Science Strategy Team
The purpose of the BAS Science Strategy Team is to ensure BAS delivers world-leading science underpinned by a clear polar science strategy, that science in BAS is well-managed and has funding that is appropriate and secure.
The BAS Science Strategy Team meets monthly, and comprise:
- Professor David Vaughan, Director of Science - Chair
- Professor Michael Meredith - Deputy Director of Science
- Professor Jane Francis - Director
- Mrs Alison Teague, Science Support - Recorder
- Tim Moffat - Head of Research Development & Support Team
- Head of Arctic Office
- Leaders of BAS Science Programmes
- Professor Richard Horne - Representative Senior Scientist
- Professor Peter Convey - Representative Senior Scientist
- Dr Paul Holland - Early Career Researcher
Terms of Reference
The BAS Science Strategy Team will take responsibility:
- to develop, maintain and implement a science strategy that keeps BAS at the forefront of polar science, meeting the current NERC science strategy and delivering the BAS Vision;
- to ensure the delivery of the BAS science programme, assessing progress, and ensuring excellent scientific outcomes;
- to foster a vibrant and fertile intellectual environment within BAS, in which all scientists are challenged to develop bold and exciting scientific ideas, and to develop their personal and professional skills
- to ensure that BAS leads and participates in scientific initiatives that lead to major advances in knowledge and expertise;to identify opportunities and ensure innovation, beneficial contact with stakeholders and to maximise the impact of BAS Science;
- to identify and initiate opportunities to maintain, diversify and increase funding available to BAS science; agreeing any changes or adjustments required ensure the sustainable funding of crucial science activities.
- to monitor performance of BAS’s science, and ensure its scientists perform in-line with the expectations of BAS and NERC, highlighting and praising excellence, and where required, implementing measures to improve performance;
- to identify, and seek to overcome, impediments to scientific progress; reporting those that cannot be overcome to the BAS Executive.