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IMBeR 跨学科海洋青年学者联盟( IMECaN )主办会议 海洋空间规划研讨会 将于 8 月在线上召开
Please mark your calendars and save the dates to join this virtual interdisciplinary workshop for early career professionals. The workshop focuses on how to integrate social, cultural, economic and ecological objectives into marine spatial planning. 
June 2020, No. 4

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Past and Future Grand Challenges
in Marine Ecosystem Ecology

作为 Frontiers in Marine Science 期刊设置的学术栏目,海洋生态系统生态学更新了刊登稿件的范围。期刊的专业主编和副编辑讨论并明确了海洋生态系统生态学在未来十年值得研究的六大挑战,涉及理解多样性和生态系统过程、结构和功能之间的相互作用;生态系统转换、生物多样性和栖息地丧失;生态修复;人类涉海活动的可持续发展策略;海洋健康评估、作为转换驱动力的累积的人类影响和气候变化评估;以及海洋保护。
Summary of the new (N) and updated Grand Challenges faced by marine ecosystems in the next decade, as identified by the editorial board of Frontiers in Marine Science (section Marine Ecosystems Ecology), which need to be addressed from science in different ways.

Marine Ecosystem Ecology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, has a renewed scope. The Specialty Chief Editor and the Associate Editors of the journal, have discussed the main challenges in marine ecosystems ecology for coming decade, deserving research and have identified six main challenges, ranging from understanding of interaction among diversity and ecosystem processes, structure and function, to ecosystem shifts, biodiversity and habitat loss, restoration, sustainability strategies for human activities in the ocean, including the assessment of ocean health, cumulative human impacts and climate change, as drivers of shifts, or marine conservation.
Eight secondary challenges include the links between ocean health with human health, impacts of alien species, loss of natural coastlines and ecosystem services, impacts on the deep ocean, impacts in the land-ocean continuum, the ‘holobiont’ paradigm, ecosystem-based management, and emerging pollutants. As governance and social priorities, the editors identified some major challenges: meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals, new methods into decision support tools for policy frameworks, climate-ready Marine Spatial Planning and MPAs, transnational observation strategies, engaging society more effectively in ocean science, and the role of fake news. Finally, some methodological priorities are: developing molecular tools for marine applications, addressing problems multidimensionally, promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies, use of big data and machine learning, modelling and developing thresholds/targets to assess current and future ecosystems health. You can read this paper here.

IMBeR – Future Earth Coasts(FEC)陆架边缘海工作组中方团队线上会议顺利召开
IMBeR – FEC Continental Margins Working Group Chinese Team virtual meeting held on 27 May 2020
The IMBeR – FEC Continental Margins Working Group is co-Chaired by Richard Bellerby and Su Mei Liu, aiming to couple environmental and ecological change to service variability and developing scenarios of future marginal seas services. To kick-off the Chinese Marginal Seas Case Study, Su Mei convened a virtual meeting and tentatively decided five task teams, they are:
Task Team #1 – The eco-environment change in the last 50 years (led by Su Mei, Ocean University of China)
Task Team #2 – Impacts of mariculture on eco-environment and scientific basis actions for sustainability (led by Zeng-Jie Jiang, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences)
Ying Wu (IMBeR SSC member), Fang Zuo
and Kai Qin (IMBeR IPO-China) attended
the meeting virtually at SKLEC, ECNU.

Task Team #3 – Occurrence, ecological impact and management strategy of emerging pollutants in marine and polar environment (led by Guang-shui Na, National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center)
Task Team #4 – Environmental risks of microplastics pollution and sustainable development strategies in coastal zones (led by Yong-ming Luo, Institute of Soil Science Chinese Academy of Science, and Chen Tu, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research,
Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Task Team #5 – Coastal zone management and policy studies in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (led by Jia-Yu Bai, Ocean University of China)
A newsletter with updates on Chinese Marginal Seas Case Study will be coming up soon!

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第六届 IMBeR ClimEco 暑期班课程
IMBeR ClimEco6 Summer School
videos are free online
第六届 IMBeR ClimEco 暑期班课程在 IMBeR 优酷频道上线啦!为了弥补今年 IMBeR 暑期班取消的遗憾, IMBeR 优酷频道上线了上一届于 2018 年在印尼日惹举办的暑期班课程录像,共 17 个视频,总时长约 12.5 小时,可免费在线学习。
IMBeR ClimEco6 Summer School videos are available to watch on IMBeR Youku channel now! To make up for the cancellation of IMBeR summer school this year, IMBeR Youku channel launched 17 videos (Runtime: ca. 12.5 hours) from IMBeR ClimEco6 Summer School held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2018. Click here to start free online learning.