Carol Robinson and staff members of the IPOs

From left, John Claydon, Lisa Maddison, Carol Robinson, Kai Qin, Fang Zuo

On ECNU campus, Jan. 2020

IMBeR and ECNU agreed that ECNU will support the IMBeR IPO-China for a period of five years commencing from the date of this agreement on 16 Jauanry 2020. The ECNU President, Prof. QIAN Xuhong, and Prof. Carol Robinson, Chair of the IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee signed the MoU and jointly unveiled the IMBeR International Project Office plaque in the presence of all participants.

ECNU signs deal with IMBeR on ocean sustainability

IMBeR sets up its International Project Office-China in ECNU

Regional Project Office (2010-2019)

Front row from left, Julie Hall, Qun Chen;back row from left, Yunxuan Zhou, Pingxing Ding, Shuzhe Ding, Jing Zhang, Liping Peng


Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) previously known as Integrated Marine Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Research, IMBER was initiated by the IGBP/SCOR Ocean Futures Planning Committee in 2005 as an international science project with a focus on marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems. To promote the implementation of IMBER research and implementation strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region, Julie Hall, Chair of IMBeR SSC (2004-2010), and Chen Qun, Vice-President ECNU signed the MOU to establish the IMBeR Regional Project Office at ECNU in 2010. Eileen Hofmann, Chair of IMBeR SSC (2011-2016) announced the official operation of the IMBER Regional Project Office in March, 2011.


Back row, from left: Liuming Hu (IMBER Deputy Executive Officer), Yunxuan Zhou (Director of SKLEC), Shuzhe Ding (Director of the International Exchange Department of ECNU)


During its first three years, the IMBER RPO has made a significant contribution to the implementation of IMBER research and has brought significant benefits to the internationalization of State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research at ECNU. IMBER and ECNU agree to continue their collaboration. Eileen Hofmann (IMBeR SSC Chair 2010 - 2015) and Ziqiang Zhu (Vice-President of ECNU) signed the MOU on behalf of IMBeR and ECNU in 2013.

Back row from left: IMBeR SSC member Ying Wu, Xiuzhen Li, Vice Director of SKLEC,Subin Wang, Deputy Director of the International Exchange Department of ECNU, Gro van der Meeren, Executive Officer of IMBER IPO and Yi Xu IMBeR RPO Deputy Executive Officer.

Carol Robinson and Rongming Wang signed the new MOU on behalf of IMBeR and ECNU on 20 October 2016 at ECNU, Shanghai, China. 


Previous Staff

Dr. Liuming Hu, Deputy Executive Officer, 2011-2014

Dr. Yi Xu, Deputy Executive Officer, 2014-2017

Ms. Xiaona Wang, Project Assistant Trainee, 2018-2019

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