Regional Programmes and Working Groups

Regional Programmes

A network of complementary regional research programmes is essential for the effective implementation of IMBeR. Currently, IMBeR has four regional programmes: CLIOTOP, ESSAS, ICED and SIBER. Regional programmes play an important role in furthering the science goals of IMBeR. By comparing diverse ecosystems, new understanding will emerge about the potential effects of climate and human-induced changes on biogeochemical cycling, food web dynamics, and the societies that are impacted by these changes.

Regional programmes are encouraged to develop implementation plans that facilitate collaboration and communication between individual and national projects.

CLIOTOP

Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators

CLIOTOP website

ESSAS

Ecosystem Studies of Sub-arctic and Arctic Seas

ESSAS website

ICED

Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics

ICED website

SIBER

Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research

SIBER website

Working Groups

The establishment of working groups provide a mechanism to bring together individuals with particular expertise to consider specific research topics. Some IMBeR working groups cut across the themes and issues of the Science Plan, while others are closely aligned with individual themes.

The establishment of working groups provide a mechanism to bring together individuals with particular expertise to consider specific research topics. Some IMBeR working groups cut across the themes and issues of the Science Plan, while others are closely aligned with individual themes.

Currently there are four IMBeR working groups.

Continental Margins Working Group

Joint working group with IMBeR and Future Earth Coasts

CMWG website

Human Dimensions Working Group

HDWG website

Integrated Ocean Carbon Research

Joint working group involving IMBeR, Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission – International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project, World Climate Research Programme/Climate and Ocean: Variability, Predictability and Change, Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study, Global Carbon Project

IOC-R website

SOLAS-IMBeR Ocean Acidification

Joint working group with IMBeR and SOLAS – Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study

SIOA website