IMBeR West Pacific Symposium 2021 “Changing West Pacific Ocean: Science and Sustainability”


IMBeR West Pacific Symposium 2021 “Changing West Pacific Ocean: Science and Sustainability”

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Important Dates

First announcement (Registration and abstracts submission open): 20 July  

Second announcement: 20 August

Deadline for abstracts: 15 September

Registration close: 15 November

The China-Japan-Korea (CJK) IMBeR Symposium on marine ecosystem has been held eight times over the period from 2002 to 2018 to review the achievements and to set the future directions of international ecosystem research in the western North Pacific as a part of the past GLOBEC and the IMBeR regional activities. Responding to the growing needs, the CJK IMBeR community changed its name to the West Pacific Symposium to better assume for the entire West Pacific Ocean, as outlined in the IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy 2016-2025. This kick-off symposium centers around the marine biosphere and its biogeochemistry in the West Pacific Ocean from the Subarctic in the North to the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean and its connectivity with the Arctic, Southern Ocean, and the Indian Ocean to deepen a holistic hemispheric view. All marine habitats including coastal areas (estuaries, saltmarshes, coral reefs, etc.), continental shelf to the deep ocean and their seafloors are of interests. Participants in the IMBeR Regional Programmes, Working Groups, Endorsed Projects, and others are welcome to the symposium.

The symposium is organized by the following thematic sessions:

Session 1: Coastal Blue Carbon: Measurements, Modeling, and Assessment

Session 2: Strengthening Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change and Human Impacts

Session 3: Dried Small Fish: Ecology, Value Chains and Nutrition

Session 4: Ecosystem-Social Interactions in the Coastal Sea

Session 5: Towards the Sustainable Indo-Pacific Region (IPR): Marine Biogeochemistry and Biodiversity

Session 6: Marine Extreme Events: Impacts, Forecasting, and Risk Management

Session 7: Connectivity of the West Pacific and Southern Ocean: The Importance of Oceanic Top Predators

Session 8: Ecosystem, biogeochemistry, and Interventions in the Western Pacific and its marginal seas: Beyond the disciplinary borders

Expected Output

The outcome of the symposium will be published as a special volume of a renowned peer-reviewed international journal.

Please note, there is no charge for this online event.

  • Deadline for abstracts: 15 September
  • An example abstract is provided here

Additional Information

First Announcement Flyer

Meeting Secretariat

IMBeR International Project Office – China

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Date And Time

22 November 2021 to
25 November 2021



Registration End Date

15 November 2021

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