The Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project is planning its second Open Science Conference in 2019. The themes of this conference will include the understanding of marine ecosystems, improving future ocean-human systems, and improving and sustaining ocean governance.
The marine research community is invited to contribute proposals for sessions and workshops related to the Conference themes. Workshops and topical sessions focused on the IMBeR Grand and Innovation Challenges outlined in the IMBeR Science Plan, results from IMBeR Working Groups and Regional Programmes, and IMBeR-relevant research at the interface of natural and human sciences are especially encouraged.
Session and workshop proposals should include a short description of the proposed topic, convener(s) names and affiliations, format (e.g., oral, poster, discussion with panel, world cafe), and potential number of participants. Workshop proposals should indicate whether they are intended to be a full- or half-day, and include clearly defined outputs, such as a research paper, special issue in a high impact peer-reviewed journal, or a position paper. Innovative formats that promote strategic thinking and new ideas are welcome.