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Professor Melanie Austen

Melanie Austen

Role: Independent member
Date appointed: December 2017

Profile

Melanie is a marine ecologist and interdisciplinary marine researcher who is Head of Science for the ‘Sea and Society’ science area at Plymouth Marine Laboratory. She has recently completed a three year term as the Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK’s Marine Management Organisation. Melanie is currently a member of UK JNCC’s South Atlantic Natural Capital Assessment Technical Advisory Group. She has previously been a member of other Expert Advisory Groups and has chaired an EU Marine Board ecosystem valuation working group.  

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