Attendees at the Science Policy meeting, Ottawa, May 2018

The second science-policy meeting for the ATLAS project took place in Ottawa on Friday 11 May 2018.

24 participants - comprising senior policymakers, stakeholders from industry and NGOs, representatives of international organisations, and leading scientists - attended a very productive meeting. Hosted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), this meeting served mainly to bring the project to the attention of the Canadian government stakeholders and to gather their feedback on where ATLAS results will be of benefit to their work in the future development of management of ecosystems in the Atlantic.

Meeting participants were welcomed by Dr Louise Laverdure, Director General of Ecosystem Science at DFO. Prof David Johnson chaired the meeting, a full report on which can be found here.