contributors were formally recognized by chair of ICES Science Committee
(SCICOM) Simon Jennings, as the curtain came down on the four-day event at
Fort Lauderdale’s Broward County Convention Center.
Sugino of the University of Tokyo picked
up the Best Presentation Award for his study entitled ‘Visualization
of Citizens’ Vista, Future Vision and its Vector: a practical case study from
the Tokyo Bay of Japan’. Sugino’s work was clear and showcased sound
science with novel results while being presented in an entertaining way.
North from the University of Maryland Center
for Environmental Sciences received the Best Poster accolade for her effort
applying a spatially-explicit model and testing a collaborative process for
developing oyster fishing regulations in Chesapeake Bay’. North’s poster managed
to draw the attention to the circular flow decision process of engagement of
stakeholders in oysters management.
was also given to the valuable contributions made by early career scientists. Natalie
Sawaya from the University of South Florida
and Alice Lapijover from Littoral,
Environmental and Societies (LIENS) under the University of La Rochelle won
best presentations in this category for ‘Assessing
diversity in the Florida Keys through environmental DNA metabarcoding’ and ‘Co-constructing
a shared vision of marine territories using serious games’ respectively.
early career scientist poster award was given to Kiva Oken from the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences,
Rutgers State University of New Jersey for ‘Why
were nearshore species assemblages so resilient to the Deepwater Horizon oil
Several service awards were also presented, to Steve Cadrin and Anne Hollowed as outgoing chairs of the Strategic Initiative on Stock Assessment Methods (SISAM) and the ICES/PICES Strategic Initiative on Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems (SICCME) respectively as well as to Carmen Fernandez, who steps down from her role of Advisory Committee (ACOM) Vice-Chair.
The ASC is a
meeting point for the ICES community and a platform for engagement in the
latest innovative marine research. This
year's event drew over 400 participants from multiple countries and
continents, representing a wide range disciplines and sectors.
ICES SCICOM Chair Simon Jennings and winner of one of the best early career scientist presentation awards Alice Lapijover