Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network Newsletter
March 2023
Welcome to the latest 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:

  • Welcome to the new members of IMECaN organising committee
  • Project management webinar for IMECaN members
  • Interesting Reads
  • Upcoming events (conferences, workshops and symposiums)
  • Jobs and Opportunities

Interesting reads: Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
Welcome to the new members of the IMECaN organising committee
We would like to welcome Kat Maltby and Juliano Palacios Abrantes to IMECaN organising committee.
Kat Maltby

Kat Maltby is a postdoc at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Maine, US. Her research focuses on understanding adaptation and resilience of fisheries and their associated fishing communities facing climate change and other key challenges. As an interdisciplinary scientist she has experience of using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to examine marine climate impacts, adaptation pathways and resilience strategies and attributes in a range of fisheries around the world. She is passionate about working with communities to co-develop solutions to complex ocean challenges. Before moving to the US, Kat obtained her PhD in fisheries science at the University of Exeter (UK) and then worked as a marine climate change scientist at the UK government’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.

Twitter: @k_maltby
Juliano Palacios Abrantes

Juliano Palacios Abrantes is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries of the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on how climate change is shifting the distribution of marine species generating uncertain feedbacks on ecosystems and dependent human communities. He is particularly interested in how these shifts affect international shared fish stocks, threatening their sustainability and accentuating sources of conflict, ultimately highlighting the need for adaptive, collaborative, equitable and ecosystem-based management strategies. While Juliano’s research spans global to local studies, having been born in Brazil and raised in Mexico, he has a special interest in supporting marine research and governance in Latin America.

Twitter: @julianop_a
Online Webinar - Project Management for ECRs in Marine Science
7 March 2023, 4PM GMT

Speaker: Carl Peters - Founder and CEO of Pathfinder Academy
Hosted by IMECaN
Date and hour: March 7, 2023 - 4:00 PM GMT
Register for free in the following link 

Are you an academic researcher struggling to manage your projects effectively? Do you find it challenging to keep your research on track, on time, or on to your and your supervisor’s expectations? Look no further! Join us for a one-hour webinar on project management for academics hosted by IMECaN and Dr. Carl Peters, founder-CEO of Pathfinder Academy and IMECaN member.

In Part 1, we'll provide an overview of the entire project management landscape, including the various frameworks, methodologies, and tools used to plan, execute, and control projects. We'll discuss the different types of projects and the challenges project managers face in today's complex and rapidly changing business environment.

In Part 2, we'll focus on project management for scientists. We'll introduce you to project management principles and techniques that are relevant to research projects in the scientific field. You'll learn how to plan and execute your projects effectively while managing your time and resources efficiently.

And finally, in Part 3, we'll introduce you to the Pathfinder project management framework. This lightweight and pre-tailored solution is specifically designed to help academic researchers manage their projects effectively and efficiently. We'll cover the framework's main components and features, including its adaptive nature and its game-style setup.
Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your project management skills and take your academic research to the next level. Register now for our one-hour webinar on project management for academics!
Upcoming events (conferences, workshops and symposiums)
Marine Spatial Planning in the Tropics
  • Save the date: PADDLE Project (Planning in a Liquid World with Tropical Stakes) final conference on 15th March 2023, in Brest, France. Register here!

The 7th ICES/PICES Zooplankton Production Symposium
  • in Hobart, Australia, 17-22 March 2024.
  • Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2023, fill the Proposal Form here.

MeioScool 2023
  • The MeioScool summer school 2023 will last 5 days with conferences and sessions devoted to field and laboratory work on meiofauna, held in Palma de Mallorca 26-30 June 2023. Student and Young Researcher Grant Application Deadline 15 March 2023. More information here.

SES Global Conversations Webinar
  • 23 March 2023: Social-Ecological Systems at the Land-Sea Interface, with Cormac Walsh & Louis Cellier, hosted by Leuphana University Lüneburg, email for further information.

5th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Ocean
  • 17-21 April 2023 in Bergen, Norway
  • Participants may submit work presented at the symposium for publication in a special issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time from now until 30 September 2023. Go here for details.

Workshop on Assessing the Impact of Fishing on Oceanic Carbon
  •  24-28 April 2023 in ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • If you are interested in joining the workshop please see here for details.

UN ECOSOC Youth Forum 2023
  • 25-27 April 2023
  • UN Headquarters in New York & Online, register here.

  • Organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia from 2nd to 5th July 2023 in Penang, Malaysia.
  • Deadline for Early-bird Registration 15th March 2023

IMBeR ClimEco8 Summer School – Sustaining the Ocean We Need for the Future We Want
  • 19-23 June 2023 in Koper, Slovenia.  
  • More information and call for applications will open SOON here!

  • 11–14 September 2023 in Bilbao, Spain.
  • Call for abstracts now open, deadline for submissions: 21 March 2023

2023 ECNU International Forum for Young Scientists (Scholars) - Marine Sciences Subforum.
  • The forum will be held on 2 March, and Marine Sciences Subforum will be held on 31 March.
  • Details here

Jobs and opportunities


  • Are you a PhD student? Are you interested in emerging topics in coastal marine ecosystems? If your answer is "yes yes", this Summer School is for you- Emerging topics in coastal marine ecosystems, 4-13 July in Cádiz, register here until 9 March.

  • Are you an early career researcher in the marine sciences interested in learning more about scientific publishing and editing? If so, then apply to be mentored with ICES Journal of Marine Science! The deadline for submissions is 17 March 2023.

  • UNNF Strategic Needs Fellowship. The Fellowship consists of a four-month training programme at the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Deadline: 24 March 2023. Apply here

  • Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning is seeking an Associate Editor for a new series of critical reviews. An excellent opportunity for developing editorial experience, with prospects for progression. Details here. Deadline 31 March 2023.

  • Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) 2023 Open Call for Shipboard Fellowship - Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) will be offering a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities onboard research vessels during 2023. This programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the ocean. Learn more and apply here.

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