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ICES Annual Science Conference 2022

Dublin, Ireland
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The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is an intergovernmental marine science organization, meeting societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of our seas and oceans. ​​​Our goal is to advance and share scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide and to use this knowledge to generate state-of-the-art advice for meeting conservation, management, and sustainability goals.

We are a network of nearly 6000 scientists from over 700 marine institutes in our 20 member countries and beyond. Over 2500 scientists participate in our activities annually.

Through strategic partnerships our work in the Atlantic Ocean also extends into the Arctic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the North Pacific Ocean.


Date: 19–22 September 2022
Location: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland and online


ASC 2022 will be organized as a hybrid conference with options for both on site and online participation. More details about the practicalities will be announced soon, so check back on the website and follow #ICESASC22 on Twitter and Facebook.

Important dates

Call for Abstracts open: 20 January 2022
Deadline for abstract submission: 10 March 2022
Conference registration open in March 2022
Early bird registration until 1 June 2022
Conference programme available in June 2022
Conference schedule available in August 2022​


Call for abstracts now open, submission deadline: 10 March 2022!

We invite authors to submit an abstract for a presentation or a poster for our hybrid conference. Deadline for submissions is 10 March, and successful authors will be notified by June 2022. Once accepted, all authors will be asked to submit either a six-minute video presentation or a pdf of their poster for inclusion on the conference app.

All registered ASC participants, both those attending online and in person, will have access to all recorded presentations and posters via the conference app.

Authors who attend the ASC in person in Dublin will also be invited to make a live flash presentation of their work on the day of their theme session as well as participate in an interactive theme session. Flash presentations will not be streamed or recorded but theme sessions will be streamed via the conference app. 

Visit the website for details on how to submit an abstract:

Theme sessions

Theme session A: Oceanography and ecosystems in the North Atlantic: science and operational services
Conveners: Tomasz Dabrowski (Ireland), Caroline Cusack (Ireland), Marcos Llope (Spain)

Theme session B: Spatial management, climate change and biodiversity​​
Conveners: Catarina Frazão Santos (Portugal),​ Andrew Kenny (UK), Tundi Agardy (USA)

Theme session C: Operationalizing resilience for climate change impacts​
Conveners: Andrea Belgrano (Sweden), Keith Criddle (USA), Luc Doyen (France)

Theme session D: Processing and interpreting big data using machine learning: Acoustic, optic, and other observations in marine research
Conveners: Nils Olav Handegard (Norway), Wu-Jung Lee (USA), Ketil Malde (Norway)

Theme session E: Understanding and anticipating extreme events: their frequency, severity and impacts
Conveners: Nova Mieszkowska (UK), Sarah Wakelin (UK), Bryony Townhill (UK)

Theme session F: Ocean futures: engaging science and society in visions of the future
Conveners:​Rachel Kelly (Australia), Rebecca Shellock (USA), Chris Cvitanovic (Australia), Amanda Schadeberg (Netherlands)

Theme session G: Geohistorical records of climate and anthropogenic impacts on marine biota
Conveners: PAGES Q_MARE working group leaders - Konstantina Agiadi (Austria), Jessica Lueders-Dumont (USA), Poul Holm (Ireland)

Theme session H: Impacts of human activities and pressures on seafloor ecosystems: past, present and future 
Conveners: ; Bryony Caswell (UK), Julian Burgos (Iceland), Jan Vanaverbeke (Belgium)

Theme session I: Invertebrate life in three-dimensional habitat
Conveners: Fedor Lishchenko (Russia), Daniel Oesterwind (Germany), Carlos Mesquita (UK)

Theme session J: Temperature impacts on fish growth and consequences for fisheries
Conveners: Paul Spencer (USA), Asta Audzijonyte (Australia), John Morrongiello (Australia)

Theme session K: Integration of fisher experiential knowledge (FEXK) into marine science and management​
Conveners: Nathalie Steins (Netherlands), Talya ten Brink (USA), Julia Calderwood (Ireland)

Theme session L: Steering shipping impact prevention towards holistic marine management 
Conveners: Cathryn Murray (Canada), Ida-Maja Hassellöv (Sweden), Lisa Drake (USA)

Theme session M: Mixed fisheries within a changing ecosystem and socio-economic landscape 
Conveners: Claire Moore (Ireland), Dorleta Garcia (Spain), Paul Dolder​ (UK)

Theme session N: The role of small-scale fisheries and communities in ocean governance
Conveners: Sophia Kochalski (Spain), Annette Breckwoldt (Germany)

Theme session O:  Methodologies to assess the impact of offshore wind development on fishery data collections
Conveners: Andrew Lipsky (USA), Talya ten Brink (USA), Andrew Gill (UK)​
Theme session P: Growing together: prospects and opportunities for environmental DNA and Fisheries sciences​ 
Conveners: Stefano Mariani (UK), Sofie Derycke (Belgium), Tommaso Russo (Italy)

Theme session​Q​: Sustainable aquaculture in a changing world
Conveners: Neil Ruane (Ireland), Mike Rust (USA), Julie Maguire (Ireland)

Theme session R:​Contributed papers
Conveners: TBC


Registration for the conference will open in March 2022.
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