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IMBeR OC-PC Activity Funded by the ESA-Future Earth Joint Program in 2023

Online workshops, trainee mentoring and digital ‘demonstration tools’ for stakeholders: ‘Expanding EO data usage to address climatic changes in the marine biosphere of the northwest Pacific and Indo-Pacific regional seas’ This project stems from the ongoing IMBeR study group activities of the Ocean Colour-based Plant species identification and Carbon flux in the Indo-Pacific oceans (OCPC) and coastal…

New IMBeR publication: Integrating human dimensions in decadal-scale prediction for marine social–ecological systems: lighting the grey zone

This new paper from an international team of IMBeR researchers is an outcome from a workshop at IMBIZO6 on “lighting the grey zone” that explored how human dimensions can be included in decadal-scale prediction systems. The paper reviews information needs for decision-making at decadal scales and explores the challenges of integrating human elements into decadal…

In Memoriam: Prof. Jianwu Tang

IMBeR is deeply saddened to learn that our dearest colleague Jianwu Tang left us on 4 January 2023. Jianwu was a Distinguished Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC), East China Normal University. He has been among the pioneering scientists in blue carbon research, and has passionately supported IMBeR IPO-China…

Second IMBeR Eutrophication Study Group Video Meeting on Dec. 21

IMBeR Eutrophication Study Group held its second video meeting on 21 December 2022 to share research progress and to progress synthesis. Ten members, one early career researcher from SKLEC, and two IMBeR IPO staff attended the meeting. Co-Charis Dongyan Liu and Peter Thompson initiated the session and expressed warmest welcome to everyone, especially the new members…

Call for nominations for new members of the IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee

Nominations are now open for new members of IMBeR’s Scientific Steering Committee.  Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) is an international project co-sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Future Earth. IMBeR’s mission is to Promote integrated marine research and enable capabilities for developing and implementing ocean sustainability options within and across the…

Recap: The Chinese Marginal Seas Case Study 2022 Annual Meeting

The Chinese Marginal Seas (CMS) Case Study is a subprogram of the Continental Margins Working Group supported by the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) and Future Earth Coasts (FEC). After years of COVID-19 pause, the Chinese Marginal Seas Case Study held its third annual meeting virtually on 14-15 November 2022 (full agenda). The opening session…

Video of the IMECaN Workshop on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Interdisciplinary Marine Research is now available

Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in interdisciplinary marine research IMBeR’s Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network (IMECaN) held a virtual workshop on 11 October 2022, that addressed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in interdisciplinary marine research. Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are increasingly expected to work across disciplines, and to have an array of skills to navigate…

IMBeR Scientists Highlight the Need for an Action Plan for the Ocean

The oceans are changing, affecting human communities across the world. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development has generated a global focus on the ocean and its importance for humanity. Extensive projects and activities have been initiated to improve understanding of the ocean and the impacts of change. Over the coming decades, further…

Fisher-women Champion Sustainable Ocean Governance

Governance of coastal and marine resources is a complex socio-ecological endeavour in many African countries. Achieving a balance between food security and economic empowerment, and conservation and sustainable use of marine resources is daunting. Women in West Africa are leading the way and demonstrating a pathway for food fish security through rights-based co-management of estuarine…