Interim Report of the Working Group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessments for the Norwegian Sea (WGINOR)
reportposted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The Working Group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessments for the Norwegian Sea (WGINOR) was held in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, on 27 November – 1 December 2017 and was chaired by Per Arneberg (Norway) and Guðmundur J. Óskarsson (Iceland). The number of participants were 22, representing Norway (5+10 on correspondence), Iceland (2), and the Faroes (5).Progress on ToR A included updated assessment of the main components of the eco-system, methodological development of integrated trend analyses and establishment of a basis for future development of IEA.Modelling work for ToR B, based on ENAC and Atlantis, was discussed. Harvest con-trol rules (HCR) were addressed with respect to effect of species interactions or climate variability. Potential ENAC model runs were planned. Atlantis work includes evalua-tion on multispecies HCR and is still in progress.WGINOR will hold a meeting on the dynamics of the Norwegian Sea ecosystem in conjunction with the EcoNorSe project in Bergen, on 16-19 October 2018.