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ICES postpones annual science conference and meetings. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea has postponed all face-to-face meetings with external participants until 30 June due to coronavirus.

An ICES statement said: “The health and safety of our staff and community are our primary concern. All meetings with external participants scheduled to take place at ICES Headquarters in Copenhagen until 30 June will be postponed/cancelled or organized via video conference.

“We have also decided to postpone this year’s Annual Science Conference (ASC) until next year. The next ASC will take place 6-9 September 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Participants who have been invited to attend meetings at our Headquarters until 30 June will be informed that the meeting is being organized remotely, cancelled, or postponed until further notice.

“The Secretariat will aim to continue to support our work and community, while we follow the guideli​​nes by the Danish Authorities​ to work from home until 10 May, to the extent possible.

“Our advisory services have adopted a spring 2020 approach to delivering advice for the first part of 2020​​.

“We would like to thank our community and partners for their continuous support as we strive to deliver advice and science in this challenging time. The Secretariat together with the Advisory Committee and Science Committee leadership are working proactively to find creative solutions to continue to facilitate ICES work.

“Please note that our meeting calendar may not be up-to-date. If you are in doubt about your meeting dates or have any other questions related to this, please contact ICES Secretariat via info@ices.dk.

​“We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your understanding.”

More information: https://www.ices.dk/news-and-events/news-archive/news/Pages/COVID19.aspx