Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) implementation is a joint SCICOM/ACOM activity which recognises both current and future scientific and advisory needs. SSGIEA develops integrated ecosystem assessment methodologies and approaches that allow the use of both qualitative and quantitative data, and which can be used to address both specific advisory questions and broader ecosystem issues.
SSGIEA addresses ecosystem stability and health, taking into account ecological, social, and economic sustainability goals, as well as dealing with multi-scale issues. Ecosystem concerns which are relevant for science and management are identified and addressed by developing IEAs. Data collection frameworks supporting IEAs are also identified and implemented as needed.
Advancing IEA methodologies and approaches in the ICES context