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JPI Oceans Management Board elects new Chair and Vice Chair

2014.04.22

JPI Oceans Management Board elects new Chair and Vice Chair

At the 6th JPI Oceans Management Board meeting Caron Montgomery and Lourdes Armesto were elected as Chair and Vice Chair of the board.

Caron Montgomery is one of the UK representatives in the Management Board and head of the Marine & Fisheries Science Unit of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Lourdes Armesto represents Spain in the Management Board and has the position of Head of Department of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

After the election, Caron Montgomery thanked the outgoing chair Dirk Van Melkebeke for the solid foundation laid in the start-up phase of JPI Oceans. She expressed her enthusiasm to turn the aspirations of JPI Oceans into further actions and highlighted the importance of the development of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda as the first step in this process. The newly elected Vice-Chair Lourdes Armesto underlined the importance of marine and maritime research for Spain and Europe as a whole and expressed her enthusiasm in continuing Spain’s strong commitment and support of JPI Oceans in her role as the Vice Chair.

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