NOC Stakeholder Advisory Board
The NOC Stakeholder Advisory Board is a non-executive body that advise on the strategic development of the NOC and its engagement with the wider community, including policy makers, industry and the public.
The board help the centre to maximise our impact and outreach via public engagement as well as advising on the development and delivery of the overall NOC strategy. They also work on behalf of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) to monitor and advise on the national leadership, co-ordination and facilitation remit of the centre, including the delivery of National Capability managed by the centre.
The expertise and experience the Members of the Advisory Council can offer us will be invaluable as we chart the way ahead.
Current members of the NOC Stakeholder Advisory Board
Professor Dougal Goodman FREng, Dr James Baker, Professor Peter Liss CBE FRS, John Murray, Professor Peter Herzig, Dr Phil Heads, Professor Ajit Shenoi, Colin Grant, Dr Caron Montgomery, Professor Stephen Belcher
Marine Facilities Advisory Board
The Marine Facilities Advisory Board (MFAB) has the task to develop a medium to long-term holistic strategy for future equipment requirements in Marine Science. This will respond to and reflect our community’s needs and to assess current and future funding.
Until 2011, the Natural Environmental Research Council’s (NERC) marine facilities were overseen by the Marine Facilities Review Group (MFRG), with advice on the National Marine Equipment Pool (NMEP) being provided by science requirements identified on small and medium sized enterprises forms and discipline-based User Groups. MFRG reviewed the delivery of cruises over the previous year, and took a forward view of equipment requirements for the delivery of future cruises and additions to the NMEP. While this provided a good mechanism for enhancing the NMEP, the remit of the Group was such that developing a strategic view of future equipment requirements was somewhat piecemeal and of short-term nature.
A medium to longer-term holistic approach to future equipment requirements is vital in an environment of burgeoning demands and erratic Government funding opportunity, especially where funding constraints are likely to become even more challenging in the future. Consequently, the processes of cruise review and strategy development has been separated, the latter activity being developed by the Marine Facilities Advisory Board (MFAB; membership listed below).
The role of MFAB includes to:
- Undertake an audit of marine equipment to establish what is available, what state it is in and how much it has been used in the past 5-10 years. This will not only provide essential information for the current NERC cruise programme, but also help to anticipate the likely requirements for NERC sea-going science delivery in the near to medium future.
- Identify new and/or emerging capabilities.
- Develop a strategy that prioritises the equipment portfolio with regard to emerging and declining requirements.
- Report changes in requirements (actual or predicted) to the NERC Cruise Programme Executive Board to help inform funding decisions.
The 2019 membership of the MFAB is given below and includes a table of NOC personnel who have an advisory role.
- Draft note of the March 2018 meeting of the Marine Facilities Advisory Board
- Marine Facilities Advisory Board May 2017 minutes (pdf)
- Marine Facilities Advisory Board April 2016
- National Marine Facilities: Technology Roadmap 2018/19 (pdf)
- Capital Expenditure Proposal Form (pdf)
- Marine Facilities Advisory Board ToR (pdf)
Membership of Marine Facilities Advisory Board 2019
|Dr Adrian Baker||Defence Science and Technology Laboratory||Science strategy, planning and management, review of scientific programmes and deliverables.|
|Professor Mike Elliott||University of Hull||Estuaries and coastal areas, marine and estuarine pollution, marine biology, terrain mapping.|
|Dr Kate Hendry||University of Bristol||Biogeochemical cycling and past ocean processes, environmental geosciences, climate modelling.|
|Dr Jo Hopkins||National Oceanography Centre||Physical oceanography, ship-based observations, moored and autonomous platforms, nutrient cycling.|
|Dr Kerry Howell||Plymouth University||Deep-sea ecosystems, species diversity, habitat mapping, MPAs, impacts of deep-water fisheries.|
|Dr Chris McGonigle||Ulster University||Marine geophysical data, sampling, underwater imagery, acoustic techniques to understand biotic, abiotic resources.|
|Professor Mark Moore||University of Southampton||Marine phytoplankton ecophysiology and biogeochemistry, nutrient limitation, fluorescence, sampling equipment.|
|Professor Carol Robinson, Chair||University of East Anglia||Marine bacteria, phytoplankton and zooplankton, analytical chemistry, remote sensing, gliders, time series datasets.|
|Randolph Sliester||British Antarctic Survey||Ship operations manager|
|Dr Tim Smyth||Plymouth Marine Laboratory||Marine biogeochemistry and observations, atmospheric measurements, moorings.|
|Professor Nick Wright||Newcastle University||Engineer with experience of collaboration with marine, geo and environmental scientists through providing technology.|
|Dr Mike Webb||Natural Environment Research Council||Head of Science, Natural Environment Research Council.|
|National Oceanography Centre|
|Dr Graham Allen||British Oceanographic Data Centre|
|Colin Day||National Marine Facilities|
|Dr Maaten Furlong||National Marine Facilities|
|Professor Angela Hatton||National Oceanography Centre|
|Jackie Pearson, Secretariat||National Oceanography Centre|
|Julie Pringle Stewart||National Oceanography Centre|
|Leigh Storey||National Marine Facilities|
Membership of Marine Facilities Advisory Board 2017
|Dr Sophie Fielding||British Antarctic Survey|
|Professor Karen Heywood||University of East Anglia|
|Professor Mark Inall, Chair||Scottish Association for Marine Science|
|Dr Erica Koning||Netherlands Insitute for Sea Research|
|Professor Matt Mowlem||National Oceanography Centre|
|Jackie Pearson, Secretariat||National Oceanography Centre|
|Professor Christine Peirce||University of Durham|
|Dr Andy Rees||Plymouth Marine Laboratory|
|Randolph Sliester||British Antarctic Survey|
|Captain Tim Stockings||British Antarctic Survey|
|Dr Mike Webb||Natural Environment Research Council|
|Professor Russell Wynn||National Oceanography Centre|