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  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

    What is ICES and what can ICES provide to the UN Regular Process?

    www.ices.dk

    Jrn Schmidt

  • An international scientific community that is relevant, responsive, sound, and credible, concerning marine ecosystems and their rela- tion to humanity

    ...to ensure the best available science is accessible for decision-makers to make informed choices on the sustainable use of the marine environment and ecosystems

  • In 2011114 active Expert Groups with Over 1200 active participants from270 Institutes

  • State of the art science in:OceanographyContaminantsPhytoplanktonZooplanktonFishMammals and Sea Birds

  • State of the art science in:Integrated physical-biological modelingEconomic-ecological modelingMaritime systems analysis

  • Strategic Initiatives on:Marine Spatial PlanningStock Assessment MethodsBiodiversity Science and AdviceClimate ChangeMarine Strategy Framework Directive

  • Memoranda of Understanding with:EUNEAFCNASCOOSPARHELCOM

  • Collaboration with many regional or international organizations, including UN organizations or specialised angencies e.g. :PICESCIESMUNESCO/IOCSCORFAOCBD

  • Covers 200 stocksStock assessments 40 stocksAdvice on 200 stocks

    http://www.ices.dk/advice/icesadvice.asp

  • Special requests:

    e.g. OSPAR request: EcoQO for seabird populations in OSPAR regions II and IIIe.g. NEAFC request - vulnerable deep-water habitats in the NEAFC Regulatory Area

    http://www.ices.dk/advice/icesadvice.asp

  • Integrated ecosystem assessments!Baltic SeaNorth SeaWestern WatersNorth West Atlantic

  • ICES Report on Ocean Climate

    Specific expert groups:Working Group on Operational oceanographic products for fisheries and environment (WGOOFE)

    www.wgoofe.org

  • ICES Status Report on Zooplankton

  • Environmental Status Report

  • Specific expert groups:Working Group on Data and Information Management (WGDIM)

    Data repository also for:OSPARHELCOMAMAP

  • Supporting Information possibly relevant for capacity buildingTechniques in Marine Environmental SciencesICES species identification leaflets

    ICES Training Programme

  • Thank you very much for your attention!

    ICES is the oldest Intergovernmental Marine Science OrganisationFounded 1902Show this picture to demonstrate the age (and not only men, but already some women involved)Started with 8 member countries and has now 20 member countries

    *Map! Which area is covered.*ICES headquarters is in Copenhagen and I will shortly explain how ICES works by showing the structureAdvice side, Science sideStock assessment (Assessment Arbeitsgruppen)Ecology, OceanographyVoluntary contribution of 1600 Scientists

    *ICES headquarters is in Copenhagen and I will shortly explain how ICES works by showing the structureAdvice side, Science sideStock assessment (Assessment Arbeitsgruppen)Ecology, OceanographyVoluntary contribution of 1600 Scientists

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