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COPEPOD works closely with NOAA programs (e.g., the Fisheries And The Environment (FATE) and Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) programs) and a variety of international scientific organizations (e.g., the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO).   Through this interaction and participation, advanced and theoretical concepts and ideas are exchanged between COPEPOD, scientists, and experts.   COPEPOD benefits from this collaboration by pursuing the data types and products most needed by the scientific community.   (What better way to know what the data-using scientists actually want and need than to work with them directly!)

COPEPOD has also taken the lead on a variety of working group publications and professional products, such as


IGMETS Status Report

graphic of the IGMETS status report cover

Global (IOC-UNESCO)

Zooplankton Status Report

graphic of the WGZE status report cover

North Atlantic regions (ICES)

COPEPOD is currently involved with the following working groups:
  • IOC-UNESCO International Group for Marine Ecological Time Series (IGMETS, https://IGMETS.net)
  • IOC-UNESCO working group on Climate Change & Global Trends of Phytoplankton in the Ocean (TrendsPO, https://TrendsPO.net)

  • ICES Working Group on Zooplankton Ecology (WGZE, https://WGZE.net)
  • ICES Working Group on Phytoplankton & Microbial Ecology (WGPME, https://WGPME.net)
  • PICES Working Group 37: Zooplankton Production Methodologies, Applications and Measurements in PICES Regions