Global Ocean Legacy's Science Advisory Board

The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Global Ocean Legacy (GOL) campaign is proud to introduce our Scientific Advisory Board, composed of seven esteemed scientists with expertise in marine biology and fisheries disciplines. This board was created to build collaboration and dialogue among GOL staff, partners, and the scientific community.

The board members are Daniel Pauly, Ph.D.; Callum Roberts, Ph.D.; Juan Carlos Castilla, Ph.D.; Philippe Cury, Ph.D.; Boris Worm, Ph.D.; Rashid Sumaila, Ph.D.; and Andrea Sáenz-Arroyo, Ph.D.

Each of these experts brings extensive knowledge to help guide GOL in protecting the last near-pristine ocean waters on Earth. They do this by identifying critical science questions and research needs, developing the rationale for new protected areas, advising us on strategy, and helping advocate for the creation of the next generation of great marine parks.

Global Ocean Legacy uses rigorous and verified scientific findings as the framework for its efforts to establish large-scale, fully protected marine reserves.  Before pursuing the designation of a new GOL site, we commission studies on the biodiversity of the region, including fish species, seabirds, marine mammals, coral health, and threats to the ecosystem. 

Please click the links below for more details about each member of Global Ocean Legacy’s Scientific Advisory Board:

    Daniel Pauly, professor, Fisheries Centre and Zoology Department, University of British Columbia; principal investigator, Sea Around Us

    Callum Roberts, professor, Environment Department, University of York

    Juan Carlos Castilla, professor, Center for Advance Studies in Ecology and Biodiversity, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Philippe Cury, director, Centre de Recherche Halieutique Méditerranéenne et Tropicale, Sète France; member, International Advisory Council, University of British Columbia

    Boris Worm, professor, Biology Department, Dalhousie University

    Rashid Sumaila, director and professor, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Columbia; Sea Around Us

    Andrea Sáenz-Arroyo, professor and principal researcher, Department of Biodiversity Conservation, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)

Global Ocean Legacy, a project of Pew and its partners, is establishing a worldwide system of very large, fully protected marine reserves where fishing and other extractive activities are prohibited. We work with local citizens, governments, and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of the Earth’s most important and unspoiled marine environments. To date, our efforts have helped to double the amount of safeguarded ocean habitat worldwide.

This page was updated on August 28, 2015 to reflect the addition of a new advisory board member. 

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