Marine Monitoring Advisory Group

Since 1987, a voluntary Marine Monitoring Advisory Group (MMAG) of established scientists with expertise in marine sciences has provided an independent review of the CRD's Marine Environment Program. As well as helping to design the current monitoring and research program, advisory group members provide advice on marine or other liquid waste issues, review results and conclusions, and recommend improvements.

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) report said the existence of this voluntary independent panel of experts is an important strength of the monitoring and analysis program.

Marine Programs added more detail to its monitoring and analysis in 2000 following recommendations by the Marine Monitoring Advisory Group.

Member affiliations have included Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the BC Ministry of Environment, Vancouver Island Health Authority, as well as faculty and researchers from the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University.

  • MMAG Terms of Reference