Tracey Woodhouse

Deadline extension for call for bids to host IMBeR Future Oceans3

IMBeR (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) is seeking a host for its next Open Science Conference – Future Oceans3 – which will be held in 2024. The five-day conference will be preceded by two days of workshops and will provide a focus for the integration and synthesis of IMBeR research activities with the goal of providing…

Climate change is intensifying ocean extremes

Figure above: The temporal evolution of extreme events in the Northeast Pacific. Shown is a time series of the fractional area (20° N–60° N, 115° W–155° W) that is subject to a marine heatwave (light orange), a dual compound event (dark orange or purple) or triple compound event (grey). An event contributes to this metric…

Announcing the new members of the IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee

We are delighted to welcome the following new Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members: Derek Armitage Nina Bednaršek Jingling Ren Samiya Selim (Early Career Representative) Lynne Shannon We are also very pleased to have Dongyan Liu and Boris Worm join us as SSC liaisons with the host institutes our International Project Offices in China and Canada,…

The Global Pandemic Has Shown We Need an Action Plan for the Ocean

Figure above: Schematic illustrating the main elements of an Action Plan for the Ocean. Authors: Eugene J Murphy, Carol Robinson, Alistair James Hobday, Alice Newton, Marion Glaser, Karen Evans, Mark Dickey-Collas, Stephanie Brodie, Marion Gehlen The COVID-19 pandemic is the first serious test of how science can inform decision-making in the face of an immediate global…

Join IMBeR in counting down 2021

Join IMBeR in our first year-end countdown!  Stop by or join us on Twitter (@imber_ipo) every day in December to be inspired, impressed, shocked or motivated to protect our oceans. Starting tomorrow (December 1)!

Socioeconomic impacts of marine heatwaves: Global issues and opportunities

Authors: Kathryn E. Smith, Michael T. Burrows, Alistair J. Hobday, Alex Sen Gupta, Pippa J. Moore, Mads Thomsen, Thomas Wernberg and Dan A. Smale Extreme warming events in the world’s oceans are becoming more widespread and frequent; eight of the 10 most severe recorded events have taken place in the past decade. Smith et al….

Linking social wellbeing and intersectionality to understand gender relations in dried fish value chains

Authors: Madu Galappaththi, Andrea Collins, Derek Armitage, Prateep Nayak This perspective paper advances a comprehensive framework to integrate gender within the study of dried fish value chains. We do so by linking three complementary areas of scholarship: social wellbeing, intersectionality, and value chains. In developing the framework, a key point of departure from existing literature…

Equity in science: advocating for a triple-blind review system

Authors: Stephanie Brodie, André Frainer, Maria Pennino, Shan Jiang, Laura Kaikkonen, Jon Lopez, Kelly Ortega Cisneros, Carl Peters, Samiya Selim and Natasa Vaidianu We propose ‘triple-blind review’ for peer-reviewed journals – a process that keeps author identities and affiliations blind to manuscript editors until after first appraisal. This perspective highlights how triple-blind review could be…