4th Symposium on Decadal Variability of the North Atlantic and it’s Marine Ecosystem: 2010-2019

26/04/2022 28/04/2022

This symposium is part of a series of decadal symposia organized by ICES, NAFO and IMR, where researchers will convene to review the variability of North Atlantic environmental conditions and marine ecosystems over the past decade. The intention is to understand the relationship between ecosystem components and how they influence the distribution, abundance and productivity of living marine resources. While the symposium focuses on reviewing the last decade, contributions related to longer environmental time series, sub-decadal forecast of ecosystem changes and application of environmental data to ocean resource management are also welcome. This symposium is endorsed as an activity under the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Theme sessions:

  1. Ocean climate and physical environment in the North Atlantic and their linkages to changing marine ecosystem;
  2. Decadal changes and trends in North Atlantic/sub-Arctic plankton and their ecosystems; 
  3. Trends and drivers of decadal variability in fish and invertebrates; 
  4. Expanding horizons: assessing decadal changes and incorporating Social-Ecological Systems in the North Atlantic.

Call for abstracts:

Abstracts are invited that describe, explore, and/or interpret observational time-series in all disciplines (physical, chemical, and biological) and areas of the North Atlantic including the Arctic (open ocean, shelf sea, and coastal waters) during the decade 2010-2019. This also includes new analyses and modelling approaches aimed at linking environmental changes to changes in the ecosystem. In addition, contributions that discuss the development of marine ecosystems into the coming decade are highly welcomed. Time will also be allocated for early career mentorship.

Deadline for abstract submissions is 27 September 2021.


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