Australia's Ocean Stakeholders are diverse - we come from every sector and industry and we affiliate with the ocean in multiple ways. Jas Chambers, Karen Evans and Kim Picard are ocean stakeholder volunteers bringing our expertise in marine and ocean science research, technical operations, international science diplomacy and stakeholder engagement to coordinate a national conversation.
Jas Chambers works at the intersection of governance, policy and action and is expert in stakeholder engagement and organisational culture and transformation. Jas has worked in Australian higher education and government in executive leadership, including with the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, representing Australia. She serves as Secretary to Science & Technology Australia, Chair of the Sydney Institute for Marine Science Foundation.
Dr Karen is a marine ecologist actively engaged in research focused on improving scientific understanding and developing options for sustainable marine resource management, particularly in relation to national and international fisheries, oil and gas activities and biodiversity at national, regional and global scales. She is a member of the interim Decade Advisory Board guiding decision making by the Decade Coordination Unit.
Kim Picard is a passionate marine geoscientist and Director of National Seabed Mapping in Australia. She is deputy-chair of the National Marine Science Committee. She is an lOC-affiliated member to the General Bathymetric Chart of the Ocean (GEBCO) Guiding Committee, committed to raising the profile of seabed mapping and marine geology globally. Kim has worked for three international geological surveys and has sailed on over 30 multi-disciplinary expeditions around the globe.
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