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Trends in South Pacific fisheries management

While categorized as Small Island Developing States, South Pacific Island nations are the custodians of major ocean areas containing marine resources of high commercial and environmental significance. Yet, these resources are threatened by climate change, overfishing, Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, as well as habitat destruction. The study, carried out in the early stage…

Science-Industry Collaboration – Sideways or Highways to Ocean Sustainability?

Achieving ocean sustainability requires collaborations amongst diverse actors. As a result, the past 20 years has seen an increased focus on supporting partnerships across academic disciplines, the science-policy interface, and with practitioners of ocean sustainability.  One area, however, that has received less attention are collaborations between industry and science. The importance of such cooperation is…

Transforming ocean science for a better world

Great progress has been made in measuring and monitoring the ocean, understanding of ocean and ecosystem processes and their role in maintaining the climate and food systems, forecasting and predicting ocean related impacts to coastal communities and implementing management and conservation frameworks that reduce threats and restore some key ecosystems. However, the basic benefits that…

Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

IMBeR and CLIOTOP would like to congratulate Sophie Bestley on receiving an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. Sophie specialises in developing mathematical models for estimating movement processes in animals of high conservation value and currently leads the CLIOTOP Task Team Animal movement and prediction: modelling animal behaviour in a changing climate. She…

The 2016-2025 IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy has been ratified!

After an intensive consultation and review process that began in 2012, the IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy (SPIS) has now been sanctioned by IMBeR’s sponsors – the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Future Earth. The SPIS outlines IMBeR´s research agenda until 2025, towards its vision of Ocean sustainability under global change for…

Call for proposals on climate predictability and inter-regional linkages

2015 International Opportunities Fund (IOF). This call aims to support medium-size research projects of 3-4 years duration, and recommends a budget of between 1 and 3 M€.Published 03.06.2015 – Updated 07.09.2016 The Belmont Forum and JPI-Climate have launched a call for proposals on climate predictability and inter-regional linkages (drivers and mechanisms linking Poles & Monsoons for societal…

New IMBeR-Future Earth Coasts Continental Margins Working Group

New IMBeR-Future Earth Coasts Continental Margins Working Group IMBeR is pleased to welcome Richard Bellerby and Su Mei Liu, the two new IMBeR co-Chairs of the IMBeR-Future Earth Coasts (FEC) Continental Margins Working Group (CMWG).Published 05.03.2018 – Updated 05.03.2018 Richard is a marine biogeochemist studying the system interplay between ocean chemistry, marine ecosystems, climate change…

Call for Expressions of Interest to host the IMBeR International Project Office

IMBeR is a multidisciplinary global environmental change research initiative sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Future Earth. It began in 2005 and has advanced understanding about potential marine environmental effects of global change, and the impacts and linkages to human systems at multiple scales. It is apparent that the complex environmental issues and…

John Claydon is the new IMBeR Executive Officer

We are delighted to introduce, John Claydon, IMBeR’s new Executive Officer! John has a background as a marine ecologist focusing on tropical marine systems, and has worked in a range of roles that includes research, teaching, management, policy, and governance. His most recent position was Director of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources for…

Version 6 of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas now available

SOCAT scientists proudly announce the release of Version 6 of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas. The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT, www.socat.info) is a synthesis activity by international marine carbon scientists (>100 contributors) with annual public releases. SOCAT version 6 has 23.4 million quality-controlled in situ surface ocean fCO2 (fugacity of carbon dioxide) measurements from 1957 to 2017…