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IMBER Open Science Conference “Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability: multiple stressors, drivers, challenges and solutions”

Jun-23-14 to Jun-28-14

Bergen, Norway

The aim of this IMBER workshop is to enlarge the scope of marine regime shift research towards the importance of linkages between the ecological and social systems. This entails investigating impacts of ecological regime shifts on economies but also on social systems with potential feedbacks on the ecosystem. The overall objective of the workshop is to build on the present scientific understanding in order to explore the best strategies to forecast, mitigate or adapt to regime shifts, and to evaluate the range of possible marine policy actions. To achieve this objective, this workshop will bring together experts from both natural and social-economic sciences in order to discuss how to predict and mitigate the effects of ecological marine regime shifts on human societies; to identify the key challenges in this area; to propose possible future scenarios; to evaluate policy and management options; and to build a multidisciplinary (ecology, economics, policy) network to address these issues.