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ICES | CIEM. What is ICES and what can ICES provide to the UN Regular Process? www.ices.dk Jörn Schmidt. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. ICES MISSION. A Vision Worth Sharing.
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ICES |CIEM What is ICES and what can ICES provide to the UN Regular Process? www.ices.dk Jörn Schmidt International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
ICES MISSION A Vision Worth Sharing 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
Whatis ICES? (2/3) Belgium Canada Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Iceland Ireland Latvia Lithuania theNetherlands Norway Poland Portugal Russia Spain Sweden United Kingdom United States of America
Whatis ICES? (3/3) In 2011 114 active Expert Groups with Over 1200 active participants from 270 Institutes
Expert Group Expertise Whatcan ICES contribute? State of the art science in: • Oceanography • Contaminants • Phytoplankton • Zooplankton • Fish • Mammals and Sea Birds
Expert Group Expertise Whatcan ICES contribute? State of the art science in: • Integrated physical-biological modeling • Economic-ecological modeling • Maritime systems analysis
Strategic Initiatives Whatcan ICES contribute? Strategic Initiatives on: • Marine Spatial Planning • Stock Assessment Methods • Biodiversity Science and Advice • Climate Change • Marine Strategy Framework Directive
ICES Network Whatcan ICES contribute? Memoranda of Understanding with: • EU • NEAFC • NASCO • OSPAR • HELCOM
ICES Network Whatcan ICES contribute? Collaboration with many regional or international organizations, including UN organizations or specialised angencies e.g. : • PICES • CIESM • UNESCO/IOC • SCOR • FAO • CBD
Assessments Whatcan ICES contribute? Covers 200 stocks Stock assessments – 40 stocks Advice on – 200 stocks http://www.ices.dk/advice/icesadvice.asp
Assessments Whatcan ICES contribute? Special requests: e.g. OSPAR request: EcoQO for seabird populations in OSPAR regions II and III e.g. NEAFC request - vulnerable deep-water habitats in the NEAFC Regulatory Area http://www.ices.dk/advice/icesadvice.asp
Assessments Whatcan ICES contribute? Integrated ecosystem assessments! Baltic Sea North Sea Western Waters North West Atlantic
Status Reports Whatcan ICES contribute? ICES Report on Ocean Climate Specific expert groups: Working Group on Operational oceanographic products for fisheries and environment (WGOOFE) www.wgoofe.org
Status Reports Whatcan ICES contribute? ICES Status Report on Zooplankton
Status Reports Whatcan ICES contribute? Environmental Status Report
Status Reports Whatcan ICES contribute?
Data Center Whatcan ICES contribute?
Data Center Whatcan ICES contribute? Specific expert groups: Working Group on Data and Information Management (WGDIM) Data repository also for: • OSPAR • HELCOM • AMAP
CapacityBuilding Whatcan ICES contribute? Supporting Information possibly relevant for capacity building Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences ICES species identification leaflets ICES Training Programme