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Creating a research roadmap for Northeast Atlantic mackerel
ICES workshop gathers policy, science, and industry stakeholders to discuss an improved evidence base for Northeast Atlantic mackerel stock assessment.
Moving towards integrated ecosystem monitoring
The latest ICES Cooperative Research Report, CRR 347, provides structured guidance on how to approach integrated ecosystem monitoring at sea.
IJMS Editor's Choice - Seismic surveys do not significantly harm Calanus finmarchicus
The latest Editor’s Choice article from the ICES Journal of Marine Science is now available. Here, read about how seismic surveys have limited effects on Calanus finmarchicus, a keystone copepod species in the North Atlantic.
On board the R/V Arni Fridriksson for the International Ecosystem Summer Survey in the Nordic Seas
Scientists blog from the International Ecosystem Summer Survey in the Nordic Seas.
ICES Science Highlights: Maintaining the continuity of long-term data sets
With ICES Science Highlights, we showcase the work of our expert groups. In this installment, we take a look at how ICES expert groups involved in ecosystem observation tackle impediments to data collection.
Science with industry initiatives
What role can marine industry play in delivering scientific information relevant to ICES advice and marine research?
Participants invited for upcoming ICES workshops.
Investigating the ecological consequences of stock recovery
Some fish stocks are rebuilding -due to management plans among other factors- and are likely to have higher abundance and biomass than we have seen in recent times. What effects will this have through trophic interactions both up and down the foodweb?
Discover the new R/V Svea and experience Swedish nature, coral reefs, and innovative research facilities.
ICES Science Day in Portugal
The Portuguese marine science community learns about ICES work and science priorities
New URLs for ICES assessment tools
Stock assessment graphs and Transparent Assessment Framework (TAF) have a new location on our website.
ICES Identification Leaflet for plankton series relaunched
After 18 years, a new ICES Identification Leaflet for Plankton has been published.
Identifying areas of special ecological value in the Barents Sea
Experts from the Barents Sea region met in Copenhagen for a special workshop.
Opportunities and risks in the mesopelagic zone
The latest issue of ICES Journal of Marine Science takes a journey into an area of the ocean that has seen little research - the mesopelagic zone.
Data governance, machine learning, and hackathon launch
Marine data takes centre stage this week.
A year of advancing and sharing marine science
ICES Annual Report 2018 now published.
Electronic technologies for fisheries
Monitoring programmes with innovative technology that delivers timely, cost-effective, quality fishery-dependent data? This is what fisheries managers and stakeholders want and electronic technologies (ET) have the potential to deliver.
Call for participants to workshop on catch forecasts from biased assessments (WKFORBIAS)
Population modellers and stock assessment experts are invited to participate in a workshop to investigate approaches to address catch forecast resulting from assessments that are biased.
What can genetics do for fisheries and aquaculture?
Take part in ICES new training course to discover how genetics can address existing management and policy needs from capture and aquaculture fisheries.
Looking forward to Gothenburg
Take a look at the upcoming sessions and events planned for this year's Annual Science Conference.
FEATURE ARTICLE: Climate change opens new frontiers for marine invaders in the Arctic
Our latest feature explores the introduction of non-native species to the changing Arctic environment and asks how the threat can be addressed.
New handbook on fish age estimation
Cooperative Research Report (CRR) No. 346 Handbook of fish age estimation protocols and validation methods now available.
Sharing the latest knowledge on fisheries acoustics
ICES Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology (WGFAST) is the major international forum where individuals working in fisheries acoustics network to discuss ongoing developments in the technique.
Ocean climate and atmosphere highlights for the North Atlantic in 2018
ICES Working Group on Ocean Hydrography (WGOH) analyses and reviews oceanographic conditions in the North Atlantic annually and has just released the 2018 highlights for the North Atlantic.
Call for session proposals for ICES Annual Science Conference 2020
Shape the science programme at ICES Annual Science Conference 2020. Deadline for sessions submissions: 26 August 2019
IJMS Editor's Choice - Accounting for shifting distributions and changing productivity
The latest Editor’s Choice article from the ICES Journal of Marine Science is now available. Here, read recommendations to fisheries management in how to better respond to climate-related shifts in species distributions and changing productivity.
Meet our latest recruit
We talk to Julie Kellner, our latest Professional Officer, about her journey to ICES.
International fishing gear experts meet in Shanghai to discuss advances in fishing technology
Advances in responsible fishing technology can contribute to healthier ecosystems and a cleaner environment.
Reviewing stock assessment methods for Northeast Atlantic mackerel
We explore some of the key points from the report published today on the review of stock assessment methods for Northeast Atlantic mackerel.
IJMS Editor's choice - Responsive harvest control rules and climate change
The latest Editor’s Choice article from the ICES Journal of Marine Science is now available. Here, read about the benefits of implementing a responsive harvest control rule for stocks adversly affected by climate change.
Pointing the way for ICES science
ICES Science Committee review progress of new Science Plan
New paper highlights the work of ICES oceanic hydrography group
A new paper highlights the history of the ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography (WGOH) and its unique positioning within an expanding ocean observing community.
New names on ICES Advisory Committee
Introducing new ACOM Vice-Chairs and Fisheries Resources Steering Group Chair
Using FLBEIA for bio-economic management strategy evaluation
New ICES training course facilitates the implementation of MSE analysis using FLBEIA.
FEATURE ARTICLE - Cloudy with passing schools of tuna–why don’t we have forecasts of fish?
Our latest feature looks at fish forecasting. Is it fanciful and far-fetched?
New Baltic Sea ecosystem overview published
The Baltic Sea is the latest in the series of ICES ecosystem overviews.
Gothenburg calling: Submit your abstract for ICES ASC 2019
Present your work, exchange ideas, discuss innovations, and develop your network at ICES Annual Science Conference 2019.
Nominations open for ICES Award 2019
Nominations are now closed for 2019.
IJMS Editor's Choice – Contrasting effects of habitats
The latest Editor’s Choice article from the ICES Journal of Marine Science is now available. Here, read about the contrasting effects of different coastal habitats on the distribution, diversity, and abundance of fish in tropical estuarine seascapes.
Assessing advice: looking forward to a new year
Each January, ICES meets with its advisory clients and stakeholders to discuss how to meet client demands and improve collaboration.
IJMS Editor's Choice – Determining population health
The latest Editor’s Choice article from the ICES Journal of Marine Science is now available. Here, read about how integrating population health factors can provide deeper insight in situations where uncertainty is high.
Advancing, not assuming, a role for ICES science
Simon Jennings, chair of the Science Committee, and Mark Dickey-Collas, chair of the Advisory Committee, highlight how the conduct, profile, and presentation of ICES Science Plan will influence its credibility, legitimacy, and impact.
ICES launches new Strategic Plan
ICES Strategic Plan focuses on advancing ecosystem understanding, gathering essential data to create knowledge for science and advice, and providing evidence for decision-making.
Why, what, and how: the new ICES Science Plan
In support of the newly launched Strategic Plan, ICES Science Committee, the main scientific body in the organization, coordinated development of an associated science plan, “Marine ecosystem and sustainability science for the 2020s and beyond”.
ICES Viewpoints: accelerating applications of science
The risk associated with vessel biofouling is the subject of the first ICES viewpoint release.
New year, new president
Q & A with our new President Fritz W. Köster
Calling for workshop participants
Contribute to the development of methods to undertake acoustic measurements and biological sampling of animals within the mesopelagic zone.
Strengthening ICES: the first BICEpS Colloquium
ICES Belgian community gathers to share ideas and support collaboration.
New fisheries overviews published for the Celtic Seas, Greater North Sea, and the Baltic Sea
The new Celtic Sea overview expands the mixed fisheries information which allows decision makers to compare the consequences of choices on quotas across fish stocks.
New CPUE standardization training course
ICES has announced a new training course for 2019: Introduction to CPUE standardization and development of annual indices of stock abundance.
Newsletter July 2019
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