in 1969, WGITMO addresses multiple research and applied issues related to
bioinvasions, such as early detection and alerts to potential spread, population
dynamics and distribution, ecological impacts, and risk assessments. The group
keeps annual records on new invasions in the ICES area and provides management advice
The expert group has global vision, and effective links with scientists
representing other research organisations, such as the Mediterranean Science
Commission (CIESM) and North Pacific Marine Science Organisation (PICES), have
The group held its first meeting in 1970 under the name of the Working Group on the Introduction of Non-Indigenous Marine Organisms, changing to its current one in 1980.
WGITMO & WGBOSV members at their meeting in Olbia, Italy, March 2016.