Request for workshop themes for IMBER IMBIZO III: Please send your suggestions before 15 November 2011
IMBER (Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research) will hold the third in its IMBIZO* series in Goa, India from 28-31 January 2013.
(*IMBIZO is a Zulu word meaning a ‘meeting or gathering’).
Overall theme of IMBIZO lll:
The future of marine biogeochemistry, ecosystems and societies.
Multi-dimensional approaches to the challenges of global change in continental margins and open ocean systems.
We will follow the proven IMBIZO format of three concurrent but interacting workshops, and joint plenary and poster sessions. This has been found to provide a forum for stimulating discussion between interdisciplinary experts and also linkages between biogeochemistry, ecosystem and social science research. To facilitate effective discussion, each workshop will be limited to 40 participants, so participation will be selective. The participants, coming from communities with active interests in the topics, will be chosen to provide balance in scientific disciplines as well as geographic distribution
Each of the three workshops will include oral and poster presentations to showcase the current state of knowledge in each area and discussion sessions to identify key questions to be addressed by IMBER.