AMBIO provides a technical forum for stduents, 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 email us at challengerambio@gmail to join our mailing list, and follow us on twitter: @ChallengerAMBIO


Recent Activity
Biogeochemistry Across Boundaries - a celebration of Professor Tim Jickells
AMBIO IX 24th-27th June 2019, UEA
 
About AMBIO IX: On the occasion of AMBIO’s ninth biennial meeting, we are delighted to celebrate the immense contributions of Professor Tim Jickells. Tim’s career has touched the full breadth of marine biogeochemistry, where he has personally pioneered transformative research and championed support for many of us in diverse roles of marine biogeochemical research, teaching and governance at local, national and international scales.
 
With support from the Challenger Society, University of East Anglia, Planet Ocean Ltd and Cefas, we look forward to hosting a 3-day conference in Norwich, with a celebratory dinner to be held on Wednesday June 26th. A outline programme is available here.

 
CONFIRMED KEYNOTES:
Professor Robert Duce, Texas A&M University
Assnt. Professor Laura Bristow, University of Southern Denmark
Professor Richard Sanders, National Oceanography Centre
Dr Sian Henely, University of Edinburgh
Professor Tim Jickells, University of East Anglia
 
 
Minutes of AMBIO Town Hall Meeting, 2018
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.
  
Minutes of AMBIO Town Hall Meeting, 2018
 
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.
  

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