We are pleased to invite you to the Advances in Marine Biogeochemistry (AMBIO) VIII Conference hosted by SAMS from 6 to 8 September 2017.
This is the biennial meeting of the Challenger Society's Marine Biogeochemistry Forum. It attracts early career researchers from institutions across the UK, and provides a fantastic opportunity for networking and forming new collaborations.
The conference aims to present the state-of-the-art in research and technology in the field of marine biogeochemistry in the UK.
Day 1 will cover currently emerging and highly topical aspects of research, with a line-up of exciting keynote speakers.
Day 2 will be dedicated to celebrating Peter Statham’s career, with notable keynote speakers reflecting the highlights and diversity of his research interests.
The organisation of topical workshops on Day 3 will provide the opportunity to focus on subject-specific collaborations to target funding and research outputs.
We are grateful to the conference funders:
The deadline for abstract submission is 23 June 2017.
If you would like to present your research at AMBIO VIII, please register online and email your abstract as a Word document to AMBIO@sams.ac.uk.
Abstracts should be <200 words (excluding the title and authors), list the names and affiliations of authors, and identify the presenting author. Please indicate if you would prefer an oral or poster presentation slot.
The provisional programme is provided below. Full details to follow in August.
Tuesday 5 Sept 2017
18.00 Informal icebreaker in Oban
Wednesday 6 Sept 2017: Day 1
08.30 Registration and coffee
09.30 Welcome from Prof Nick Owens
09.45 Four oral sessions and keynotes and research highlights
- Susan Little, Imperial College London
Progress in ground-truthing metal stable isotopes as tracers in paleoceanography
- Luke Bridgestock, University of Oxford
Isotopic insights into the marine biogeochemical barium cycle
- Susan Fitzer, University of Glasgow
An understanding of biomineralisation pathways is key to predict climate change impact on aquaculture
- Rachel Jeffreys, University of Liverpool
18.00 Poster session
Thu 7 Sept 2017: Day 2 A celebration of Peter Statham’s career
09.30 Four oral sessions and keynotes (below), and research highlights
- Martyn Tranter, University of Bristol
- more to be confirmed
17.45 Poster session
19.00 AMBIO bus to dinner and ceilidh in Oban!
Fri 8 Sept 2017: Day 3
We are organising up to four topical workshops on Day 3 to target collaboration and funding opportunities.
If you have a specific topic you would like to draw to the attention of AMBIO delegates for further discussion, please send us a brief description by email (AMBIO@sams.ac.uk).
The deadline for registering is 23 June 2017.
The cost of attending the AMBIO VIII conference includes the dinner and ceilidh on the Thursday evening.
- £60 member of the Challenger Society
- £100 non-member
- £80 member of the Challenger Society
- £120 non-member
Oban is a popular destination, particularly in summer. It is advisable to book early to secure your choice of accommodation.
Oban has a wide range of accommodation on offer from youth hostels and bunkhouses, B&Bs, to four star hotels.
If you are not travelling by car, we recommend you stay in Oban itself as bus travel to and from the AMBIO conference will be provided from Oban town centre.
Previous visitors have stayed in the following accommodation providers in Oban
- Backpackers Plus, refurbished hostel accommodation in a lovely old church, from £15 per dorm bed or £25 per private room
- Barriemore Guesthouse, on Oban's seafront: £33-£75
- Corriemar House B&B, on Oban's seafront (from our recent experience, Corriemar is slightly higher in price than some local B&Bs, but worth the extra investment)
- Failte B&B, on the hill in Oban: £40-£75
- Kimberley Hotel, Oban: £40-£60
- King’s Knoll Hotel, Oban: £80-£90
- Manor House, Oban: £86-£118.50 dinner, bed and breakfast
- Oban Backpackers for budget dorm accommodation in central Oban
- Oban Bay Hotel and Spa on Oban's seafront: £45-£85
- Oban Youth Hostel on the seafront for en-suite dorm and family accommodation
- Queens Hotel on Oban's seafront
- The Ranald Hotel from £55 per room
- Rowantree Hotel, Oban centre: £30-£50
- Royal Hotel on Oban's Argyll Square
- Wellpark House on the esplanade in Oban. Recent reports are that the owners are particularly attentive and have looked after our visitors extremely well.
Accommodation outside Oban
Scottish Marine Institute
Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA
T: 01631 559000
F: 01631 559001