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 (as at 17 December 2014)

  • Louise Heathwaite; CSA RAE, Scottish Government
  • Peter Midgely/Jacqui McElhiney; Food Standards 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
  • Linda Pooley, Scottish Government, RESAS
  • Simon Parsons/Mark Williams; Scottish Water
  • Jo O'Hara; Forestry Commission Scotland

To find out more about the Board and its activities contact

CAMERAS 18th Board Meeting - Agenda and Papers - 22 January 20141.89 MB
CAMERAS 19th Board Meeting - Agenda and Papers - 14 May 20142.21 MB
CAMERAS 20th Board Meeting - Agenda and Papers - 30 October 20142.4 MB