IMBER Open Science Conference, Bergen, Norway
IMBER Open Science Conference (OSC) 2014: “Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability: multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions”

The Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) project is an interdisciplinary global environmental change research initiative that is focused on understanding the sensitivity of marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems to global change and predicting ocean responses to global change and the effects on the Earth System and human society.

The IMBER Open Science Conference provided a synthesis of a range of topics related to marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem research and the human dimension of global marine change.

The IMBER OSC 2014 was intended to highlight IMBER’s achievements and ambitions, to synthesize and integrate IMBER-related research to provide a basis for a future marine research agenda, especially in light of the emerging ‘Future Earth’ initiative, while maintaining strong links with IMBER co-sponsor, SCOR. It provided an international, open forum for marine researchers and research end-users to share their knowledge and experience. The ultimate goal was thus to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary marine research that addresses human-natural marine science issues in the Anthropocene, towards evidence-based solutions and options related to marine issues at local, regional and global levels; and to provide guidance for decision makers, managers and communities towards marine sustainability.

PERSEUS was represented at IMBER 2014, under its recent official endorsement by IMBER and gave the following presentation: First steps towards Suggesting and Supporting Policies to Achieve Good Environmental Status in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea – PERSEUS Project.