Scientists in our expert groups work together to advance scientific understanding and management of marine systems. They achieve this by tackling fundamental and applied scientific questions and developing analyses that underpin ICES advice on meeting conservation, management and sustainability goals.
Each expert group has terms of reference which define the scientific questions to be tackled. Questions are generated through bottom-up and top-down processes, including innovation by our scientists and the wider marine science community, ICES strategic and science priorities and requests for advice.
Steering groups coordinate the work of expert groups, and all terms of reference are reviewed and signed off by the science and advisory committees.
Topics addressed by expert groups span all the ICES science priorities:
Chairs of our expert groups in a group photo during their annual meeting in January 2019.