WGMARS is a forum for interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainable ecosystem science, advice, and governance. The group focuses on understanding the implementation of integrated ecosystem assessments (IEA) at ICES. This is done in line with international advances to produce more holistic management advice that addresses not only ecological, but also economic, and social needs.
WGMARS aims to understand IEAs including definitions and framing, identify users of such assessments, look at how these assessments have evolved and how they should be integrated into advice, use behavioural economics to analyse interactions between resources users and governance and marine systems, and organize workshops with scientists from different fields as well as stakeholders.
In previous terms, the group focused on uncertainties in science for management advice, how to assess and communicate around uncertainties, and in general, how post-normal science can benefit ICES work.
WGMARS at their 2017 meeting in Woods Hole, USA.