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Cooperation in marine research between Russia and Norway at the dawn of the 20th century

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posted on 2023-07-07, 06:06 authored by Per Solemdal, Valeri Serebryakov
Although ICES is known as an organization concerned with fisheries research and management, it has maintained a wide range of hydrographic activities right from its founding in 1902. Examples of pioneering ICES work are presented, including the synoptic surveys o f the northern North Atlantic during the Polar Front Survey in 1957/58, process studies on the exchanges across the Greenland-Scotland Ridge system from 1960 to 1986, on mesoscale mixing in the North Sea in 1965, and on patchiness, both in time and space, in 1976 and 1986. The last examples are products from ICES long-term hydrographic measurements. The examples given are discussed in relation to contemporary studies on the same subject in order to show the impact that ICES has had and still has on North Atlantic hydrography. The contribution concludes by commenting on means of preserving that positive impact in the present situation of financial restrictions which tend to narrow the work spectrum of ICES and make it less attractive to participation by the hydrographic community.

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Solemdal, P., and Serebryakov, V 2002. Cooperation in marine research between Russia and Norway at the dawn of the 20th century. ICES Marine Science Symposia, 215: 73-86.