The IMBER Open Science Conference (OSC) 2014 “Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability: multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions” includes a wide range of topics related to marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem research, from ocean acidification to management of fisheries, and the human dimensions of global marine change.
The IMBER OSC 2014 is intended to highlight IMBER’s achievements and ambitions, to synthesize and integrate IMBER-related research to provide a basis for a future marine research agenda, especially in light of the emerging ‘Future Earth’ initiative, while maintaining strong links with IMBER co-sponsor, SCOR. It will provide an international, open forum for marine researchers and research end-users to share their knowledge and experience. The ultimate goal is thus to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary marine research that addresses human-natural marine science issues in the Anthropocene, towards evidence-based solutions and options related to marine issues at local, regional and global levels; and to provide guidance for decision makers, managers and communities towards marine sustainability.
The IMBER OSC 2014 will be complemented by a several side events – topical workshops with regional focus, as well as data management and capacity building workshops. world cafés, public lectures and panel discussions are also planned.
Who Should Attend
Members of the research community interested in exchanging ideas on marine issues in the framework of global change and the transitions towards marine sustainability, including those from physical, natural and social sciences and humanities.
Policy advisors and decision makers concerned with the marine environment, fisheries and management of marine ecosystems, and other stakeholders including representatives from local communities and resource managers, fisheries organizations, and all those interested in exchanging ideas with the marine science community on information most useful for their decision-making needs.
Early careers researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral researchers) with specialization in fields related to the IMBER science and researchers from developing and emerging countries are also invited to contribute, especially as some dedicated travel grants should be made available.
Representatives of international initiatives and organizations interested in sharing experiences or learning from IMBER-related activities for their research and education purposes.
Individual researchers who wish to provide input to the evolution of IMBER activities in the future marine research landscape.
Abstract submission until January 31st, 2014