GMC’s New Visiting Professor

The Greenwich Maritime Centre is extremely proud to announce we have a new Visiting Professor:


Prof Stephen Fletcher is the Head of Marine Programme at the United National Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK – leading a team of marine scientists and policy specialists who provide expert marine analysis and policy support to the global community; as well as being a member of the UN International Resource Panel and Professor of Marine Policy at Plymouth University, UK.

Steve is an interdisciplinary marine scientist who has worked in the coastal and marine science-policy sector for the last 15 years. Steve is an expert in marine spatial planning, marine protected areas, economic aspects on marine management, marine policy analysis, and coastal and marine resource assessment and management. Steve has a track record of securing and leading large international projects focused on the use and management of marine and coastal resources in coastal zones, Exclusive Economic Zones and Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.

Steve is a member of several global Steering Committees and Advisory Groups, including the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative, Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Protection, the Global Coral Reef Partnership and the Global Island Partnership. Steve’s research has been widely published in the principal sector journals, with over 85 peer-reviewed papers and reports focused on marine science and policy, and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and global events.

You can follow Steve on Twitter: @drsfletcher

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