OBIS Strategic Advisory Task Team

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Terms of Reference of the Strategic Advisory Task Team of OBIS:


  • Provide advice to the OBIS Steering Group on the OBIS science mission, policy and management relevance and strategic priorities.

  • Identify new directions, potential pilot projects and areas of development for data-driven research and ocean policy and management applications.

  • Be composed of a broad range of experts from relevant scientific disciplines and institutions with expertise in fields such as marine biodiversity, biogeography, ecology and ocean policy and management.

  • Convene periodically with at least one meeting per year.

  • Review OBIS directions and research and development activities, as well as investigate timely topics to help set future strategic directions.

  • Provide reports to the OBIS Steering Group.

  • Act as liaisons to other scientific institutions and related communities of practice.

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