The responsibilities of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Committee are to guide both Council and the Senior Management Team in work concerning scientific expeditions, fieldwork and outdoor learning.
Robert Lucas (Chair, Vice President: Expeditions & Fieldwork)
Stephen Jones (Honorary Secretary: Expeditions & Fieldwork)
Professor Helen Walkington
Dr Niall McCann
Professor Adrian Parker
The duties of the Committee shall be:
To contribute to the development of the Society’s thinking on all aspects of scientific expeditions, fieldwork and outdoor learning
To advise on the prioritisation of work relating to scientific expeditions, fieldwork and outdoor learning across the Society’s teams leading to an agreed work plan
To monitor progress against agreed priorities, in line with the published work plan
To contribute to the creation of the Society's strategic plans, focussing on areas relating to scientific expeditions, fieldwork and outdoor learning, ensuring they are aligned with current good practice
To advise the Society on the handling of controversial issues in expeditions and fieldwork where there is an overlap with the Society’s interests
To recommend effective engagement strategies for the communication of the Society’s thinking to those planning expeditions and fieldwork
To have oversight of the Society’s policy regarding field-based activities where it is the ‘venture provider’ and to report annually to Council on updates to the policy and any issues arising. Procedurally, the policy should be reviewed by the committee annually. Council should review the policy every three years, aligned with each Presidential appointment.
To have oversight of the processes whereby fieldwork and expedition advice and guidance is given to recipients of Society grants. The processes should be reviewed by the committee annually.
To have oversight of the Society’s Professional Indemnity Insurance regarding information, advice and guidance given by the Society related to expeditions, fieldwork, outdoor learning and related activities. Procedurally, the policy should be reviewed by the committee annually. Council should review the policy every three years, aligned with each Presidential appointment.
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