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News from 2014
Press Release - "Ecological Basis of Risk Analysis for Marine Ecosystems" symposium taking place in Finland in June
ICES/PICES Symposium on “Ecological Basis of Risk Analysis for Marine Ecosystems” takes place 2-4 June 2014, in Porvoo, Finland.
ICES training course programme for 2014 now announced
This year's ICES training course line up offers something new, something old, and some reoccurring favourites.
New guidelines for the Series of ICES Survey Protocols (Updated)
ICES has just published a set of guidelines for the Series of ICES Survey Protocols.
ICES named as IODE ADU
ICES has just been accredited with Associated Data Unit (ADU) status within the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissions (IOC) marine data programme, the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE).
Survival of the fittest
ICES Workshop on Methods for Estimating Discard Survival hits the ground running.
Press Release - ICES is leading the way to integrated understanding of marine ecosystems
ICES is launching an ambitious new strategic plan, setting itself as a leader in advancing the integrated scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and providing advice on the sustainable use and protection of these ecosystems.
Newsletter March 2014
43 scientists, three expert groups, one overriding theme
Although their respective work revolves around different Terms of Reference and fundamental remits, three ICES expert groups have teamed up this week for a session on a topic that concerns them all: marine litter and microplastics.
Is ‘trust’ the key to sustainability?
This week saw fishermen and scientists of all disciplines descend upon the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO). Their intent? To discuss the value and practicality of industry and science collaboration in managing fisheries.
Off to reveal the mysteries of the European eel
ICES staff to blog from the Danish Eel Expedition 2014 which takes place in the Sargasso Sea.
Attracting a new generation of scientists to ICES
'What on Earth is ICES?' was a question Finnish Council Delegates set about answering at a Helsinki seminar this week as they introduced ICES to a new generation of Finnish marine scientists and administrators.
100, not out!
Jens Smed, former ICES Hydrographer and Chef du Service Hydrographique, has reached the grand old age of 100.
A mixed programme aside, ICES Science Committee’s (SCICOM) midterm meeting this week is striking for another reason: the debut of new Chair Yvonne Walther. We catch up with her for a chat.
#ICES_ASC: join the marine science event of the year
Registration for ICES Annual Science Conference 2014 is now open.
International Otolith Symposium aging well
Registration and Call for abstracts now open for the 5th International Otolith Symposium, IOS2014, taking place in Mallorca, Spain, from 20-24 October 2014.
Press release - ICES Science Fund supports eight innovative projects
From 100 years of Baltic change to improving fisheries management through behavioural economics, ICES announces eight projects to be supported by the newly established ICES Science Fund.
IJMS Editor’s Choice – the concept of cohort resonance and variability in fish populations
A selected Editor’s Choice article from the latest issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science is now freely available. This month read more about an occurrence known as cohort resonance and how variability is produced in age-structured fish populations.
North Atlantic salmon advice released
ICES has released 2014 advice fro North Atlantic salmon.
ICES release updated mackerel advice for 2014
Northeast Atlantic mackerel advice released
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Call for workshop participants
ICES seeks experts for upcoming Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Biological Calibration Studies (WKSABCAL).
Submit a theme session proposal for ICES ASC 2015
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Press release: ICES releases advice for Baltic Sea and deep-sea stocks
Today, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) releases advice for commercial fish stocks in the Baltic Sea and deep-sea stocks throughout the Northeast Atlantic.
Explore the ocean with ICES at Science in the City festival
ICES invites public to explore the ocean during the Science in the City festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Press release - ICES releases advice for Arctic and Northwestern fish stocks
Today, ICES releases advice on the exploitation of Faroe Plateau ecosystem fish stocks, Icelandic and East Greenland stocks, and stocks in the Barents and Norwegian seas in 2015.
ICES to lead a scientific review of Marine Strategy Framework Directive descriptors
How do ICES scientists count all the fish in the sea?
Let a newly published brochure explain it for you.
Press release: ICES develops seven robust indicators for understanding the structure and functioning of marine food webs
Copenhagen, 19 June (ICES) – Today, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea released advice to the European Commission on marine food web indicators.
Press release - ICES releases advice on sustainable harvest of several fish stocks in European waters
ICES has released advice for several commercial fish stocks in the Celtic Sea, the North Sea, the Bay of Biscay, and Iberian waters.
Press Release - New interactive map makes ICES advice more accessible to the public
Fishery regulation in the Northeast Atlantic is to a large extent based on advice provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). ICES assessments of the status of fish stocks are now easily available via an interactive map.
In memoriam - Kostas Nittis
ICES is deeply saddened to inform about the passing earlier this week of Kostas Nittis, EuroGOOS Secretary General.
ICES Journal of Marine Science: higher impact, greater influence
Figures released earlier this week, show the impact of ICES Journal of Marine Science is at a record high.
Make an impact on fisheries science - develop assessment methods for data-limited stocks
ICES is looking for participants for a workshop developing assessment methods for data-limited stocks (DLS).
New ICES Identification leaflet: Liver tumours in flatfish
Liver tumours in flatfish by Stephen W. Feist and Thomas Lang has just been published online.
ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) brings leading marine scientists to A Coruña, Spain
ICES in cooperation with the Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) will hold its Annual Science Conference (ASC) in A Coruña, Spain, on 15-19 September 2014.
ICES Insight 2014
Forgotten catch, elusive eels, and partners points of view. It's all in the latest edition of ICES Insight.
Press release - Scientists honoured at the ICES Annual Science Conference 2014
ICES has awarded the Prix d'Excellence to Carl Walters (Canada), and the Outstanding Achievement Award to Bill Karp (US) at the ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) in A Coruña, Spain.
ASC opening lecture focuses on finding a coordinated voice for ocean sciences
The importance of making science understandable to decision-makers and the need to find a coordinated voice for science were the main messages of the opening lecture at ICES Annual Science Conference on Monday.
Integrated science for integrated management: fairy tale or finally here?
Phil Levin, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, USA, took Thursday morning's plenary lecture audience on an adventure through the landscape of Integrated Ecosystem-based Management (EBM) Levin and asked if perhaps EBM is a fairy tale?
Press Release - Scientists awarded at Annual Science Conference in A Coruña, Spain
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) concludes a successful Annual Science Conference 2014 with awards for excellent oral and poster presentations.
ICES maps the intensity of fishing activities affecting the seabed
ICES has taken a step forward in the process of evaluating the impact of fishing gear on seabed environments of the Northeast Atlantic by producing detailed maps showing the intensity of fishing activity.
Lead authors present key findings on climate change at the ASC – presentations now online
Four presentations from the 5th assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were highlighted at last week's Annual Science Conference (ASC) in A Coruña, Spain, and are now available online.
ICES update metadata convention for processed acoustic data from active acoustic systems
Series of ICES Survey Protocols 4: ICES Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology (WGFAST) have just updated the metadata convention for processed acoustic data from active acoustic systems.
Making the science integral: ICES reviews MSFD Descriptors
ICES has reviewed and delivered technical guidance to the EC for four MSFD descriptors: D3 (commercial seafood and shellfish), D4 (foodwebs), D6 (seafloor integrity) and D11 (energy, with underwater noise). Results of the D6 review are highlighted here.
Press Release: 100 years after Hjort - special issue of ICES Journal of Marine Science
A special issue of ICES Journal of Marine Science commemorates the legacy of the father of modern fisheries science.
Mackerel and horse mackerel survey protocols
ICES publishes next two titles in Series of ICES Survey Protocols.
Press release - ICES releases advice for Barents Sea capelin, Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis), and Elasmobranch stocks
This week, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) released advice on the exploitation of Barents Sea capelin, Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis), and Elasmobranch stocks in 2015.
Managing multiple human activities
ICES and STAGES consider potential trade-offs for MSFD programmes of measures in the Baltic Sea.
WKRISCO looking for workshop participants
ICES is looking for participants for a workshop scoping regional assessments and regional seas commissions.
Press Release - ICES strengthens its role in transatlantic cooperation
ICES continues to strengthen its status as a strategic cooperation partner in the Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance between the European Union, Canada, and the United States of America.
Crangon crangon in the North Sea
ICES advises on the benefits of a potential shrimp management system
ICES Data portal gets an upgrade
ICES Data portal has been updated with new and improved features, as well as some bug fixes.
Atlantic salmon populations ‘against the current’ in the northern Baltic Sea
All-time high records of spawning runs of salmon are currently being witnessed in the rivers flowing into Bothnian Bay, northern Baltic Sea.
IJMS Editor’s Choice – Unifying statistical modelling through random effects
A selected Editor’s Choice article from the latest issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science is now freely available. This month read more about the effect of unobserved variables on statistical modelling.
Arctic ecosystems and fisheries
Understanding cumulative effects and managing change.
Future research priorities for fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing
Foresight workshops study published by COFASP.
From otolith archives to networks of biochronologies
Workshop held to study growth-increment chronologies in marine fish.
Making space for everyone
ICES holds first Marine Spatial Planning training course in Copenhagen
Otoliths – opening doors for ecosystem science and management
Fish otoliths – or ear stones – have long given scientists a gateway to vital knowledge of various traits of their hosts. As reflected by a recent ICES symposium though, these tiny encoders of information are now key in helping ecosystem-based management.
Learning the tricks of the trade
Wish to broaden your scientific horizons and widen your professional network? Then enroll on an ICES training course in 2015. This year’s programme includes some new courses, some old ones on the return, and some annually recurring favourites.
Managing interactions: the story of multispecies assessments
With ICES Working Group on Multispecies Assessment Methods (WGSAM) meeting in October and a report out soon, we explore the intriguing yet complex world of multispecies stock assessments.
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