ICES annual science conference in Gdansk, Poland –

ICES annual science conference in Gdansk, Poland Published:  16 September, 2011

THE International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), will hold its Annual Science Conference at the Gdansk Mucis and Congress Centre in Gdansk, Poland 19-23 September.

The conference of the world’s largest marine science and advisory body is being held in cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Marine Research Fisheries Institute (NMFRI) in Gdynia.

The Baltic region will be the primary focus at ICES Annual Science Conference 2011, alongside wider topics relating to ICES Science Plans, including interdisciplinary marine research themes. The conference features 19 themed sessions, which include oral presentations and posters highlighting research from the Baltic and the wider ICES network.

In addition to the Baltic, themed sessions will cover topics such as climatic influences on fisheries, upwelling and physical processes in the coastal zone, plankton ecology and foodweb processes, habitat mapping and spatial management, biophysical and fishery modelling, new technologies in the application of the ecosystem approach, integrating top predators in ecosystem management, marine renewable energies, and comparative dynamics of large marine ecosystems.

The Conference will open Monday 19 September at 13:00 with a lecture by Professor Jan Marcin Weslawski, Poland titled, ‘Practitioners Faster than Scientists – Marine Nature Conservation’.The full ASC 2011 programme, along with daily news updates from the Conference, is available on the ICES website