The Workshop on Regional Seas Commissions and Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Scoping (WKRISCO) will take place 17–20 November 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The four-day meeting will synthesise the work of the ICES Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) groups as well as focus on the scoping exercise between ICES and the regional seas commissions (OSPAR and HELCOM).
The workshop will provide two products: 1) a cross comparison of methods used and being developed by the IEA groups, with a view to knowledge transfer to add value across the network; and 2) a scoping exercise of the science needs of OSPAR and HELCOM in preparation for regional assessments.
We are looking for input from experts on IEAs, governance and marine management, integrated advice, the MSFD and cross sectoral studies. If you are interested in participating or want to find out more, please contact ICES Secretariat by 11 November 2014.