Summer School

IMBeR ClimEco7: Interdisciplinary ocean science for sustainable development goals

IMBeR ClimEco7: Interdisciplinary ocean science for sustainable development goals


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.

When and where

ClimEco7 will be held at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada from 17-21 August 2020

Who can apply

Post-graduate students and early career researchers from any oceans science discipline and any country in the world!

Focus of ClimEco7

Spanning more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, the ocean is home to some of the most critical ecosystems on the planet. The ocean also supports the livelihoods, food security and cultural wellbeing of hundreds of millions of people. Yet, our oceans are under threat. Oceans are becoming hotter, more acidic, less biodiverse and losing oxygen. Given these challenges, interdisciplinary ocean science is needed to generate rigorous data, conclusions and projections that can inform effective ocean governance, shape ‘blue’ sustainable development initiatives, and support social-ecological sustainability. Indeed, the upcoming UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) aims to provide “the science we need, for the ocean we want”. To this end, the ClimEco7 Summer School aims to foster excellence in interdisciplinary ocean science. Drawing on the expertise of lecturers from the natural, social and economic sciences, participants will develop a strong theoretical and applied understanding of interdisciplinary ocean science. To complement the theoretical content, participants will also gain practical skills through a variety of interactive workshops.

Application Deadline

9 March 2020

Find all the information on the programme and how to apply here.