IMBeR IMBIZO 5: Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management will take place October 2-5, 2017 (Woods Hole, MA).
Imbizo is a Zulu word for “gathering.” This international meeting, which occurs every two years, consists of three concurrent workshops on timely topics, as well as activities that cut across the workshops to foster a stimulating cross-disciplinary dialog in support of better integration of marine and human systems.
The meeting will follow the proven format of three concurrent but interacting workshops, with joint plenary and poster sessions. This format has been shown to provide an excellent forum for stimulating discussion between disciplinary experts, and to encourage links and collaboration between biogeochemical, ecological and social science research, and in producing outputs. To optimize participant interactions, each workshop will be limited to about 40 participants, selected on the relevance of the abstracts submitted.
This year, the three concurrent workshops are as follows:
- Management Strategy Evaluation: Achieving transparency in natural resource management quantitatively bridging social and natural science uncertainties
Each workshop will prepare a white paper or a special journal issue containing synthesis and primary research papers resulting from the workshop contributions and discussions.