The Science Committee (SCICOM) oversees all aspects of the scientific work, whilst the Advisory Committee (ACOM) provides advice to clients on fisheries and marine ecosystem issues. Working under both are expert groups, workshops, steering groups, advice drafting groups, and review groups.
The core of ICES work is accomplished through our expert groups (EG) and workshops. Steering Groups (SSG) manage the expert groups and workshops portfolio.
There are four steering groups which deliver the science vision:
A further joint ACOM/SCICOM Steering Group coordinates and manages the transfer and application of innovative science into sound, credible and responsive advice:
Four operational groups all report directly to SCICOM but also work closely with ACOM:
ACOM and SCICOM share activities in strategically important areas: