ICES November 2013 Newsletter

ICES (the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas) has recently published its November 2013 newsletter.  It includes an article on the special Science Fund the Council has established for research proposals, which will advance the scientific understanding of marine ecosystems. Integrated ecosystem assessment and an ecosystem-based approached to ocean management serve several crucial legal frameworks including the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).  The newsletter also details the progress on the STAGES (Science and Technology Advancing Governance on Good Environmental Status) project, where at a recent workshop a list of priority research needs, to bridge the science-policy gaps associated with the MSFD (Marine Strategy Framework Directive), was proposed.  The newsletter and further information on the current work of ICES can be accessed via this link.

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