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North Atlantic toothed whales populations under threat of contaminants
Effects of pollutants including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on killer whale and other marine mammal populations under microscope during special working group session
Workshop participants wanted
Join short-lived species advisory framework meeting in Sicily in September
Leading aquaculture in ICES
Aquaculture science is a priority for ICES, and now the organization has formed a new Aquaculture Steering Group to guide and develop all activities in this field. We had a chat with the recently elected Chair of the group, Michael Rust.
Committing to Sustainable Development Goals at UN conference
ICES contributes to the United Nations Ocean Conference in support of Sustainable Development Goal 14.
What are the limits of salmon abundance?
Record number of salmon returning to spawn in the northern Baltic Sea rivers in 2016 raises question of the optimal number of salmon, as management moves from recovery to sustainable yield.
A gateway to standardized data
Acoustic trawl survey data portal developed as part of AtlantOS project goes live, creating standards across the whole data process.
Early Career Scientists soon on their way to quinquennial conference
In less than two weeks the 3rd ICES/PICES Early Career Scientist Conference will kick off in Busan, Korea, to embrace and promote the contribution of the young generation of scientists to the management and stewardship of the marine environment.
ICES becomes Arctic Council observer
Observer status to the Arctic Council granted at the Council's 10th Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska last week.
Advice describes potential climate change impacts on Atlantic salmon
Climate change is expected to impact biotic and abiotic factors that affect salmon survival at both a regional and oceanic scale, but the relative impact of and the interaction between these factors remain poorly understood.
Broaden your horizons with ICES training
From the R environment to Bayesian analysis, the training courses line-up at ICES Secretariat over the next few months presents many chances to expand your scientific portfolio and network.
FEATURE ARTICLE – Indicating sustainability
Scientists from the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), share their experiences from a project developing an indicator-based assessment tool for measuring, monitoring, and visualizing the sustainability of the Belgian fishing fleet.
Introducing ICES to a new generation of scientists
Recent working group meeting reaches out to younger experts, introducing them to the opportunities available with ICES.
Convene a theme session at the 2018 Annual Science Conference
Submit a theme session proposal for next year’s Annual Science Conference (ASC), taking place in the German city of Hamburg.
Tackling consent and impacts of offshore energy
Marine renewable energy group members involved in RiCORE project, looking at risk-based approaches to assessing the environmental impact of renewable energy installations.
ICES Secretariat closed for holidays
Our Secretariat will be closed between 13–17 April for holidays.
New Icelandic and Norwegian ecosystem overviews published
Two new ecosystem overviews for the Norwegian Sea and Icelandic Waters ecoregions released today.
Wideband echosounder evaluated in new report
Results and recommendations on use of updated echosounder model feature in new Cooperative Research Report (CRR).
Substantial changes in fish distribution identified by ICES
Advice, published today, describes shifts in distribution of 16 species of fish, with half of these occurring in relation to management areas.
Climate impacts on upwelling and the planktonic prey of anchovy and sardine in eastern boundary currents
Yesterday's general plenary at the International Symposium on Drivers of dynamics of small pelagic fish resources included Ryan Rykaczewski's talk about climate impacts on upwelling systems.
Alien species alert
New Cooperative Research Report (CRR) focusses on Didemnum vexillum Kott (2002), a high-impact, invasive sea squirt species native to Japan.
ICES/PICES International Symposium Drivers of dynamics of small pelagic fish resources: Shoshiro Minobe
Taking place this week, 6–11 March in Victoria Canada, its general plenary saw Minobe discussing strategies of marine ecosystem forecasting associated with physical climate variability.
FEATURE ARTICLE - Predicting ecosystems for managing a dynamic ocean
With a new ICES working group on the subject around the corner, the first feature article of 2017 describes the emerging area of forecasting for marine ecosystems and what these projections can mean for management.
The fresh faces of science and advice
Lotte Worsøe Clausen and Simon Jennings arrive at ICES headquarters after their journeys through study and research and onto the paths of advice and science.
Realigning the aquaculture approach
A recent meeting saw ICES pledge to reinvigorate its work with aquaculture. We look at some of the key challenges in this field and various research priorities across the ICES area.
Nominations open for 2017 Awards
The time has come to nominate your fellow scientists whose contribution to marine science deserves to be formally recognized.
Non-indigenous species report published
Cooperative Research Report (CRR) details introductions of non-native species in the North Atlantic and adjacent waters over five-year period.
Explaining ICES approach to ecosystem based management
New flyer published on how ICES provides the knowledge for ecosystem based management.
Workshop on climate change impacts on salmon scheduled for March
Experts will review predicted climate changes over the range of wild Atlantic salmon.
High level visit at the ICES Secretariat
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, along with HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, visited the ICES Secretariat today as part of the official state visit to Denmark.
Sharing advice with recipients and observers
Ecosystem overviews and development of the MSY approach for knowledge-limited stocks presented at meetings with recipients of ICES advice (MIRIA) and advisory councils and other observers (MIACO).
Share your science in the sunshine state
Calling for abstracts for the Annual Science Conference 2017, taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in September. Submit your work for presentation at the marine science event of the year.
IJMS Editor's Choice – learning from porbeagle migration
The latest Editor’s Choice article from the ICES Journal of Marine Science is now available. Here, read about how tagging technology helped give further insight into the migratory behaviour of the porbeagle shark and what this could mean for assessments.
Sharing source code
ICES has joined GitHub to share and develop source code on scientific methods.
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