ICES Annual Science Conference 2023

Theme sessions

Join us in Bilbao for a week of science!

Explore our theme sessions.

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Ecosystem science needed to support a new era of offshore marine renewable energy

​​​Jan Vanaverbeke (Belgium)
Daniel Wood (UK)
Andy Lipsky (USA)
Theme session B

Towards climate-informed ecosystem-based fisheries management​​
(co-sponsored by PICES)​​

Alan Baudron (UK)
Kathy Mills (USA)
Kirstin Holsman (USA)​​
Theme session C​ 

Managing fisheries bycatch of threatened species​

Eric Gilman (USA)
Milani Chaloupka (Australia)
Petri Suuronen ​(Finland)

Theme session D

Future of fisheries-independent surveys - progress in design, technology, estimation and management

Stan Kotwicki (USA)
Ingeborg de Boois (Netherlands)
Richard O'Driscoll ​(New Zealand)

Theme session E

Environmental risk assessment of aquaculture
(co-sponsored by PICES)

Ellen Sofie Grefsrud (Norway)
Liu Hui (China)
Monica Solberg (Norway)
Nianzhi Jiao (China)
Theme session F

Integration of molecular tools for biodiversity, risk assessment, ecosystem advice within a changing climate​​

Dave Clarke (Ireland)
Cynthia McKenzie  (Canada) 
Rowena Stern (UK)​​

Theme session G

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in marine science and related sectors

Ellen Johannesen (ICES Secretariat)
Alina Madita Wieczorek (New Zealand)
Lara Funk (UK)
Theme session H

Future Integrated Ecosystem Assessments

Benjamin Planque (Norway)
Paulina Ramírez-Monsalve (Norway) 
Carolyn Faithfull (Sweden)​

Theme session I

Towards an improved global fisheries management through genomic solutions

Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta (Spain)
Ian Bradbury (Canada)​
Theme session J

Joining forces for the better assessment of highly migratory and other wide-ranging species

Estibaliz Díaz (Spain)
Patrick Lehodey  (France)
Patrícia Gonçalves​ (Portugal)
Theme session K

Small-Scale fisheries under global change – threats and opportunities

​Heike Sch​​​​​​wermer (Germany)
Steffen Funk (Germany)
Camilla Sguotti (Italy)​
Theme session​ L

Advancing scientific support for evaluating trade-offs in ecosystem-based management

Olivier Thébaud (France)
Katell Hamon (Netherlands)
David Goldsborough (Netherlands)​
Theme session M

Putting more science in: stakeholder engagement in marine research and policy processes

Marta Ballesteros (Spain)
Vera Köpsel (Germany)
Steve Mackinson​ ​(UK)
Theme session N

An unexpected journey - continuing the pathway for oceanography in ICES science and advice

Francisco Campuzano (Portugal)
Tomasz Dabrowski (Ireland)
Tycjan Wodzinowski (Poland)
Theme session O

A region to be managed: the case of the Bay of Biscay and the Iberian Coast under environmental and socio-economic stressors

Arantza Murillas (Spain)
María Gómez Ballesteros (Spain)​

Theme session P
Stock assessments: from fundamentals to improvements – latest developments and applications

Jonathan White (Ireland)
Jose De Oliveira (UK)
Tanja Miethe (UK)​

Scientific ad​​vances under ICES Science Plan

Jos Schilder (The Netherlands)
Steven Degraer (Belgium)
Brian R. MacKenzie (Denmark)

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