SCAR Development Council

Rather than following a rigid regional structure, the suggestion is to have a somewhat smaller core membership, supplemented with additional co-opted representatives either for specific scientific activities, or for specific identified solicitation tasks. The current membership is summarised below.

  • Chair – P Convey, UK
  • J Lopez Martinez, Spain, SCAR President
  • J Baeseman, Executive Director of SCAR
  • E Griffin, Executive Officer SCAR, responsible for SCAR Capacity Building activities (CBET activities are a key opportunity)
  • O Orheim, Norway (opportunities and approaches to Nordic counrties)
  • K Lochte, Germany, VP for Capacity Building, Education and Outreach
  • A van de Putte, Belgium, Biodiversity.aq (includes MarBin etc.)
  • J Xavier, Portugal
  • S Rajan, India– sub-continental funding opportunities (also SCAR senior visiting fellowships)
  • S Azizan, Malaysia – approaches to non-aligned and Middle Eastern nations/foundations
  • P Barrett, New Zealand
  • E Costa, Brazil –S. American APECS community and opportunities
  • M Aljoaan, Kuwait/Belgium – capacity building, early career, and Middle Eastern opportunities