The Advisory Board comprises external experts from science and policy at international level, whose role is to:
- Provide advice, quality assurance and shape the research agenda of NetBiome-CSA;
- Ensure that international decision makers' views and needs are included/taken into account throughout the duration of the project and thus guarantee an effective two-way communication;
- Assist to disseminate the results generated by the research effort.
António Domingos AbreuEnvironmental Consultant for the Government of Angola and African Development Bank
He was also Environmental Consultant/Co-ordinator at UNESCO MaB Programme, Member of Marine Working Group at European Environmental Advisory Councils, Consultant at IUCN and Regional Director for the Environment Government of Autonomous Region of Madeira.
Carole MartinezIUCN Program Coordinator for EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories
Joined IUCN Europe in October 2012 after working on protected areas and ecosystem management issues with IUCN's National Committee in France and on regional cooperation challenges at the French Marine Protected Areas Agency. For more information see
Colin HindmarchIndependent Ecological Consultant
He is a chartered biologist, a European Professional Biologist, and a Fellow of both the Society of Biology and the Institute of Horticulture, with a background in botanical horticulture, landscape design, strategic planning and terrestrial ecology.
Richard FarmanDirector of the “Aquarium des Lagons de Nouvelle Caledonie”
Former deputy-head of the Natural Resource Department for the Southern Province of New Caledonia.
Stephen HawkinsDean, Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences & Professor of Natural Sciences of the University of Southampton and Director, Marine Biological Association (MBA) of the UK
Former member of the Expert Pannel at the Net-Biome ERA-Net final conference. For more information see
Sylvie BlangyResearcher, French National Research Center (CNRS, CEFE), Montpellier, France.
Previously an international consultant in ecotourism and sustainable tourism for 15 years, she specialized in indigenous ecotourism and participatory action research and has been a lecturer in 5 French and North American Universities since. She is the vice chair of the Social and Human Working Group of International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). For more information see