MMO seeks members for Science Advisory Community
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is seeking applicants for its Science Advisory Community (SciAC), which will be a broad network of experts from whom the Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) can seek advice on a flexible basis to:
- provide advice to the CSA and therefore the MMO's Board on the use of evidence and scientific analysis, on which the MMO bases its strategy and decisions
- carry out periodical, focused reviews of the MMO’s use of evidence and scientific analysis.
How to apply
Prospective candidates should provide a brief 500 word summary as well as a two page CV and list of publications that show how they meet the selection criteria as detailed below.
- significant expertise in a scientific discipline relevant to the MMO's interests
- excellent understanding of the role of the MMO
- past experience of providing scientific advice to inform policy development and delivery
- experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment
- recognised 'esteem indicators' such as the number of publications, scientific, academic or professional activities.
Please read the full terms of reference for the SciAC (PDF 96 KB). Membership of the community is voluntary and members will only be reimbursed for any reasonable travel and subsistence costs incurred in undertaking SciAC activities.
The deadline for applications has now passed.
If you require further information please email your enquiry to SciAC@marinemanagement.org.uk.
The MMO CSA will invite expressions of interest for the SciAC. This will be done using our website and by requesting them directly from existing expert groups and academia including:
- the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee
- the Marine Assessment and Reporting Group, in particular the four evidence subgroups:
- Clean and Safe Seas Evidence Group
- Healthy and Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group
- Productive Seas Evidence Group
- Ocean Processes Evidence Group
- academic and research institutions.
Members will be selected with the broad aim of achieving a comprehensive spread of expertise in relevant marine science, economics and social science.
Members of the SciAC will be selected through fair and open competition.
Responsibility for selection of members rests with the CSA. In practice the recruitment will be carried out by an MMO panel including Human Resources and Evidence, Data and Knowledge Management representatives and is independent of the MMO Board.