IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy (SPIS)
The new IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy (SPIS 2016-2025) is in the final review stage. It is based on the vision “Ocean sustainability under global change for the benefit of society” with the goal to: “Understand, quantify and compare historic and present structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems to predict options for securing or transitioning towards ocean sustainability”. The SPIS is structured around three grand challenges and four innovation challenges supported by a number of research and societal questions. You can see the SPIS here, but please note that it is still in review: IMBeR SPIS 2016-2025 still in review.
- The orignal IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy built on the IGBP/SCOR Framework for Future Research on Biological and Chemical Aspects of Global Change in the Ocean and the OCEANS Open Science Conference held in Paris (France) in 2003. The ideas from these were woven into a framework of four themes, each with a series of issues and priority questions that formed the basis of the IMBeR Science Plan.
- The supplement to the orignal IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy was commissioned by IGBP and SCOR to facilitate the successful merger with the ongoing programmes of GLOBEC.