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Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct outlines existing as well as newly defined ICES principles, guidelines, and practices for key areas of organizational activity.

​ICES vision is to be a world-leading scientific organization, providing the knowledge for sustainable use of the seas. 

At the heart of this vision is good cooperation and within our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, we outline the spirit in which we aim to work together in a safe and respectful environment.

​ICES Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct provides guidance on good scientific practice, identifying and handling actual, potential, or perceived Conflicts of Interest, defines the standard for behaviours of participants in ICES activities, sets the responsibilities of those contributing to our work, including environmental responsibilities.

The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies to anyone partaking in any ICES activity including staff, officials, members, participants, speakers, volunteers, and exhibitors. 
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Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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