ICES questioned on Regional Marine Co-operation

04 December 2014

The Lords Sub-Committee investigating Regional Marine Co-operation will hear from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES)


From 11.30am on Thursday 4 December 2014, Committee Room 2, the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy takes evidence via videoconference from:

  • Anne Christine Brusendorff, General Secretary, International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES)

Possible Questions

  • What role does ICES play in supporting the required co-operative approach to the EU’s regional seas management, including the intended cross-border application of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive?
  • To what extent could a more co-ordinated regional approach to the collection of data on matters such as fisheries, seabed mapping and other aspects of the marine environment assist with the effectiveness of research efforts?
  • Is there a particular need for a greater research focus on the cumulative impact of human activities on the marine environment?
  • Who, or what, should take responsibility for ensuring that information about the marine environment is widely available? Is the European Marine Observation Data Network (EMODnet) likely to be successful in this regard?
  • To what extent are the roles of the various bodies and institutions, including ICES, OSPAR, the EU and Member States clear? How helpful is OSPAR’s Science Agenda?

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