Executive board

Full members

Jesus Troncoso

member, Spain

Alexander Tzetlin

member, Russia

Iwona Pawliczka

member, Poland

Matt Frost

president, UK

Christos Arvanitidis

member, Greece

Co-opted members

Jean-Pierre Féral

liaison ESDP, France

Herman Hummel

past-president, The Netherlands

Honorary members

Anastasios Eleftheriou

honorary member

Pierre Lasserre

honorary member

Otto Kinne

honorary member

Regular members are (deputy) directors of stations, laboratories, institutes, or university departments primarily devoted to fundamental marine science and possessing coastal research facilities. There are maximally 7 regular Board members. The President and Executive Secretary send every 2 years invitations for nominations to all MARS members. The acting Board members select new regular members from the nominees.

Co-opted members are appointed for specific reasons, and are proposed by the regular members of the Executive Board. Maximally 4 co-opted members can be appointed on the basis of being: 1) Executive Secretary, leading the Executive Office and administration, established at the seat of MARS, 2) Executive editor of the Newsletter, 3) co-ordinator of a major MARS related scientific project, 4) linked to an organisation relevant to the aims of MARS, as being member of a marine committee in e.g. UNESCO or the EC Parliament. Co-opted members have, once invited, the same rights and duties as the regular members of the steering committee.

Honorary members have received the MARS medal of Honour because of their merits and outstanding reputation in marine science.