Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UK Government Commonwealth Maritime Economies Programme, 2020 - 2021 Technical Advisor to the Commonwealth Maritime Economy Programme with a specific focus on providing advice and direction to the scientific component of the programme being undertaken by Cefas, the National Oceanography Centre and UKHO to ensure alignment of research with Maritime Economy Plans and to maximise impact.
Seychelles Government Development of a Strategic Management Framework for Sustainable-use Marine Protected Areas in Seychelles 2020 - 2021 Provided ocean governance expertise to develop a strategic framework that will guide the development and implementation of management plans for sustainable-use MPAs designated under the Seychelles MSP. The specific objectives of the assignment are to:
facilitate stakeholder agreement on defining spatially explicit management framework and management units that are robust in ecological and socioeconomic terms while also practical in terms of institutional mandates and capabilities as well as implementation.
produce a strategic framework for the development and implementation of management plans that addresses the specificities of management units and ensures harmonisation with MSP and other policy objectives, economies of scale and efficiencies in implementation
InterAmerican Development Bank,Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Barbados Design of an Institutional Capacity Building Program 2020 - 2021 Development of an Institutional Capacity Building Program to ensure the MMABE in Barbados possesses the necessary skills, qualifications, knowledge and overall capacity to fulfil its mandate. Institutional capacity assessment included review of the policy outcomes, legislative framework and institutional capacity to deliver for a Blue Economy. An academic program was created including various training materials in collaboration with relevant identified partners.
Plymouth City Council 2020 Plymouth National Marine Park Feasibility Study Strategic advisor to Plymouth City Council on the development of a National Marine Park in Plymouth Sound. Development of a Feasibility Study into how best to develop the UK’s first National Marine Park as a national exemplar of a locally-led, ‘triple bottom line’ model that promotes Plymouth’s connections to the marine environment, enhances sustainable economic growth, and enables communities to undertake activities that deepen people’s enjoyment, understanding of and care for the city’s coastal and marine environment.
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States 2019 Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project – Developing National Ocean Policies and Strategies Worked alongside the governments of St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Grenada to lead the review of their marine and maritime policy areas, legislative framework and institutional delivery arrangements and develop new national ocean policies and associated strategic action plans to further the Blue Economy. This included institutional policy and legislative analysis of each country, extensive stakeholder engagement, development of strategic action plans to deliver institutional change and training on ocean governance, the Blue Economy and marine spatial planning to officials from each member state. Led the review and update of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Ocean Policy and associated delivery plan to align with the 2030 UN SDGs and other similar multilateral environmental agreements of relevance.
Marine Management Organisation, England 2018-2019 External decision making and implementation mapping of marine plans Delivered an institutional analysis of UK marine and maritime policy. Identification of the policy and delivery institutional framework for all government policy outcomes affecting England’s marine plan areas. Development of standardised decision making process maps and recommendations of how marine plans should be used in in these key processes and how they can be applied effectively where decisions involve multiple bodies. Recommendations on a proposed approach to engaging bodies in joint-working.
Marine Management Organisation, England 2016-2018 UK Blue Belt Programme Technical Advisor to the UK Blue Belt Programme on delivering marine management to UK Overseas Territories. Advised on the structure of the overall programme as well as the development and delivery of marine policy, regulatory frameworks and compliance and enforcement in UKOTs.