The Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) scientific steering committee meeting was held from 23-25 April, 2017 at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, China. The meeting was sponsored by IMBeR RPO, IMBeR IPO, and the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC). More than 20 IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members from China, the United States, Britain, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, as well as Dr. Edward R. Urban from Scientific Committee in Oceanic Research (SCOR), and researchers at SKLEC attended the meeting. IMBeR's working group and regional project leaders reported the results of recent years. The IMBeR SSC Chair summarized the achievements of IMBeR and initiated the planning of next, especially highlighted the importance of promoting IMBeR in the Asia-Pacific region.
In order to link-up closely between IMBeR and SKLEC, a scientific symposium was hold between IMBeR and SKLEC scientists. The meeting actively communicated in the fields of physical, chemical, biology oceanography, and coastal zone management.