Founded in 1983, the aims of CIAC are to stimulate, accelerate and influence the direction of cephalopod research, to provide help and advice on aspects of cephalopod biology, including those relevant to the management of the increasingly important cephalopod fisheries, and to spread information on past and current research.
The means by which the aims will be achieved include:
The Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) meets at every Workshop/Symposium that it plans and conducts, and that is designated as a CIAC Workshop/Symposium. These Council Meetings may be divided into several continuous sittings or sessions. The objectives of these meetings are to plan and implement the aims of the Council as described above.
At all CIAC Workshops/Symposia there will be an Open Meeting, presided over by the President or Executive Secretary of CIAC, to which anyone interested in CIAC and its aims may come and speak on subjects of relevance to CIAC, at which participants will be asked for nominations for membership of Council, and at which proposals for CIAC Workshops/Symposia may be made.
A more extensive description of the rules of CIAC is available.
For further information about CIAC contact either Prof. C.C. Lu or Dr. Emma Hatfield.
Other useful addresses for cephalopod workers:
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