Lessons learned from the second cycle (14 May to 26 June 2020)
The Pool of Experts
Hundreds of experts are required to support the preparation of the assessments conducted under the Regular Process, and contribute as members of writing teams in this regard. During the first cycle, experts were nominated by States and constituted the Pool of Experts. The experts represent diverse disciplines and geographical regions. Over 600 experts contributed to the preparation of the First Global Integrated Marine Assessment (first World Ocean Assessment).
The preparation of the second world ocean assessment during the second cycle of the Regular Process will require a large Pool of Experts. Some of the individuals who served in the Pool of Experts during the first cycle of the Regular Process confirmed their interest in serving in the Pool of Experts for the second cycle. However, many more individuals are needed with expertise in a range of subjects who can be appointed in accordance with the mechanism for the establishment of the Pool of Experts for the second cycle of the Regular Process (pdf).
Call for Appointment of additional experts to the Pool of Experts
States are encouraged to appoint additional experts, including through their designated National Focal Points. Relevant intergovernmental organizations are invited to identify experts who can be recommended to the Bureau of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole. In order to facilitate the identification of relevant experts, a list of expertises desired as well as the list of sea areas in relation to expertise can be found in the Personal History Form. Following an analysis of the membership of the Pool of Experts nominated to date, an additional list reflecting the “Gaps of expertise in the Pool of Experts” is available below. This is intended to facilitate the identification of relevant experts specific to the needs of the chapters in the outline for the second world ocean assessment.
For reference purposes, an excel file of the list has been made available and can be retrieved here (xls)