Working Group on Integrating Surveys for the Ecosystem Approach



WGISURWGISURTrueRalf van HalEOSG10/27/2009 9:30:00 AMRalf.vanHal@wur.nl430Working Group on Integrating Surveys for the Ecosystem Approach

The Working Group on Integrating Surveys for the Ecosystem Approach (WGISUR) explores the integration and further development of the surveys coordinated by ICES to inform the ecosystem approach as well as adding value to the existing surveys.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These surveys are predominately targeted at improving our knowledge of fish populations but also offer many opportunities to collect information on the marine ecosystem as a whole. As ICES provides broader ecosystem advice the surveys should be adapted to meet advisory needs.

ICES coordinates many surveys of the marine environment across the ICES area. The surveys are carried out by the member countries. The international coordination ensures consistency of surveys across the region and develops new methods required for ICES work. WGISUR’s main aim is to develop and integrate these surveys to further inform the ecosystem approach and to add value to the existing surveys. By integration we mean both practically (using similar surveys to collect data) and in terms of data delivery and data flow. This approach must address the current primary use of the surveys (fish abundance) and future advisory needs for environmental information (e.g. seabird or sea mammal abundance).

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