Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel

The Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel (Knowledge Panel) provides independent expert advice that factors in environmental, social and economic considerations.

The Knowledge Panel is tasked by and reports directly to the Authority.

The Knowledge Panel chair is also a member of the Authority. This means the Authority has direct access to independent technical expertise.

The Knowledge Panel:

  • 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 reforms
  • guides research by identifying key knowledge gaps that will support evidence-based decision making.

Progress reporting

The Knowledge Panel's effectiveness and overall performance is reviewed annually by the Authority. For more information you can read the Authority's annual reports.

Knowledge Panel meetings

The Knowledge Panel meets regularly, approximately 4 times per year.

Knowledge Panel terms of reference

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

Page last updated/reviewed: 13 Mar 2017