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ICES General Secretary resigns. After 10 years of service, Anne Christine Brusendorff, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) General Secretary, has informed ICES Bureau of her decision to resign from her position, effective 31 December 2021.

A statement said:

“During the past decade of substantive change for ICES, as well as global challenges which we have been called upon to respond to, Anne Christine has brought remarkable and effective leadership and we are grateful for the energy and vision she has brought to the strategic and operational challenges. Under her guidance, ICES has advanced as a network, further developed as a respected and relevant international organization, and fostered a professional, efficient, and effective Secretariat.

“We are now in the process of recruiting a new General Secretary. More information about the recruitment, and a vacancy announcement will be made available in the coming months.”


About ICES

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is an intergovernmental marine science organisation, meeting societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of our seas and oceans.

Their 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.

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

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

Read more about their strategy ​and their science priorities.​