Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel

The Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel (the Panel) was established in 2013 to provide independent expert advice to the Marine Estate Management Authority (the Authority) spanning ecological, economic, social sciences and coastal land use planning. The Panel includes a chairperson and five core members.

The Panel's Role:

  • contributes input and guidance to key marine estate initiatives such as the threat and risk assessments, the Marine Estate Management Strategy and marine park management planning processes
  • guides research by identifying key knowledge gaps that will support evidence-based decision making.

Progress reporting

The Panel's effectiveness and overall performance is reviewed annually by the Authority.  In 2016, an independent evaluation of the Panel was carried out to inform ongoing improvements to the Panel’s functions in providing advice to the Authority and relevant State agencies. For more information you can read the Marine Estate Management Authority's annual reports

Panel meetings

The Panel meets regularly, approximately 4 times per year.

Panel terms of reference

The Panel's background, strategic functions and terms of reference can be downloaded here.

Page last updated/reviewed: 15 Dec 2017