ICES/PICES/PAME Working Group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) for the Central Arctic Ocean

ICES/PICES/​PAME Working Group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) for the Central Arctic Ocean​

​​Chairs:John Bengtson, Hein Rune Skjoldal​, ​​Sei-ichi Saitoh​ (PICES)​
The priority of WGICA is to provide integrated ecosystem assessments (IEAs) including ecosystem overviews for the Central Arctic Ocean.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Preparing an IEA for the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO) gives ICES a central role in this remote and changing ecosystem and is a step needed to provide scientific advice on issues such as the prospect for future fisheries in the Arctic Ocean and sensitivity and vulnerability in relation to shipping activities.

The working group also aims to improve the understanding of climate and ecosystem variability of the core ICES area in the North Atlantic as well as in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska in the North Pacific.

WGICA will consider approaches and methodologies for the IEA in the Central Arctic Ocean. For this purpose it will collect the relevant data and carry out analyses. Moreover, core research areas will be identified and outline of the CAO ecosystem will be developed.

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