The MERCES Advisory Board, composed of renowned external experts in fields related with the topics and expected results of MERCES, will act as a scientific auditing panel aimed at ensuring the best scientific direction and output of all desk and field activities of the project. The Advisory Board will discuss the plans, progress and use of project results and recommend adjustment of the priorities of the project throughout the project cycle. The first meeting of the MERCES Advisory board took place in Rome during the Kick off meeting (6-8 July 2016).
Advisory board members:
James Aronson - Restoration Ecology Centre for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden
Roberto Cimino - R&D planning and Technology Scenarios, VP Eni, Italy
Paul Snelgrove - Department of Ocean Sciences and Biology Department Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's NL A1C 5S7, Canada
Cindy Van Dover - Director of the Duke Marine Lab, Duke University, North Carolina, USA