The Council

The Officers and Ordinary Members of Council are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

The President is elected for a two-year term (past presidents are listed here) and Ordinary Members each serve for three years. The Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer each serve for four years

The Officers Ordinary Members and Co-opted Members are as follows:

President 2022-2024
Professor Mike Meredith, BAS, website

Past President 2020-2022
Professor Rosalind Rickaby, University of Oxford, website

Honorary Secretary 2022-2026
Dr Kate Hendry, BAS, website

Honorary Treasurer 2017-2022
Dr Edward Mawji, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. website


Ordinary Members of Council

Special Interest Groups 2021-2024
Dr Cecilia Liszka, BAS website

Education and Outreach 2018-2022

Dr Judith Wolf, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool website

Early Career Network Coordinator 2019-2022 
Dr Siddhi Joshi, Independent Marine Scientist, London website

Editor, Challenger Wave 2010-2022
Dr John Allen, University of Portsmouth. website

Student Travel Awards and Stepping Stones 2018-2022
Dr Sophie Wilmes. Bangor University. website

Industry Liaison and Technology 2010-2022
Mr Terry Sloane, Planet Ocean Ltd. biography

Communications 2021 - 2024
Dr Anna McGregor, University of Glasgow, website

UK SCOR Representative 2019-2022 
Prof Alessandro Tagliabue University of Liverpool  website

Membership, Data Protection and Management 2020-2022
Dr Chelsey Baker, NOC Southampton, website

NOC Liaison, 2022-2024
Dr Mark Inall, SAMS, website 



Ex-officio and co-opted members of Council:

Chair, Ocean Challenge Editorial Board
Dr Stephen Dye, Cefas, website

Editor, Ocean Challenge
Ms Angela Colling, Formerly Open University

Website and Development

Dr John Bacon

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