Dr Keith Reid is a marine scientist with a passion for conservation and education. From 2008 to 2021 he was the Science Manager at the Secretariat of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). Prior to moving to CCAMLR Keith was a research scientist with the British Antarctic Survey (1991 – 2007) where he was project leader for the Ocean Ecosystems and Management programme and also completed a secondment as a polar science and policy advisor to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He has PhD from Liverpool University, is an author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications and was formerly the editor of the journal CCAMLR Science.
Keith’s work focuses on the use of science in conservation of the Antarctic and on the interface of science and policy, including many years of participation in CCAMLR, the Committee for Environmental Protection and the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Marine Sciences, Shanghai Ocean University and an Adjunct Research Associate at the University of Tasmania.
He lives in Tasmania, likes to try to keep fit and spend time birdwatching (with the emphasis on trying!).
Keith brings to the role extensive editorial experience, a deep understanding and knowledge of the Antarctic science-policy interface, as well as an excellent track record in scientific writing and preparing material for various non-specialist audiences. Keith will start his work on 1st December 2021. His email address is [email protected].
Keith will take over from outgoing Editor Dr Neil Gilbert, whose commitment and dedication made sure that the best available science knowledge was placed at the fingertips of Antarctic decision makers over the past years. We would like to thank Neil for all his hard work and wish him the very best for the future.
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The Antarctic Environments Portal (www.environments.aq) has been developed to support evidence-based management of Antarctica, by placing the best available science knowledge at the fingertips of Antarctic decision makers.
The Portal is an online resource of information on Antarctic environments that supports the work of the Antarctic Treaty System – in particular the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP). Information in the Portal is unbiased, a-political and presented in a synthesised, or “policy-ready” form.
Since 1961 the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR, www.scar.org), an independent non-governmental body, has been the principal provider of independent, sound, scientifically based advice to the Antarctic Treaty Parties. The Antarctic Environments Portal provides SCAR with a mechanism to ensure continuous availability of timely, topical and up-to-date scientific advice to the Parties.
The Portal presents content in the four official languages of the Antarctic Treaty.
The Portal is hosted and managed by SCAR with funding or in-kind support provided by several Antarctic Treaty Parties. A Portal Management Board oversees the management of the Portal.
The Editor has lead responsibility for generating material for the Portal (mainly by commissioning from external authors) as well as managing the editing and review process.
An international Editorial Group, comprised of volunteers, assists the Editor with the review of content for the Portal. The Editor is responsible for coordinating the Editorial Group and works with the Assistant Editor and the SCAR Secretariat to manage the material posted on the Portal website.
The main role of the Editor is to manage the development of content for publishing in the Portal and the regular updating of existing Portal content, working closely with the Assistant Editor and SCAR.
Main duties include:
Please submit the following documents to [email protected] by 7th September 2021:
Finalists will be interviewed remotely. Please direct any questions to [email protected].
The job description and person specification can also be found here.
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