Thank you to Ocean Frontier Institute and Meopar

Since April 2020, the Ocean Frontier Institute and Meopar (Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network) have hosted the IMBeR International Project Office based at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Sadly, this four-year hosting commitment will be coming to an end on 31st March this year, and the IMBeR IPO in Canada will be closing. IMBeR would like to offer our sincerest thanks for the support provided by these generous hosts. This support has been pivotal to the progression of IMBeR and its science plan.

Together, during this four year period we have –

Progressed early career capacity development through –

Held or helped with administration of conferences – IMBIZO6 (virtual, 2021)*, ESSAS Annual Science Meetings 2021 (virtual), 2022 (USA), 2023 (Norway), 5th CSD Annual Conference on Sustainable Development 2022 – Unpacking Sustainability, Resilience, and Equity (Bangladesh),

While also progressing the planning for future conferences IMBIZO7* (Morocco, September 2024) and Future Ocean3 (Colombia, March 2025)

[*Events endorsed as activities of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.]

We also developed the IMBeR-OFI Marine Data Hub.

None of these would have been possible without the support of the IPO’s hosts.

From 1st April, all administration of IMBeR will be carried out by the IPO in Shanghai, China (