Our work is centered on the North Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, and the Baltic Sea, and is carried out through the laboratories and institutes of our 20 Member Countries.
The cornerstone of our science is provided by over 100 science working groups and workshops, which bring together an estimated 4000 researchers from across 45 countries and over 350 marine institutions. Their work is overseen by ICES Science Committee (SCICOM) and SCICOM Steering Groups.
Annual Science Conference
ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) is a landmark
event for our community. The week-long conference sees hundreds of attendees gather
to meet and to evaluate scientific progress, develop new ideas, establish
partnerships, and plan future work on a wide variety of topics. Dozens of theme
sessions provide opportunities for seasoned as well as early career scientists
to present their work.
The ASC also provides a venue for official and
unofficial meetings between ICES partners and collaborators, and this
combination of events has made the event a must for scientists, policy-makers,
science managers, and communicators wishing to learn about and help influence
Stimulating symposia are organized on topics that are
fundamental to our scientific activities, including:
Symposia are an important part of the ICES work
programme, not least because they foster the broadening and diversification of scientists
who participate in our activities.
Copyright: Institute of Marine Research, Norway.