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.
National Marine Equipment Pool: Autumn 2023 call (Round 4) for applications
Members of the UK marine science community are invited to submit applications for items of equipment to be considered for addition to the National Marine Equipment Pool (NMEP). Full details of the application process are available on the Marine Facilities Advisory Board (MFAB) website and questions to Jackie Pearson, MFAB Secretary, are welcome. The closing date for applications is Friday 15 December 2023.
Measurement Systems for 21st Century Oceanography
There is an imperative to measure the ocean in greater detail if we are to chart a sustainable future on this planet. The Net-Zero Oceanographic Capability Scoping Study (2021), commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), therefore undertook a detailed review of the sensor systems and networks that will be needed to meet anticipated marine science priorities. The Future Marine Research Infrastructure (FMRI) Programme is continuing this engagement to shape NERC’s strategic investment in measurement technologies that enable new and different science.
Exciting opportunity – MEDIN Chair
The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) is seeking an outstanding new Chair, who can bring strategic leadership, enthusiasm and independent thinking to our Sponsors’ Board and Executive Team at a significant time in our development. Further information about the role can be found here.