All members of the Group of Experts, Pool of Experts and Peer Reviewers serve in their personal capacity and not as representative of a Government or of any authority external to the United Nations. Experts do not receive any honorarium, fee or other remuneration for their participation in the Regular Process.

EXPERTS

Group of Experts

In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly (resolution 65/37, paragraph 209) established a Group of Experts to produce the first World Ocean Assessment by 2014.

http://www.un.org/Depts/los/global_reporting/Group_of_Experts_2013.pdf

Members of the Group of Experts will have various roles, including acting as Editors for the various chapters of the assessment report, Lead Drafters for working papers, Lead Drafters for chapter sections and Consultors who will provide feedback on drafts of working papers and chapters. Terms of Reference for the Group of Experts can be found at A/66/189 Annex 3.

http://www.un.org/depts/los/global_reporting/global_reporting.htm

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Pool of Experts

A Pool of Experts will be nominated by UN Member States. Members of the Pool of Experts will have various roles, including Lead Drafters for working papers, Lead Drafters for chapter sections and Consultors who will provide feedback on drafts of working papers and chapters. Criteria for the selection of members to the Pool of Experts can be found at A/66/189 Annex 1.

http://www.un.org/depts/los/global_reporting/global_reporting.htm

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Peer Reviewers

A separate group of Peer Reviewers will be drawn from the Pool of Experts. Peer Reviewers will have the task of reviewing draft chapters and providing feedback to lead drafters. The members of the panel of peer reviewers should not previously have been involved in the preparation of working papers or draft chapters. The panel of peer reviewers will work in parallel with the review of the draft by States and intergovernmental organizations. Criteria for the selection of members to the Pool of Experts can be found at A/66/189 Annex 1.

http://www.un.org/depts/los/global_reporting/global_reporting.htm

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Members

Africa

Joshua Tuhumwire (Uganda)
Renison Ruwa (Kenya)
Osman Keh Kamara (Sierra Leone)
Rolf Antoine Payet (Seychelles)
Ammanuel Yoanes Alawin (Sudan)

ASIA

Juying Wang (China)
Peyman Eghtesadi Araghi (Iran)
Chul Park (Korea)
Kunio Kohata (Japan)
Hilconida Calumpong (Philippines)

EASTERN EUROPE

Georg Martin (Estonia)
Jan Marcin Węsławski (Poland)

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

Enrique Marschoff (Argentina)
Beatrice Ferreira (Brazil)
Patricio Bernal (Chile)
*Lorna Inniss (Barbados)
Sean Green (Jamaica)

WEOG

*Alan Simcock (UK)
Peter Harris (Australia)
Jake Rice (Canada)
Saskia van Gaever (Belgium)
Andrew Rosenberg (USA)

*Co-Coordinators of the Group of Experts

Members of the Group of Experts who met in New York in May, 2014.

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