Looking forward to Gothenburg

Take a look at the upcoming sessions and events planned for this year's Annual Science Conference.
Published: 8 May 2019

Theme session conveners have been busy deciding on presentations for the upcoming ASC. Participants can look forward to more than oral presentations and 100 poster presentations in Gothenburg. The theme and network session programme is now available. Detailed theme session schedules will become available in the coming weeks.

In addition to the science sessions, there are many more events that will keep particpants busy in Gothenburg.

Early career scientists

Each year, ICES puts a programme in place for early career scientists, especially aimed at those attending the ASC for the first time. All early career scientists that have been accepted to present at the ASC are encouraged to apply for travel funding.  

COMPASS will host a science communication workshop that will help participants share what they do, what they know - and most importantly - why it matters, in clear, lively terms. This workshop will take place on Sunday 8 September, the day before the conference begins.

Kicking off the conference on Monday morning, early career scientists are invited to a special breakfast where they can learn how to become involved with the organization and the benefits of doing so.
A mentor programme is also offered to those early career scientist who would like their own guide to both the ASC and ICES as an
Howard Browman, Editor-in-Chief of ICES Journal of Marins Science will host a lunchtime questions and answers session on getting published.​

Side events and excursions

Visit RV Svea, the new reseach vessel of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) on Monday morning. Scientists from SLU, and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), as well as members of the crew from the Swedish Maritime Administration, will show the ship and scientific equipment.

Join the Baltic and North Sea Coordination and Support Action (BANOS CSA) on Wednesday, as they invite discussions on relevant topics that could act as connectors between the Baltic and the North Sea.  

On Thursday, following the closing ceremony, there is an opportunity to explore collaborative work between the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and ICES community for a transdisciplinary approach to advance our understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide at both regional and global scales.

The Scientific Committee for Ocean Research (SCOR) will host a symposium, Rediscovering pelagic biodiversity: Progress, promise, and challenges of metabarcoding of microbes to mammals on Friday.

To finish the week in Swedish nature, a trip to Bohuslän is organized where coral reefs, and innovative research facilities can be found.

Details of all events can be found on ICES ASC 2019 ​​webpage.

Don't miss out on the marine science event of the year! 

Online registration is now open to book your place at our upcoming Annual Science Conference in Gothenburg. Participants can avail of an early bird registration fee before August 1.

Looking forward to ICES ASC 2020

Would you like to shape the science agenda at our next ASC? The call for sessions for ICES ASC 2020 is now open. More details can be found here.




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