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.