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Get involved in the work of the SCB Marine Section

The SCB Marine Section is currently expanding Marine Section committees, led by board officers. To serve on a committee, you must be a member of the SCB Marine Section. (Ensure you are a member of the Marine Section by logging in to your conbio account. Section membership is listed under My Society Involvement. The option to join a section is located there, as well.)

If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact one of the following board members:

Marine Policy Committee

Andrew Wright, Policy Officer, U.S.

Policy Committee Members

  • Chris Parsons, U.S. (Marine Board Past-President)
  • Leslie Cornick, U.S. (Marine Board Member at Large)
  • Kassandra Cerveny, U.S.
  • Mel Cosentino, U.K. (Marine Board Finance Officer)
  • Daniele Vila Nova, Brazil
  • Kelli Johnson, U.S.
  • Morgan Ivens-Duran, U.S.
  • Anna Zivian, U.S.

To learn more about the Marine Section Policy Committee, visit the Marine Policy web page.

Marine Science Committee

Thomas Good, Science Officer, U.S.

Science Committee Members

  • Michelle McClure, U.S.
  • Debbie Chamberlain, Australia
  • Abdul-Rahman Dirisu, Nigeria
  • Keryn Bromberg Gedan, U.S.

For information on the Marine Section Science Committee's Small Grants Program, please visit the Small Grants page.

Marine Communication Committee

Edd Hind, Communication Committee Officer, U.K.

Communication Committee Members

  • Samantha Oester, U.S. (Marine Board President-Elect)
  • Megan Chen, Canada
  • Mohamud Ali, Somalia

The SCB Marine Communication Committee is seeking a Journalism/Media Intern. Please see the specific requirements, benefits and application instructions on the Communication Committee Internship Opportunities page. Upon successful completion of internship duties prior to IMCC4, the intern will receive full subsidised travel and accommodation expenses for attendance at IMCC4 and OceansOnline to help during the conference.

More information on the Communications Committee coming soon.

Diversity Committee (ad hoc)

Leslie Cornick, Diversity Committee Co-Chair, U.S.
Ravi Nunkoo, International Officer & Diversity Committee Co-Chair, U.K. and Republic of Mauritius

Diversity Committee Members

  • Mel Cosentino, U.K. (Marine Board Finance Officer)
  • Samantha Oester, U.S. (Marine Board President-Elect)
  • Clare Fieseler, U.S.

More information on the Diversity Committee coming soon. The Diversity Committee will become a permanent committee of the Marine Section upon the next bylaws revision.

Marine Education Committee

Jacob Levenson, Education Officer, U.S.

Education Committee Members

  • Toni Mizerek, Australia (Marine Board Student Representative)
  • Stephan Zeeman, U.S.
  • Marissa Fox, U.S.
  • Rochelle Constantine, New Zealand
  • Erin Magee, U.S.
  • Norma Afiati , Indonesia
  • Sarah Bishop, Australia

More information on the Education Committee coming soon.