Sponsor Group

The Sponsor Group oversees the developments of the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network and supports the realisation of its ideas and ambitions.

The group is composed of representatives from each of the four co-sponsoring organisations: Future Earth, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

Craig Starger  (chair)
Research Liaison Officer

craig.starger@futureearth.org

Michelle Scobie
Lecturer, International Law, Global Environmental Governance at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

scobiemichelle@gmail.com

Salvatore Aricò
Head of the Ocean Science Section of IOC, UNESCO, Paris, France

S.Arico@unesco.org

Kirsten Isensee
Project Specialist for Ocean Carbon in the Ocean Science Section of IOC, UNESCO, Paris, France

k.isensee@unesco.org

Marie-Alexandrine Sicre
President of SCOR and Directrice de Recherche at CNRS, LOCEAN, Paris, France

Marie-Alexandrine.Sicre@locean-ipsl.upmc.fr

Ed Urban
Executive Director of SCOR at the University of Delaware, Newark, USA

ed.urban@scor-int.org

Boris Dewitte
Research scientist of IRD/LEGOS in Toulouse, France, located at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Arid Zone (CEAZA) in Serena, Chile

dewitte.legos@gmail.com

Michael Sparrow
WCRP Senior Scientific Officer at the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland

msparrow@wmo.int