Marine ecosystem management is a challenge for which we need to be able to work interdisciplinary and integrate different networks, knowledge domains and stakeholder networks in the marine and maritime sectors. ICES has traditionally focused on building a natural science base for its advice on sustainable use of marine resources. The Strategic Initiative on the Human Dimension (SIHD) is working on providing support for the integration of social and economic sciences and the humanities into ICES work.
SIHD is a network of people within the ICES community who are working on providing support for the integration of social and economic sciences and the humanities into fisheries and marine ecosystem science and advice and sharing their expertise within the ICES community.
SIHD aims to identify and bring together existing Ecosystem Based Management related initiatives within ICES, find the gaps, and then pinpoint activities outside of ICES to help fill these gaps.
The initiative will address current research needs based on the ICES Strategic Plan and existing knowledge on the topic. Both integrated ecosystem understanding and integrated ecosystem assessments are core elements of the strategic plan.
Develop a global network of marine
organisations with interests in “human dimension” – the aim is to
set up a platform for communication
Members of SIHD in 2016.
SSGIEA Steering Group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessments
WGMARS Working Group on Maritime Systems
WGIMM Working Group on Integrating Ecological and Economic Models
WGRMES Working Group on Resilience and Marine Ecosystem Services
WGMPCZM Working Group for Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management
WGSEDA Working Group on Social and Economic Dimensions of Aquaculture
WGHIST Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries
WGNARS Working Group on the Northwest Atlantic Regional Sea
WKRISCO Workshop on Regional Seas Commissions and Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Scoping
IMBER I-ADApTPICES Human Dimension Section
PICES Study Group on Socio-Ecological-Environmental Systems
Too Big To Ignore
IIFET International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade
EAFE The European Association of Fisheries Economists
NOAA's Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Program
GAP2 Connecting Science, Stakeholders, and Policy
STECF Scientific, Technical, and Economic Committee for Fisheries
MARE Centre for Maritime Research
MSEAS 2016: Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments