The group aims to make biodiversity an integral part of ICES work, especially given the requirments of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).
WGBIODIVs work can be linked to the work of other ecology expert groups (e.g. BEWG, WGFE, WGZE etc.), survey groups (e.g. WGBEAM, IBTSWG), and some assessment and advisory groups (e.g. WGECO, WGEF).
Members of WGBIODIV in Venice, 2017