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Working Group on the Integrated Assessments of the Norwegian Sea

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The first meeting of Working Group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessments for the Norwegian Sea (WGINOR) was held in Bergen, Norway, 19–23 August and was chaired by Geir Huse (Norway) and Guðmundur J. Óskarsson (Iceland). The total number of participants was 21, representing Norway (16), Iceland (2) and the Faroese (3, all part-time). The objectives of the meeting was to form a group and to start to work on developing an approach to integrated assessment for the Norwegian Sea based on reviewing the work of other groups and literature studies. Before the meet-ing a list of terms of references (a-f) had been made, which was worked on during the meeting and addressed in this report. Presentations were made on data availability and present status of the different ecosystem components in the Norwegian Sea, i.e. climate and hydrography, plankton, fish, marine mammals and seabirds. A prelimi-nary status of the ecosystem was established based on the available information.


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