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FOL attends the ICES Annual Science Conference 2019

Iratxe presents her research on large-scale fisheries as social-ecological systems facing climate change

18/09/2019 -

Last week, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) organized its Annual Science Conference, which was held in Gothenburg, Sweden. ICES is an intergovernmental marine science organization, a network of scientists who advance and share scientific knowledge of marine ecosystems and their services in order to generate advice for meeting conservation, management, and sustainability goals. ICES work focuses on the Atlantic Ocean, but also extends into the Arctic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the North Pacific Ocean.

Every year, ICES organizes its Annual Scientific Conference where hundreds of participants meet to present and discuss the latest marine science, promote new ideas, and establish partnerships. This year, FOL Iratxe has presented her ongoing work about large-scale fisheries defined as social-ecological systems, which face climate change through adaptive capacity. Her talk was part of an outstanding session titled «Understanding humans within ecosystems: Innovative tools, strategies and research», which illustrates the willingness of integrating social and economic sciences into ICES work.

Keynote speaker Manuel Barange made attendants thinking about the «science we need for the ocean we want, science that changes the world» into a trully sustainable world.

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