​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marine Platforms Expert Group

Expert Group Leader: Miguel Ojeda
EXCOM Oversight: Sergio Gago Guida​

Welcome to the Marine Platforms Expert Group website.

Terms of Reference (2018)


·         Share National Antarctic Program expertise on marine science support

o   Create synergies amongst National Antarctic Programs on marine research topics in Antarctica

o   Identify co‐operative programs of scientific or technical matters that concern vessels managed from National Antarctic Programs

o   Facilitate cooperation between National Antarctic Programs in the support of marine science programs

·         Share National Antarctic Programs' facilities and infrastructures information

o   Enable National Antarctic Programs to show their capacities to facilitate marine science (research ships, marine observatories, etc)

o   Share experiences and lessons learned in marine operations (protocols, guidance, etc)

o   Identify and advise National Antarctic Programs on new technologies in marine science support (navigation, research equipment, vehicles (ROV, AUV, gliders), remote sensing, etc)

·         Report and advance relevant issues regarding ships and safety in navigation

o   Extend knowledge on health, safety & environment (HSE)

o   Facilitate cooperation and coordination in marine Search and Rescue (SAR) operations 

o   Assess and evaluate relevant recommendations and measures in regards to maritime and navigation issues

·         Advise and inform all Members on maritime and marine science issues arising from the Antarctic Treaty System

·         Create synergies with other COMNAP Expert Groups, especially the Science Facilitation Expert Group.



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