The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

Initiative Type: Network

BeleĢm Statement Area: Climate Variability, Emerging Pollutants, Ocean Observation, Ocean Resources

Initiative Location: Belgium,Canada,Denmark,Estonia,Finland,France,Germany,Iceland,Ireland,Latvia,Lithuania,Netherlands,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Russia,Spain,Sweden,United Kingdom,United States of America

Time Frame: 1902-Ongoing


The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is an intergovernmental marine science organization, meeting societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of our seas and oceans. The goal is to advance and share scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide and to use this knowledge to generate state-of-the-art advice for meeting conservation, management, and sustainability goals. They are a network of more than 5,000 scientists from over 700 marine institutes in 20 member countries and beyond. Through strategic partnerships, their work in the Atlantic Ocean also extends into the Arctic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the North Pacific Ocean.

Contact: International Council for the Exporation of the Sea,

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