AMBIO provides a technical forum for students, educators, researchers and governmental and industrial partners with shared interests in marine biogeochemistry. Our mission is to:
- Communicate and facilitate the proposal of strategic research, infrastructure development and collaboration;
- Connect Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with the UK-marine biogeochemical network;
- Enable access to mentoring across institutions for early- and mid-career marine biogeochemists;
- Disseminate recent advances in marine biogeochemistry through the biennial AMBIO science meetings;
- Promote ECRs and celebrate important contributors to marine biogeochemistry through awards, recognition and social engagements at AMBIO meetings;
- Engage other Special Interest Groups for the benefit of cross-disciplinary research.
How can you get involved in the SIG?
Please follow this link to join our mailing list: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=AMBIO-CHALLENGER&A=1
Follow us on Twitter: @ChallengerAMBIO
Next AMBIO SIG Meeting
The 2023 AMBIO conference will be held from September 6th – 8th 2023 at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth PL1 3DH.
We will hold the conference from lunchtime-to-lunchtime, to assist with travel logistics. We will have a few sessions with talks in addition to a poster session and networking, with an exciting AMBIO dinner as an optional extra.
Registration is via the following link:
Here you will also find links to the abstract submission and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity form for the Challenger Society.
A reminder of the sessions as follows:
- Biogeochemistry and Marine Autonomy
- The Cutting Edge of Biogeochemical Observations and Modelling
- The Future of GEOTRACES
- Marine Biogeochemistry at the Sediment-Water Interface
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us (details below).
Kate and Sarah
Townhall Meeting and ECR Networking Event at the Challenger150 Meeting, September 5th 2022, Natural History Museum London.
Biogeochemistry Across Boundaries - a celebration of Professor Tim Jickells
AMBIO held a half-day Town Hall event after the 2018 Challenger Society Conference in Newcastle. Minutes from this meeting are available here, and include our latest SIG developments, present national capability and strategic funding opportunities, plans for AMBIO IX and identified actions for our members. Thanks to all who supported this event and to those who did so remotely but could not attend on the day.
Links to past meetings
AMBIO VIII - The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), September 6th-8th, 2017. You can read a summary of this event on the Challenger blog page.
AMBIO VII - University of Oxford, January 6th-8th, 2016. You can read a summary of this event here.
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change event
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change
Date: 29 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Rupert Howes, Joanna Post, Dr John Siddorn, Dr Siva Thambisetty, Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Dr Darian McBain
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, LSE Campus and online
Many conversations about sustainability and climate-change focus on activities on land – the green part of our planet. This misses a vital part of the puzzle, the role that our oceans play.
Ocean and Coastal Futures - Bursary
As part of our commitment to encouraging and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, Ocean and Coastal Futures is launching its first Coastal Futures Bursary in partnership with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This opportunity is open for young people aged 18 to 30 years old, who are currently underrepresented in the marine and coastal sector and face financial barriers to attending. Individuals do not have to be working or studying in the sector currently but must reside in the UK.
CLASS Modelling Workshop 2024
The CLASS Programme is hosting a Modelling Workshop in early 2024. This is aimed at UK participants only. Event details and criteria to sign up are available here.