BICEpS Annual report 2018 – Reinforcing Belgian ICES People




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BICEpS Annual report 2018 – Reinforcing Belgian ICES People

TitreBICEpS Annual report 2018 – Reinforcing Belgian ICES People
Type de publicationBook
Year of Publication2019
Series EditorMarianne, S, Steven, D, Kris, H, Moreau, K, Polet, H, Scory, S, Torreele, E, Vandendriessche, S
PublisherRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, OD Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Ville29 Vautierstraat, 1000 Brussels
ISBN Number9789073242432
Mots-clésfish, Fishes, marine biodiversity, Marine protected areas, Marine renewable energy

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES; French: Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer, CIEM) is an intergovernmental marine science organization that brings together the efforts and knowledge of 20 Member States, bordering the North Atlantic and the Arctic Circumpolar Zone, on physical oceanography, marine ecosystems and fisheries management. Nowadays, more than 70 Belgian scientists are directly involved in the work of the 150 bodies and expert groups of ICES, which gather the expertise of more than 1500 scientists yearly, totalling up to 5000 scientists from over 700 marine institutes and organizations over the years. This important and often voluntary dedication of Belgian scientists to the work of ICES deserves more visibility among the Belgian scientific community itself and to policy makers.This is, among others, why the BICEpS initiative was launched. BICEpS general aim is to offer a platform to the Belgian ICES community to get to know each other, to improve collaboration and share information, and to promote ICES to the wider scientific community in Belgium. BICEpS Annual report 2018 presents the genesis and first year of activity of this initiative created to reinforce Belgian ICES people. The report targets marine scientists, marine managers and policy makers. It presents the demarche leading to the creation of the BICEpS community and activities conducted in 2018. The report contains the list of Belgian ICES members in 2018 with their membership to the different ICES working groups, and the results of the first BICEpS Colloquium organised on 14 November 2018 and hosted by RBINS in Brussels (outcome of a participatory discussion on the future of BICEpS, abstracts of communications presented and list of participants). The abstracts of the colloquium are supplemented by a separate annex published online which assembles the PowerPoint presentations of the colloquium accessible at

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