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Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct outlines existing as well as newly defined ICES principles, guidelines, and practices for key areas of organizational activity.

​​​​​ICES vision is to be a world-leading scientific organization, providing the knowledge for sustainable use of the seas. ​​

At the heart of this vision is good cooperation and within our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, we outline the spirit in which we aim to work together in a safe and respectful environment.

​ICES Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct provides guidance on good scientific practice, identifying and handling actual, potential, or perceived Conflicts of Interest, defines the standard for behaviours of participants in ICES activities, and sets the responsibilities of those contributing to our work, including environmental responsibilities.

The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies to anyone partaking in any ICES activity including staff, officials, members, participants, speakers, volunteers, and exhibitors. 

Meeting chairs and event organizers are expected to set the tone for inclusive collaboration. The chair/organizer should be especially alert to any bias or discrimination exhibited against others and act to prevent it. The  Code  of  Ethics  and  Professional Conduct  does  not  affect  the  application  of  other  relevant  policies, regulations, rules, or laws regulating the premises where the ICES activity takes place.

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Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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