Marine Institute

Marine Institute scientist appointed Vice Chair of ICES Advisory Committee

Colm Lordan appointed Vice Chair of ICES Advisory CommitteeScientist Dr Colm Lordan from the Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services at the Marine Institute, has been appointed as one of the Vice Chair's of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Advisory Committee.

The ICES Advisory Committee (ACOM) is responsible for providing scientific advice to competent authorities in support of the sustainable management of marine resources and ecosystems in the North Atlantic Ocean. Dr Lordan will work 50% of the time in his new ACOM role and 50% in his Team Lead role at the Marine Institute.

Dr Lordan joined the Marine Institute in 1998 and participated in Northern Shelf and Southern Shelf demersal stock assessment working groups. In 2003, his focus moved to nephrops stocks and developing underwater television surveys and assessment methods. Dr Lordan currently leads a team of scientists working on demersal fish and nephrops surveys, stock assessment and scientific advice.

Dr Lordan said he is expecting his three-year term as Vice Chair of the ICES Advisory Committee to be both busy and diverse.

"I am looking forward to getting a broader perspective on the advisory system and I hope to learn a lot about stocks, fisheries, assessments, and management challenges in areas beyond the Celtic Seas. I am also interested in collaborating with others to improve the quality assurance and to develop new and innovative advisory products," said Dr Lordan.

Dr Lordan was first involved with ICES in 1993, and since then has participated in 60 different ICES expert groups and chaired or co-chaired 16 working groups.

ICES has a network of more than 5,000 scientists from over 690 marine institutes in 20 countries.

ICES has a network of more than 5,000 scientists from over 690 marine institutes in 20 countries.

For more information on ICES visit http://www.ices.dk