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IMBIZO 5: Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management

IMBIZO 5 will be held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA from 2-5 October 2017. The aim of IMBIZO 5 is to progress the implementation of the new IMBeR Science Plan (2016-2025). The overall theme of the meeting is "Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management". This is the basis of the science plan where the research goal is to "Understand, quantify and compare the historic and present structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems to predict and project changes including developing scenarios and options for securing or transitioning towards ocean sustainability".  

The meeting will consist of three concurrent but interacting workshops, with joint plenary, debate and poster sessions. This format has previously been successful in promoting discussion between disciplinary experts, in developing interaction between biogeochemical, ecological and social science research, and in producing synthesis papers and journal special issues. To optimize participant interactions, each of the three workshops will be limited to about 40 participants. 

The themes of the workshops highlight the direction of IMBeR science over the next ten years, and the scales and interactions that will be explored. 

WS1: Critical constraints on future projections of marine systems

Conveners: Laurent Bopp and Eric Galbraith

Keynote speaker: Eddie Allison, University of Washington, USA

WS2: Metabolic diversity and evolution in marine biogeochemical cycling and ocean ecosystem processes

Conveners: Tatiana Rynearson and Gerhard Herndl

Keynote speaker: Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia, USA

WS3: Management Strategy Evaluation: Achieving transparency in natural resource management quantitatively bridging social and natural science uncertainties

Conveners: Ingrid van Putten and Cisco Werner

Keynote speaker: André Punt, University of Washington, USA

To ensure that you are considered to attend, choose a workshop and submit an abstract by 31 May 2017! 

The IMBIZO 5 webpage