On 9 October 2007, the Science and Technology Committee published the report, Investigating the Oceans, recommending that the Government should develop a strategy for marine science.
The Government then created the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee (MSCC) that prepared the 2012 Marine Science Strategy. The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 created the Marine Management Organisation and the Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) designation.
Memoranda relating to the proposed merger of British Antarctic Survey and National Oceanography Centre ( PDF 714 KB)
Terms of reference
9 January 2013
Charles Clover, Columnist, The Sunday Times
17 December 2012
Dr Matthew Frost, Deputy Director, Policy and Knowledge Exchange, Marine Biological Association, and Professor Stephen de Mora, Chief Executive, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
12 December 2012
Professor Alan Rodger, Interim Director, British Antarctic Survey, and Professor Ed Hill, Director, National Oceanography Centre
5 December 2012
Phil Durrant, Managing Director, Gardline Environmental Limited (representing the North Sea Marine Cluster), Professor Ralph Rayner, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), and Richard Burt, Chair, Association of Marine Scientific Industries (AMSI) Council Dr Phillip Williamson, Science Coordinator, UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme, Professor Jonathan Sharples, Research Centre for Marine Sciences and Climate Change, Liverpool University, and Stephen Dye, Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP)
28 November 2012
Joan Edwards, Head of Living Seas, The Wildlife Trusts. Alec Taylor, Marine Policy Officer, RSPB, and Dr Jean-Luc Solandt, Senior Policy Officer, Marine Conservation Society