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3rd Baltic Earth Conference
Earth system changes and Baltic Sea coasts
Jastarnia, Hel peninsula, Poland
1 - 5 June 2020



Baltic Earth Senior Advisory Board (BESAB)

approved by BESSG as of 18 June 2014

Terms of Reference

1. Tasks of the BESAB are to

  • to provide advice to the Baltic Earth Science Steering Group (BESSG) in terms of strategy and overall directions;
  • to provide insight and contacts to relevant stakeholders, international boards and funding organizations;
  • to assist in acquiring financial support for specific Baltic Earth activities which require additional funding;
  • to meet at least annually, either on site or via telephone conference call;
  • to strictly give advice, no decisions are taken by the SAB.

2. Term

  • For chairs and members: 2 years (starting June 2014), with possibility for renewal.

3. Election and approval

  • Criteria for membership: extensive international experience in a specific field of Baltic Earth, scientifically and in preferably in research management;
  • As far as possible, gender, country, institutional and scientific discipline balance to be considered,
  • Chairperson and new members to be suggested by BESSG and approved with qualified majority1,
  • Suggestion of a candidate to be communicated to all members at least 4 weeks prior to election and approval by a qualified majority1 of the BESSG,
  • Approval of membership changes by BESSG normally at a regular BESSG meeting, in important cases approval and election may be by E-mail between BESSG meetings,
  • Final official approval by the BESSG chair.

1 The “qualified majority” is 2/3 of BESSG members present at a meeting. A minimum of 1/2 of the BESSG must be present at a meeting for valid votes and to take decisions, this may include votes submitted prior to the meeting to the BESSG chair.

Related links

Baltic Earth Science Steering Group (BESSG)

Baltic Earth Working Groups
International Baltic Earth Secretariat
Baltic Earth Senior Advisory Board

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