Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sargasso Sea Commissioners sought

The Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea in March 2014 was open for signature in March 2014. The Declaration provides for the establishment of a Sargasso Sea Commission, composed of distinguished scientists and other persons of international repute committed to the conservation of high seas ecosystems. Initially there will be only five Commissioners to serve on the Commission for a period of three years. The composition of the Commission should aim to reflect a balance of geographic distribution and diverse expertise and experience. The relevant fields of experience include:

• Ecosystem-based fisheries management
• Marine spatial planning
• Oceanography
• Marine ecology
• Marine geology
• Endangered and threatened marine species (eg whales, turtles, eels, birds, etc)
• Environmental and human use impact assessments
• Economic evaluation
• International law and marine policy

Commissioners serve without remuneration. Modest funds to cover travel expenses may be made available when it is necessary for Commissioners to attend meetings associated with the Commission Work Programme.

Nomination Process.
Nominations packages are to include a full CV as well as a statement of interest (not to exceed one page) articulating how the nominee’s expertise and experience satisfies the selection criteria. These should be sent to Dr Kate Killerlain Morrison of the Sargasso Sea Alliance at kmorrison@sargassoalliance.org by 30 April 2014.

If you have other questions related to this notice please contact Louise Savill, Foreign and Commonwealth Office at louise.savill@fco.gov.uk