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Resolutions lay the foundation for ICES work.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Resolutions are required for the following activities:

  • Expert Groups: Resolutions are used to form working groups and workshops and define their work plans, including Terms of Reference (ToRs)
  • ICES Publications: Resolutions are used to request publication of Cooperative Research Reports (CRRs) and Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences (TIMES)
  • Symposia: Resolutions are used to request ICES sponsorship or co-sponsorship of scientific conferences and symposia
  • Council: Resolutions are used to form and define the work plans of Council activities, including Strategic Initiatives and Expert Groups
  • Steering Groups, Operational Groups, Committees, Stra​tegic Initiatives​ and Science Cooperation: Resolutions are used to form and define the work plans of these groups, committees and initiatives, and to request support for science cooperation with other organisations

Find all downloadable resolutions forms.​​​

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