International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

Type of Organization
Inter governmental


Organisation description

ICES was created in 1902 with 19 member countries from European countries, United States of America and Russia. ICES is a leading forum for the promotion, coordination, and dissemination of research on the physical, chemical, and biological systems in the North Atlantic and advice on human impact on its environment, in particular fisheries effects in the Northeast Atlantic. ICES works with an international community of over 1600 marine scientists and has working rroups discussing most aspects of the marine ecosystem: from physical processes, water chemistry and pollutants up to top-level predators such as seabirds and marine mammals. ICES is the prime source of advice on the marine ecosystem to governments and international regulatory bodies that manage the North Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas.

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46
DK-1553 Copenhagen V

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