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New GOBI Secretariat team

A new team is appointed to the position of GOBI Secretariat from April 2013.

Following a call for expressions of interest to provide the Secretariat for the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) in November 2012, Seascape Consultants Ltd have been appointed to provide this service to the GOBI community for the period 2013 – 2015.

Seascape Consultants Ltd is a relatively new specialist marine governance consultancy based in the UK. The position of GOBI Coordinator will be taken up by Prof. David Johnson, former Executive Secretary to the OSPAR Commission, and Prof. Phil Weaver will continue as GOBI Science Coordinator. Dr Vikki Gunn will provide support as the GOBI Project Administrator. Dr Patricio Bernal continues to be involved as a high-level senior advisor. This professional team provides both new impetus and continuity, and will take up their new responsibilities as of 15 April 2013.

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