GLOBEC/ICES Working Group on Cod and Climate Change

by Keith Brander

The working group on Cod and Climate Change was established at the 1992 ICES Statutory meeting to carry forward the work begun by the ICES study group. It will meet for the first time in June 1993 in Lowestoft, U.K. under the chairmanship of Dr. K. Brander. Terms of reference for the meeting are as follows:

Expertise in many fields will be needed to tackle this wide-ranging and ambitious agenda, but the scope is limited to some extent because the investigation is applied to a single species--cod. Previous reports of the ICES study group (notably ICES C.M. 1991/G:78) provide useful summaries of discussions on the application of physical models. Five questions framed by Ken Brink on the application of physical models in the Cod and Climate context are as follows:

It is my impression that we can answer a number of these questions and will, I hope, be able to make progress at the meeting in identifying and specifying fruitful areas for modelling and field or experimental investigation. Scientists wishing to participate in the June 1993 working group meeting should contact Dr. K. Brander, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fisheries Laboratory, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0HT, UK (Omnet: MAFF.LOWESTOFT - Attn. Keith Brander).

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