deadline: 3 May 2015
    More info...

United Arab Emirates

  • Post Doc: Marine biogeochemistry, NYU, Abu Dhabi (New)
    Open until filled
    More info...


  • Post Doc: Ocean Colour, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Pierce, FL (New)
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Associate Scientist, EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA (New)
    Application deadline: 22 April 2015
    More info...
  • Post Doc: Oceanography,  College of the Environment, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (New)
    Review of applications begins 1 June 2015 and continues until a successful applicant is found
    More info...
  • Science Assistant for the Chemical Oceanography (CO) Programs of the USA NSF (New)
    Open until filled
    More info...
  • Chemical/Physical/Biological Oceanographer, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St George's, Bermuda
    Review of application begins 15 April, open until filled. 
    More info... 
  • Post Doc: Biogeochemical modelling, Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, ME
    Open until filled
    More info... (position IRC46412) 
  • Two Ocean Observatories Initiative Data Evaluators, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    Begins ASAP
    More info... 
  • Post Doc with SOCCOM at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
    Open until filled 
    More info... 
  • Post Doc: Southern Ocean air-sea exchange, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
    Open until filled
    More info...

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