The core of ICES work is accomplished through our expert groups and workshops, which tackle a broad spectrum of marine science topics such as:
Expert group members work throughout the year and normally meet with their respective groups annually or bi-annually to work through a series of assigned tasks – known as Terms of Reference (ToRs). The ToRs are assigned by each group's parent committee, either the Advisory Committee (ACOM) and/or Science Committee (SCICOM).
Expert group and workshop participants are nominated by national delegates, or invited by the Chair. Workshops are also open to stakeholder participation.
ICES products such as Cooperative Research Reports (CRRs) and advice are based on the work of the scientists that belong to our network.