ICES is an intergovernmental organization whose main objective is to increase the scientific knowledge of the marine environment and its living resources and to use this knowledge to provide advice to competent authorities. ICES Science and Advice considers both how human activities affect marine ecosystems and how ecosystems affect human activities. In this way, ICES ensures that best available science is accessible for decision-makers to make informed choices on the sustainable use of the marine environment and ecosystems. ICES is a network of more than 4000 scientists from almost 300 institutes, with 1600 scientists participating in activities annually.
Contact person: Adi Kellerman firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of ICES in COLUMBUS
Competence Node support for Fisheries. Participating across the project in Work Packages 2 to 7.
Profile of staff engaged in the project:
Dr Wojciech Wawrzynski ICES Deputy Head of Science; PhD Economist, University of Gdansk, Poland; Member of the European Economic Association, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, European Association of Fisheries Economists and the International Arctic Social Sciences Association. Wojciech has studied the effectiveness of financial mechanisms for research and innovation and has extensive experience in European science cooperation and science-policy projects. He has has participated in numerous EU funded projects: POLMARF, EUROCEANS, MARIFISH and COFASP ERA-NETs, 4SEAS, STAGES, MARCOM (and several others co-funded from outside the Framework Programme financial streams).
Dr Adi Kellermann The Head of Science Programme in the ICES Secretariat. He has extensive experience from externally funded projects, including national funding (i.a., data bases, wind farming), EC funded projects (e.g., COSA, Profet Policy) and overseas funded projects (e.g., US National Science Foundation, Lighthouse Foundation), either as project leader, initiator or participant. His scientific work focused on biological oceanography in the Southern Ocean for eleven years, including participation in the international BIOMASS Programme and intense cooperation with Brazil, the UK, the US, Poland and Russia between 1981- 1991. He has spent twelve years as senior science manager in Germany s largest (marine) National Park. A major activity was the design, implementation and coordination of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Program (TMAP) in the European Wadden Sea (1992-2004).