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Predicting potential compliance of small-scale fishers in Brazil: The need to increase trust to achieve fisheries management goals

Image: Graphic representation of Brazilian small-scale fishers compliance behaviour to fisheries management Many global management and conservation initiatives fail to prevent overfishing, either because they do not include local engagement, surveillance, and enforcement, and/or because they fail to provide alternatives to the short-term losses of those affected by the new measures. Brazilian fishers were interviewed…

New IMBeR Strategy Director, Welcome GiHoon Hong

Professor GiHoon Hong is the new Strategy Director at the IMBeR International Project Office in Shanghai in China. His background is in marine biogeochemistry with a focus on the behaviour of radionuclides in sea and carbon cycles, and their application for addressing emerging scientific and human needs in the world’s ocean. Gi has worked in…

New IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee Members

Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) is delighted to introduce the four new members who joined the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) on 1 January 2021. The SSC is responsible for the development, planning and implementation of IMBeR science as laid out in the IMBeR Science Plan (2016-2025).More information about the SSC is available at IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee. 1…

The Quilt of Sustainable Ocean Governance: Patterns for Practitioners

Stephenson RL, Hobday AJ, Allison EH, Armitage D, Brooks K, Bundy A, Cvitanovic C, Dickey-Collas M, Grilli NM, Gomez C, Jarre A, Kaikkonen L, Kelly R, López R, Muhl E-K, Pennino MG, Tam JC and van Putten I (2021) The Quilt of Sustainable Ocean Governance: Patterns for Practitioners. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:630547. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.630547 Key…

Potential of ocean-based climate action

Authors: Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Phillip Williamson, Carlos Duarte and Alexandre Magnan Implementing the Paris Agreement is a formidable challenge. It requires far-reaching and unprecedented transitions in all sectors, and also large-scale use of negative emissions technologies (NETs), that is removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere by deliberate human activities. Beside mitigation, the ocean is also…

Fostering Global Science Networks in a Post-COVID-19 World

Authors: Alistair J. Hobday, Carol Robinson, Eugene J. Murphy, Alice Newton, Marion Glaser, and Stephanie Brodie Disruptions to global science networks have followed COVID-19 restrictions. Rather than wait for a return to normal, the authors propose in the newly published paper in Oceanography four areas that can ensure a productive and collaborative future for marine…

Continuous moulting by Antarctic krill drives major pulses of carbon export in the north Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean

Authors: C. Manno, S. Fielding, G. Stowasser, E.J. Murphy, S.E. Thorpe & G.A. Tarling Antarctic krill play an important role in biogeochemical cycles and can potentially generate high-particulate organic carbon (POC) fluxes to the deep ocean. They also have an unusual trait of moulting continuously throughout their life-cycle. The authors determine the krill seasonal contribution…

Five organizational features that enable successful interdisciplinary marine research

Authors: Jessica Blythe and Chris Cvitanovic The unique challenges presented by the Anthropocene to marine socio-ecological systems necessitate new approaches of knowledge production that are capable of integrating scientific disciplines to develop solutions that are desirable, equitable, and viable.  Despite increasing rhetorical support for interdisciplinary marine research, however, significant challenges associated with doing interdisciplinary research…

Deep Sea Research Part II: The Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2): Motivating New Exploration in a Poorly Understood Ocean Basin

The recently published Deep-Sea Research II special issue of scientific papers emanating from the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2). It showcases a diverse body of contemporary Indian Ocean research and includes papers on physical, chemical and biological oceanography, and covers trophic levels from phytoplankton to whales. With this volume the IIOE-2 moves closer towards…

Anthropogenic impacts on nutrient variability in the lower Yellow River

From 2001 to 2018, the dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN), dissolved inorganic phosphorus (DIP) and dissolved silicon (DSi) concentrations showed decreasing trends in the Yellow River. These trends may have been influenced by the continuous promotion of protection polices and an increase in public environmental awareness. Extremely low nutrient concentration events were observed since 2014 in…