Advisory board

The Advisory Board (AB) is constituted of established scientists, NGOs and mining industries. It will be informed about the  progression/problems of the project, provide advice to ensure good progress of the project and help to  increase the societal impacts of the funded research. 

Composition of the Advisory board : 

Samantha Smith - International Marine minerals society, Blue Globe Solution


Samantha Smith is director of Blue Globe Solutions and director (president-elect) of International Marine Minerals Society.


David Billett - Deep Seas Environmental Solutions Ltd


Dr David Billett is a deep-sea ecologist with over 40 years experience of working in the oceanic environment. He is a specialist in benthic (seabed) habitats, including mid-ocean ridges, abyssal sediments, seamounts, coral mounds, submarine canyons and continental slopes.  He has particular expertise in the interactions between benthic and pelagic environments. 

Luciana Genio - International Seabed Authority, Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources


Claire Armstrong - The Arctic University of Norway


Dr. Claire W. Armstrong is Professor in Resource Economics and Management at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. Her expertise is in bioeconomic modeling and ecosystem services.