provides support for scientific symposia that contribute to our efforts to
develop and share knowledge and expertise related to marine science. Therefore,
we welcome proposals annually for symposia on topics that are relevant to the science
priorities in the Science
Plan and/or issues highlighted in the Strategic
Currently, we are calling for proposals for symposia in 2023–2024. Deadline for submitting proposals is 1 February 2022.
Read more about how to submit a proposal.
ICES sponsorship implies one or more of the following
Endorsement by ICES of the objectives and scientific excellence of the planned symposium
Financial assistance: The majority of ICES co-funding for symposia is earmarked to
support the participation of Early Career Scientists (up to 10,000 euros per
An opportunity to use ICES Journal of Marine Science as an outlet for the publication
of the proceedings.
Secretariat resources for hosting the symposium website
Secretariat resources for hosting the registration and abs
The topic addresses ICES science or advisory priorities
The theme should be in-line with the ICES Strategic and Science plans
High quality scientific outcomes expected
Well established scientific credibility of the conveners
Sufficient time and space prior to the event to accommodate ICES, especially the inclusion of ICES scientists on the Scientific Steering Committee
A sound financial basis is expected
ICES sponsorship is of mutual importance for ICES and for the requesting partner
The final decision to co-sponsor a science symposium is made by our Science Committee (SCICOM).