Eddie Allison has accepted an appointment to the Independent Science Panel advising the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge (NSC), a program of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment of New Zealand. In collaboration with other Panel members from Canada, New Zealand and Australia, Eddie will provide the Governance Board and Science Leadership Team of the Sustainable Seas NSC with independent advice and assurance on science strategy and priorities, and with assessments of science quality and performance.

The stated aim of the Sustainable Seas NSC is “to enhance use of New Zealand’s vast marine resources, while ensuring that our marine environment is understood, cared for, and used wisely for the benefit of all, now and in the future.” In particular, the challenge focuses on new ways of managing New Zealand’s marine resources, while incorporating multiple stakeholders and exploring Ecosystem Based Management.