ICES Newsletter - December 2021
Why are herring in the Western Baltic Sea producing less and less offspring?
Thünen Institute publishes a multimedia feature to explain how Western Baltic herring is impacted by climate change.
Vacancy for ICES General Secretary
We are looking for a new General Secretary to lead our organisation through a period of strategic change.
ICES releases Aquaculture Overview
New advice product incorporates interactions of environmental, economic, and social drivers of aquaculture as well as future projections and emerging threats and opportunities.
Small-scale impacts of multi-purpose platforms on marine ecosystems
Should we co-locate offshore marine renewable energy and aquaculture production?
Joanne Morgan and Dorleta Garcia appointed as new ACOM vice-chairs.
New Ecosystem Overview for the Central Arctic Ocean
A new Ecosystem Overview for the Central Arctic Ocean ecoregion and updated Overviews for eleven other ecoregions.
Early career scientists
Have you been following our Eye on the Experts series?We have been travelling around our member countries, meeting early career scientists who are active in our expert groups, and finding out what it is they do! You can watch the entire series on our YouTube channel.
Cooperative Research Report 353 The process in ICES of opening up to increased stakeholder engagement (1980–2020)
Mark Dickey-Collas and Marta BallesterosKeeping boundaries between science and policy maintains credibility, while spanningboundaries facilitates agreements over what questions are being addressed, what evidence and expertise are used, and what processes are followed to ensure legitimacy and saliency.This report documents the time-line of opening up to increased stakeholder engagement, and includes an explanation of the current governance mechanisms of ICES, as a resource to contextualize the opening-up.
Cooperative Research Report 352 Collecting quality echosounder data in inclement weather
J. M. Jech, M. Schaber, M. Cox, P. Escobar-Flores, S. Gastauer, K. Haris, J. Horne, T. Jarvis, Y. Ladroit, R. O’Driscoll, G. Pedersen, M. Peña, T. Ryan, S. Sakinan, R. Thomas, H. Viehman, C. Wall, and T. Whitton
Echosounder data are widely collected and employed to address multitude scientific questions, from characterizing pelagic marine ecosystems, to investigating the behaviour and dynamics of marine organisms, and estimating the abundance and biomass of marine resources. The Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science, and Technology (WGFAST) hopes that this CRR will be a helpful guide for users and operators of echosounders, and survey scientists alike.
ICES training courses
Strengthen your career, broaden your knowledge, and widen your professional network with one of our training courses.
Reproducible science, best practices and ICES Transparent Assessment Framework
14–16 February 2022, online courseRegistration deadline: 1 January 2022
Fourth Symposium on Decadal Variability of the North Atlantic & its Marine Ecosystems: 2010–2019 26–28 April 2022, Bergen, Norway
Fourth ICES PICES Early Career Scientist Conference9–12 May 2022, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Oceans Past IX Conference22–25 June 2022, Seattle, Washington, United States
Symposium on Capelin - The canary in predicting effects of climate on the Arctic marine environment10-15 October 2022, Bergen, Norway
International Symposium on Small Pelagic Fish: New Frontiers in Science for Sustainable Management7–11 November 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
Planning a conference in 2023 or 2024?
ICES now welcomes proposals for co-sponsorship of symposia taking place in 2023 and 2024 on topics that are relevant to our Science Plan, Strategic Plan, and/or Advisory Plan.
Proposal deadline: 1 February 2022
Explore our #oceansofdata
It's what's inside that counts...
Understanding species interactions is key to understanding more widely how marine ecosystems function. With the contents of fish stomachs, scientists can gain knowledge on what species are feeding on, which in turn can be used as input to multispecies and ecosystem models.
COVID-19 pandemic effects on ICES work
The health and safety of our staff and community are our primary concern. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, ICES expert group meetings take place online until 31 January 2022.
This decision will be evaluated in January and adjusted according to changes in pandemic rules and restrictions. ICES Secretariat staff will be working from home, where possible.
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