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Report of the Working Group on Maritime Systems (WGMARS)

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The inaugural Working Group on Maritime Systems (WGMARS) meeting was hosted by the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway 31 October – 3 November 2011. The WGMARS interdisciplinary team reviewed the 2011 Reports of two as-sessment working groups (WGs), the Arctic Fisheries WG (AFWG) and the Herring Assessment WG (HAWG) as well as two non-stock assessment WGs, the WG on Eco-system Effects of Fishing Activities (WGECO) and the WG of Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management (WGMPCZM). The purpose of these reviews was to as-sess and analyse the reports in regards to transparency and saliency of science com-munication in light of marine governance. In addition, the WGMARS team conducted two analyses for each of the reviewed WGs: 1) an analysis of “ICES science synergies” resulting from a simple social network analysis, and 2) a mapping of the origins of each WG’s Terms of Reference (ToRs). WGMARS found the exploratory mapping of “ICES science synergies” a meaningful exercise that can give some pre-liminary insights into scientific capacities for integrated ecosystem advice.


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