Activity: Membership types › Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel
Marine Scotland has a Science Advisory Board (SAB) to assure the independence, impartiality and quality of science delivered by its science division, Marine Scotland Science (MSS). The SAB comprises academics from a range of UK Universities who have specialist knowledge relevant to the areas of science covered by MSS. The SAB has four principal functions, to:
· Ensure the science undertaken by MSS is objective and transparent
· Comment on the quality of the science
· Provide input on the determination of the Scottish Government marine science priorities
· Raise any issues pertaining to the governance of the science programme
Currently chaired by Prof Selina Stead, the SAB meets at least three times per year, comprehensively reviewing one of the various Science Programmes as part of each meeting.