IMBeR will hold its sixth IMBIZO (the Zulu word for a gathering) as a virtual event from 18-22 October 2021.
IMBeR aims to promote and enable interdisciplinary marine research and governance to achieve improved prediction of, adaptation to and mitigation of global change towards ocean sustainability. Topics addressed during IMBIZO6 will showcase positive, ‘buoyant’ solutions for ocean sustainability currently being discussed and implemented around the world.
We will follow the usual IMBIZO format of three distinct but interacting workshops. To optimize discussions, the number of IMBIZO6 participants will be limited to about 120 people (around 40 per workshop). The workshop topics are:
- Exploring potential marine options for climate intervention
- Lighting the ‘grey zone’: how can we integrate human dimensions in decadal-scale prediction systems?
- Ocean governance and climate adaptation: comparing responses, charting future courses.
Plenary keynote presentations and poster sessions will enable you to learn about the work of participants in other workshops. More information about IMBIZO6 and each of the workshops is available here. Attendees will be selected on the relevance of their abstracts to the workshop topic. So, choose a workshop and submit an abstract by 30 June!