Expert groups

Expert Groups

We coordinate the work of about 150 expert groups that generate scientific knowledge and conduct the analyses that underpin ICES advice.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Scientists in our expert groups work together to advance scientific understanding and management of marine systems. They achieve this by tackling fundamental and applied scientific questions and developing analyses that underpin ICES advice on meeting conservation, management and sustainability goals.

Each expert group has terms of reference which define the scientific questions to be tackled. Questions are generated through bottom-up and top-down processes, including innovation by our scientists and the wider marine science community, ICES strategic and science priorities and requests for advice. 

Steering groups

Steering groups coordinate the work of expert groups, and all terms of reference are reviewed and signed off by the science and advisory committees​.​

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​Chairs of our expert groups in a group photo during their annual meeting in January 2019.

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