The Presidents of the six CIESM scientific committees work closely with the Director General and with each other on strategic planning, on consolidating the scientific cooperation between marine researchers on both shores, in developing an active network, in strengthening interdisciplinarity, and in leading CIESM research Workshops. For the period 2016- 2019, the Committee Chairs elected by secret ballot during the Kiel Congress are:
   C1 - Marine Geosciences  

Chair:
Luis Pinheiro
Geosci. Dept., Univ. Aveiro, Portugal

 

   C2 - Physics and Climate of the Ocean  

Chair:
Katrin Schroeder

CNR-ISMAR, Venice, Italy

 

   C3 - Marine Biogeochemistry  

Chair:
Marina Mlakar
Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
 
   C4 - Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology  

Chair:
Monia El Bour
Univ. Tunis and Carthage, Tunisia
 
   C5 - Living Resources and Marine Ecosystems  
co-Chair: Hichem Kara
Univ. Annaba, Algeria
 
co-Chair : Simone Panigada
Tethys Res. Inst., Milan, Italy
 
   C6 - Coastal Systems and Marine Policies  

Chair:
Ernesto Azzuro
Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Rome, Italy