The CAMERAS board was first convened in July 2009 and its membership is formed from representatives of the member organisations.

The terms of reference of the Board are:

To make best use of the collective scientific/analytical capacity across the CAMERAS partnership, in terms of people, assets and in terms of research and monitoring budgets to support high quality, cost effective and efficient delivery of Marine, Rural and Environmental policy, and the Government’s wider priorities, and provide capacity to address future challenges, through:

  • Providing strategic direction to the CAMERAS initiative
  • Working in partnership to develop an improved evidence base for Marine, Rural and Environmental policy
  • Identifying and initiating work to further promote joint working and knowledge exchange, which increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensuring necessary resources are available to deliver a CAMERAS programme of work
  • Ensuring effective delivery of a programme of work by monitoring progress, agreeing workstream plans, addressing performance issues and managing risk
  • Promoting effective communication between the partners and with others such as the Main Research Providers and Universities
  • Identifying and implementing mechanisms for single CAMERAS representation on externally facing groups and committees e.g. Living with Environmental Change (LWEC)

Board Members

  • Louise Heathwaite; CSA RAE, Scottish Government
  • Elspeth MacDonald; Food Standards Agency Scotland
  • Colin Moffat; Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Science
  • Kevin O'Donnell; Scottish Government, SASA
  • Ian Bainbridge; Scottish Natural Heritage
  • David Pirie; Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Phil Balls, Scottish Government, RESAS
  • Susan Davies; Scottish Government, RESAS
  • Simon Parsons; Scottish Water
  • Jo O'Hara; Forestry Commission Scotland

A Secretariat is provided by Julie Simpson, OCSA.

To find out more about the Board and its activities contact

CAMERAS 18th Board Meeting - Agenda and Papers - 22 January 20141.89 MB