Symposium Scope
Climate change will have many impacts on marine ecosystems, and on human uses of them. Improved scientific support for policy and management decision-making in the face of these potential impacts is essential. In response to this need, interdisciplinary research teams have been formed around the world to analyze data and develop models to explore the likelihood and nature of future ecosystem states and strategies for sustainable use in these future states. To facilitate the advancement of this critical research, ICES, PICES and FAO are holding an international symposium. This symposium will provide a forum for scientists and policymakers to discuss the potential impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems and our uses of these ecosystems, and to consider the strategies that society can take to be prepared for anticipated impacts. Quantitative studies of the potential impact of climate change on fish and fisheries throughout the world will be featured.

The symposium will:

  • provide a forum to discuss techniques for investigating the impacts of climate change on population parameters, distribution, migration, production, and/OR abundance of fish and shellfish in capture and cultured fisheries and on food web processes supporting fish and shellfish;
  • provide an opportunity for scientists to discuss their observational, analytical and modeling approaches with other research teams in order to stimulate methodological improvements;
  • allow experts to identify analytical techniques needed to reliably forecast climate change impacts on marine fish and shellfish populations including methods for quantifying the uncertainty in projections and ways to address the uncertainty in policy and management;
  • allow experts from diverse disciplines to discuss policies and strategies for society and users of marine resources to consider in the face of a changing climate and altered marine ecosystems.

  • Symposium Scope
  • Venue
  • Organizers
  • Speakers
  • Scientific Program
  • Schedule
  • Registration Summary
  • Book of Abstracts
  • Publication
  • Presentations
  • Symposium Announcement
  • Contact
    Important Dates
    July 1 , 2010
  • Manuscript submission deadline has been extended until July 1.
    On-line submission will be open on May 17.

    January 15, 2010
  • Abstract acceptance notification
    January 25-29, 2010
  • Notification of financial support grant
    February 5, 2010
  • Early registration deadline
    February 5, 2010
  • Presenters must confirm their attendance and presentations
    April 25-29 , 2010
  • Symposium and associated workshops
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