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Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Open Science Conference 23-27 June 2014, Bergen, Norway


Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Open Science Conference

Date:   23-27 June 2014
Place: Bergen, Norway
“Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability:multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions”

Call for Sessions and Workshops

The Integrated Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Project is convening its Open Science Conference from 23-27 June 2014 in Bergen, Norway, with the goals of:

  • highlighting research results from the IMBER project and activities,
  • promoting integrated synthesis of IMBER research, and
  • developing a science plan and implementation strategy for the next phase of IMBER research.

The biogeochemistry and ecosystem research community is kindly invited to contribute proposals for sessions and workshops related to the goals of the IMBER Open Science Conference. Workshops and topical sessions that focus on integration across IMBER research themes, results from IMBER Working Groups and Regional Programmes, and IMBER-relevant research at the interface of natural and human sciences are especially encouraged.

Session and workshop proposals should include a short description of the proposed topic, convener(s), format (e.g., oral, poster, discussion with panel, world cafe), and potential number of participants. Workshop proposals should also include clearly defined outputs, such as a research paper, a special issue in a leading journal, or a position paper. Innovative formats that promote strategic thinking and new ideas are especially encouraged.

Proposals should be sent to by Friday 15th March 2013. Each proposal will be evaluated by the Scientific Organizing Committee.

Notification of proposal acceptance will be in late April 2013. The open call for presentation abstracts will be advertised from early May 2013.

IMBER science is structured around four research themes:
More information on the IMBER Open Science Conference: