SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

TheScientific Committee serves as a forum for scientific discussion and collaboration within the global diving community. As a non-profit organization, the CMAS Family welcomes individuals who share it’s vision of working towards a better world and improving the quality of life for all living beings.

The scientific Committee operates across five continents with a dedicated Secretary for each, and the internal structure consists of five operational areas focused on:

At the heart of this committee’s mission is the belief that science should serve people by promoting both education and conservation, and while working towards achieving a healthier standard of living.

The objectives include training divers worldwide using safe and sustainable practices, as well as providing scientific divers with the necessary support to conduct their work effectively and safely. The Scientific Committee  also collaborates with CMAS affiliated federations and strategic partners to study and recover marine and freshwater ecosystems, raise awareness about the importance of protecting underwater bionetworks, and actively participate in the preservation of submerged cultural heritage.

To achieve those objectives, the Scientific Committee will form strategic alliances with other committees within CMAS, as well as governmental and private organizations, and other relevant scientific bodies.

CMAS Scientific Committee

MISSION

Strive towards the preservation of both natural and cultural heritage of aquatic environments, while promoting the active participation of society as a whole in efforts to enhance the quality of life for both citizens and diving enthusiasts.

VISION

CMAS seeks to establish itself as the sole steadfast benchmark for global citizen science, driving the agenda of rights and social innovation in underwater scientific affairs, and serving as a catalyst for social change in safeguarding natural and cultural heritage, as well as promoting their complete integration within the community.

VALUES

CMAS is guided by the values that align with those upheld by UNESCO, of which include Unity, Respect for Diversity, Political neutrality, Organizational democracy, Gender equality, Open participation, Transparency, Integrity, accountability & social responsibility,  Equality and equity, Gender & diversity.

The Board of Scientific Committee

Francisco Alberto LACASE
Francisco Alberto LACASEPresident
Argentina

Argentina

Josep FILLAT i GIL
Josep FILLAT i GILSecretary
Spain

Spain

Maria Clotilde ZECKUA RAMOS
Maria Clotilde ZECKUA RAMOSSecretary
Mexico

Mexico

Dr Jacques DUMAS
Dr Jacques DUMASNatural Heritage Director
France

France

Gustau VIVAR i LOMBARTE
Gustau VIVAR i LOMBARTECitizen Science Director
Spain

Spain

Dr. Prof. Stavros KANIKLIDES
Dr. Prof. Stavros KANIKLIDESEnvironment & Sustainability Area Director
Cyprus

Cyprus

Hakan ÖNIZ
Hakan ÖNIZCultural Heritage Director
Turkey

Turkey

Dr. Emad KHALIL
Dr. Emad KHALILScientific Diving Director
Egypt

Egypt

Xanthie ARGIRIS
Xanthie ARGIRISMember
Greece

Greece

Jenan BAHZAD
Jenan BAHZADMember
	Kuwait

Kuwait

Tamás BALOG
Tamás BALOGMember
Hungary

Hungary

Prof.Dr. Bulent CAVAS
Prof.Dr. Bulent CAVASMember
Turkey

Turkey

Prof. Dr. Levent CAVAS
Prof. Dr. Levent CAVASMember
Turkey

Turkey

Prof. Dr. Fernando DUARTE PEREIRA
Prof. Dr. Fernando DUARTE PEREIRAMember
Portugal

Portugal

Laurent FEY
Laurent FEYMember
Canada

Canada

MSc. Alenka FIDLER
MSc. Alenka FIDLERMember
Slovenia

Slovenia

Gilbert FOURNIER
Gilbert FOURNIERMember
Philippines

Philippines

Dipl.-Ing. Gerd KNEPEL
Dipl.-Ing. Gerd KNEPELMember
Germany

Germany

Magdalena NOWAKOWSA
Magdalena NOWAKOWSAMember
Poland

Poland

Inkilap OBRUK
Inkilap OBRUKMember
Germany

Germany

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sahin ÖZEN
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sahin ÖZENMember
Turkey

Turkey

Dr. Bayram ÖZTÜRK
Dr. Bayram ÖZTÜRKMember
Turkey

Turkey

Mag. Henrik POHL
Mag. Henrik POHLMember
Austria

Austria

Paulo Costa SILVA
Paulo Costa SILVAMember
Portugal

Portugal

Prof. Dr. Alen SOLDO
Prof. Dr. Alen SOLDOMember
Croatia

Croatia

Mohammed TAHA
Mohammed TAHAMember
Morocco

Morocco

Dr. Alejandro VERA
Dr. Alejandro VERAMember
Spain

Spain

Mehmet Baki YOKES
Mehmet Baki YOKESMember
Turkey

Turkey

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