Publication Date: 2015.
The Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) project aims at developing a comprehensive understanding of and accurate predictive capacity of ocean responses to accelerating global change and the consequent effects on the Earth system and human society. Understanding the changing ecology and biogeochemistry of marine ecosystems and their sensitivity and resilience to multiple drivers, pressures and stressors is critical to developing responses that will help reduce the vulnerability of marine-dependent human communities. This overview of the IMBER project provides a synthesis of project achievements and highlights the value of collaborative, interdisciplinary, integrated research approaches as developed and implemented through IMBER regional programs, working groups, project-wide activities, national contributions, and external partnerships. A perspective is provided on the way forward for the next 10 years of the IMBER project as the global environmental change research landscape evolves and as new areas of marine research emerge. IMBER science aims to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary and integrated research that addresses key ocean and social science issues and provides the understanding needed to propose innovative societal responses to changing marine systems.
Author affiliation: Hofmann, Eileen. Old Dominion University; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Bundy, Alida. Bedford Institute of Oceanography; Canadá
Author affiliation: Drinkwater, Ken. Institute of Marine Research; Noruega
Author affiliation: Piola, Alberto Ricardo. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos; Argentina. Ministerio de Defensa. Armada Argentina. Servicio de Hidrografía Naval. Departamento Oceanografía; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Author affiliation: Avril, Bernard. Institute of Marine Research. IMBER International Project Office; Noruega
Author affiliation: Robinson, Carol. University of East Anglia; Reino Unido
Author affiliation: Murphy, Eugene. British Antartic Survey; Reino Unido
Author affiliation: Maddison, Lisa. Institute of Marine Research. IMBER International Project Office; Noruega
Author affiliation: Svendsen, Einar. Institute of Marine Research; Noruega
Author affiliation: Hall, Julie. NIWA; Nueva Zelanda
Author affiliation: Xu, Yi. East China Normal University; China
Repository: CONICET Digital (CONICET). Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas