Science Advisory Committee

The Science Advisory Committee assures the Commission’s credibility as a science-based organization. Members of the committee include experts in a variety of environmental disciplines. These individuals keep the Commission aware of scientific studies and questions that can inform local and regional projects, and educate key individuals in the scientific community about the work of the Commission.

Role of the committee

The general roles of the Science Advisory Committee are to:

• Provide scientific input and guidance to the Commission on emerging issues and opportunities.
• Conduct technical review of Marine Resources Committee projects, where appropriate.
• Identify ways to effectively integrate our work with scientists and their projects around the region.
• Provide guidance on regional projects, protocol review, data processing, and reporting.

The Science Advisory Committee consists of scientific experts with appropriate regional knowledge. Members span a broad range of technical expertise. 

To read more about the purpose and role of the committee, click here to read the current Articles of Association

Current membership

Speed dating with scientists

The Science Advisory Committee began Speed Dating with a Scientist with researchers actively working in our region on projects that are, or could be, amenable to public involvement. Learn more and find information about past presentations here