Election of New Chair for ISMF

Nominations are being sought for the position of a Chairperson of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum to hold the position from September 2015 to August 2017. The position is open to a representative from any organisation with an interest in the Irish Sea or may be an individual who has the expertise and time available to fulfil the role.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • A high profile in the Irish Sea region; able to champion the Irish Sea Maritime Forum and its work regionally, nationally and internationally;
  • Leadership to drive the strategic direction of the Forum, including the Forum’s Business Plan, and to encourage engagement of other organisations with the Forum;
  • Commitment to the Forum’s vision and ongoing programme of work;
  • Willingness to support, guide and discuss relevant issues with the Irish Sea Maritime Forum secretariat on an ad hoc basis as necessary;
  • The support of their employer for taking on this role and the cost, time and work commitments necessitated by it.

If you are interested in standing for Chair, or know someone who may be suitable for the position, please see the more detailed role description and nomination form HERE.

Nominations for the role of Chair must be received no later than 31st July 2015. 

Once nominated, all proposed/seconded nominees will be contacted and asked if they are willing for their names to be put forward. They will be asked to supply a 1 page synopsis of relevant experience and what they feel they can bring to the Forum and this information will be circulated to members of the Steering Group for consideration. The election will then take place electronically under a system of one vote per organisation represented on the Steering Group.

ISMF – Nominations for new Chair and Vice-Chair open

A key development for the Irish Sea Maritime Forum in 2013/14 will be the appointment of a Chair and Vice Chair to help steer our activities and raise the profile of the Forum.

Details on what the roles of Chair and Vice Chair involve and nomination forms can be downloaded here (MS Word Document).

The deadline for nominations is 16th August, and the Steering Committee will then vote for their preferred candidates for both positions.

Planning Scotland’s Seas: Marine consultation launched

On Thursday 25th July the Scottish Government launched a joint consultation that will help decide how Scotland’s seas are managed in the future.

The consultation covers Scotland’s first National Marine Plan, which will provide a single framework to manage all activity in Scottish waters, proposals for a network of new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) which if designated would increase protection for Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats, and draft sectorial marine plans which will guide Scotland’s offshore renewable energy industry.

To read the full press release, which includes links to consultation documents and details of consultation events taking place around Scotland, please click HERE (opens in new window)

The consultation runs for 16 weeks until 13th November 2013.