Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network Newsletter
March 2020
Welcome to the second issue of the Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network (IMECaN) newsletter!

If you are interested in providing ideas, contributing a story or being featured in the newsletter, contact us at or @IMECAN4.

In this newsletter:
  • IMECaN’s special issue ‘Future Oceans’ in Frontiers in Marine Sciences
  • ClimEco7 summer school in Vancouver, Canada!
  • Upcoming events in Marine Sciences
  • Job opportunities
  • Online resource for career development
Future Oceans Special Issue in Frontiers in Marine Science
Research Topic Solving Complex Ocean Challenges Through Interdisciplinary Research: Advances from Early Career Marine Scientists

We have had a fantastic response of ECRs to our special issue ‘ Future Ocean s . We had 61 abstract submissions, with all manuscripts due to be submitted by 31 May 2020. Papers will be published on a rolling basis so stay tuned!
Don’t miss ClimEco7 in Vancouver
IMBeR's 'Climate and Ecosystems' Summer School
ClimEco7 is the seventh in a series of “Climate and Ecosystems” biennial summer schools organised by IMBeR, the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project. ClimEco summer schools are designed for 60-70 post-graduate marine science students and early career researchers and are led by an interdisciplinary group of scientists, which includes leaders in their respective fields. More info
ClimEco7 practical info
When and where
17-21 August 2020, University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada
Who can apply
Post-graduate students and early career researchers from any oceans science discipline and any country in the world!
Registration fee
Students: $525 CAD
Early career researchers: $600 CAD
Registration fee includes: Lunch and coffee breaks each day, Ice-breaker dinner, drinks and snacks during the poster session and a subsidized field trip. Accommodation and transport are not included.
Registration deadline
9 March 2020
Check the previous ClimEco summer schools
More info on previous summer schools
Upcoming events
  • The ICES Annual Science Conference 2020 will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 7–10 September 2020. The deadline for abstract submission is 11 March 2020. ICES offers some travel funding for Early Career Scientists. More information
  • The 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a high CO2 world will take place in Lima, Peru from 7-10 September, 2020. The call for abstracts is open until 6 March 2020. More information
  • The VII International Symposium on Marine Sciences will be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 1-3, 2020. The call for abstracts is now closed but registration is open. More information
  • The World Fisheries Congress will take place in Adelaide, Australia from 11-15 October, 2020. The call for abstracts is now closed but registration will start soon. More information
Job opportunities