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Calling participants for data and survey workshops
Two workshops will look into improving fisheries data collection and survey information.
Working for the present and future of aquaculture
Two new expert groups will focus on planning for aquaculture and interactions between the practice and the environment.
Analysing marine legislation
Cooperative Research Report (CRR) shows how bowtie analysis can be used to look at management of pressures on marine ecosystems in light of Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).
Editor's Choice – Managing fisheries with a ruler
A selected Editor's Choice paper from ICES Journal of Marine Science (IJMS) is now available. Read about a new method for estimating stock status from data on fish length.
Call for workshop participants to find solutions to reductions of survey effort
Survey and stock assessment scientists are invited to participate in a workshop investigating challenges and responses to reductions of survey effort.
Advice explainer - fishing footprint and vulnerable marine ecosystems
We explore some of the key points in the advice published today on mapping the fishing footprint in relation to locations of vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) in the deeper waters of the northeast Atlantic.
At the forefront of fisheries acoustics
Feature article explores the subject of fisheries acoustics, looking at the latest research and technology used for monitoring marine ecosystems. This is the focus of the Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics Science and Technology, active since 1984.
A year in review
ICES Annual Report 2017 now published.
A global perspective on fishing technology
Over 100 participants from 22 countries joined the recent Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB) in one of ICES largest ever meetings.
First hackathon takes place at ICES
First ever ICES hackathon event saw teams collaborate to develop and pitch ideas for visualizing and integrating data.
Future data challenges - and opportunities
The Data and Information Group (DIG) held its annual meeting at ICES Headquarters this week.
Advice explainer: ecological and environmental effects of pulse trawling
We explore some of the key points in the advice published today on the impact of electric pulse trawls compared to traditional beam trawls in the exploitation of North Sea sole.
Social systems and ecosystem services databases launched
Share research with new databases on human interactions with the ocean and cultural marine and coastal ecosystem services.
Call for session proposals for ICES ASC 2019
Submit a theme or network session proposal for next year's Annual Science Conference (ASC). Deadline for submissions: 2 September 2018
All systems go for assessment framework
Transparent Assessment Framework (TAF) system being introduced to stock assessment groups.
Managing deep-sea ecosystems
Our latest expert feature dives into the area of deep-sea ecosystems and considers challenges and opportunities in research and management at the scale of ocean basins.
Ocean climate highlights
Several key trends across the North Atlantic identified by the Working Group on Ocean Hydrography (WGOH) at its yearly meeting – both ocean conditions in 2017 and atmospheric conditions over the winter of 2016/2017.
In a first for ICES, a recent workshop explored a rapidly emerging area of science and technology: machine learning.
Editor's Choice – Caution when using efficient algorithms
A selected Editor's Choice paper from ICES Journal of Marine Science (IJMS) is now available. Read about inconsistency in assessment model results and why caution is needed even with high accuracy in parameter estimation.
Forecasting group seeking members
Interested in predicting marine ecosystems? Join WGS2D! ICES working group producing forecasts of life in the ocean is looking for both new members and case studies.
Barents capelin bounce back – and other highlights
The Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Barents Sea (WGIBAR) present some findings from its fifth annual meeting, including on some prey and predator species.
Nominate your colleague for the Outstanding Achievement Award
The call for nominations for the ICES Outstanding Achievement Award is now open. Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018.
Combining indigenous and scientific knowledge in Arctic assessments
Our first feature of the year looks at the inclusion of indigenous peoples' knowledge in integrated ecosystem assessments in the changing Arctic region.
Age reading just got smarter
The new SmartDots tool aims at making the process of reading fish age smoother.
Introducing new genomics training course
For the first time, ICES training portfolio offers a course on the design and application of genomics in management and conservation of fisheries and aquaculture.
Gaining insight into advice
Observers met at the ICES Secretariat 18-20 January to learn about inner workings of the advisory process.
Building Blue Bridges
As the EU’s virtual research environment project BlueBRIDGE enters its final year, the infrastructure has already been widely used by ICES to train a number of students in a variety of scientific topics.
Machine learning workshop looking for participants
Workshop on Uses of Machine Learning in Marine Science (WKMLEARN) will take place 16-20 April at our Secretariat in Copenhagen.
Introducing our new Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee
Colm Lordan from the Marine Institute in Ireland has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the ICES Advisory Committee (ACOM) for the next three years. We had a chat with him about his background in ICES and expectations for the new challenges ahead.
Join the first ICES hackathon
Participants are invited to the data hackathon in Copenhagen this May.
Call for abstracts open for ASC 2018
The Call for abstracts is now open for the ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC), which takes place 24–27 September in Hamburg, Germany. Deadline for submissions is 19 March.
In memoriam – David J. Garrod
We are deeply saddened to inform about the passing of our colleague and good friend Dr. David J. Garrod.
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