The Expedition Advisory Committee

Ensure relevance and consistency of objectives

An Advisory Committee, composed of fourteen international experts and personalities, has been set up to ensure the relevance and coherence of the mission’s objectives and its relevance in the regional and international context. Its role is to ensure a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, including natural and social sciences, in line with the principles of sustainability science.

Carl Gustaf Lundin. Chairman of the Committee

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Executive Director of Mission Blue, USA, formerly Head of IUCN’s Marine and Polar Programme

Dominique Benzaken

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Expert in blue policy, economics and finance, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong, Australia; consultant to the World Bank.

Nick D'Adamo

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Research Fellow, Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia, formerly Director of the Perth Programme Office in support of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
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Founder and President of Mission Blue; National Geographic Explorer in Residence; Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, USA.

Tessa Hempson

Senior Scientist and Programme Manager, Oceans Without Borders.

Normal Jivan Shah

Director General of Nature Seychelles

Heather Koldewey

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Senior Technical Advisor, Zoological Society of London ; Head of the Bertarelli Marine Science Programme; Honorary Professor, University of Exeter,

Olivier Laroussinie

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Director of Maritime Planning and Major Projects, Risks, Water and Sea Technical Directorate, Cerema, France.

Margaret Leinen

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Executive Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Vice Chancellor for Marine Science and Dean of the School of Marine Science, University of California, San Diego, USA.

Nadine Marshall

Environmental social scientist, formerly with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia.

David Obura

Director, Coastal Ocean Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO), East Africa.

Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers is Scientific Director, REV Ocean, Norway; Professor of Conservation Biology, Oxford University, UK.
Scientific Director, REV Ocean, Norway; Professor of Conservation Biology, Oxford University, UK.

Anwar Rumjaun

Associate Professor, Mauritius Institute of Education.

François Simard. Secretary of the Committee.

François Simard, Secretary of the Indian Ocean Mission Advisory Committee, formerly Deputy Director of the IUCN Marine and Polar Programme.
Previously Deputy Director of the IUCN Marine and Polar Programme.