Salinities in the subpolar gyre itself and the immediate downstream pathways, for example Atlantic Water in the Faroe Current, Faroe Bank Channel, and deep regions west of Scotland, have increased to near average.
The ICES/NAFO/IMR 4th Symposium on “Decadal Variability of the North Atlantic and its Marine Ecosystems: 2010 – 2019 takes place later this month, 20–22 June, in Bergen, and will gather researchers to review the variability of North Atlantic environmental conditions and marine ecosystems over the past decade. This symposium will be the fourth in this series, all of which have been organized by WGOH since the first event in 1991.
The intention is to understand the relationship between ecosystem components and how they influence the distribution, abundance and productivity of living marine resources. While the symposium focuses on reviewing the last decade, contributions related to sub-decadal forecast of ecosystem change and application of environmental data to ocean resource management are also welcome.
ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography (WGOH) closely monitors the ocean conditions in ICES area by updating and reviewing results from standard hydrographic sections and stations. WGOH's work addresses Ecosystem science, Ecosystem science, Observation and exploration, and Conservation and management science, three of ICES scientific priorities.
Discover all seven interrelated scientific priorities and how our network will address them in our Science Plan: “Marine ecosystem and sustainability science for the 2020s and beyond".
CCGS HUDSON in a storm on GrandBanks. Photo: Frédéric Cyr, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.