Map Showing Geographical Area of Collaboration

PML Chief Executive joins Sargasso Sea Commission

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The Government of Bermuda has announced the appointment of PML CEO Professor Stephen de Mora as a new member of the Sargasso Sea Commission.

Professor de Mora will be joining President of The Ocean Foundation Mr Mark Spalding and the international, six strong Commission to exercise a stewardship role for the Sargasso Sea, a unique ocean ecosystem.

The role of the Commission is to establish safeguard measures for the Sargasso Sea, a distinctive two-million-square nautical mile ecosystem in the North Atlantic that is without effective legal protection under international law.

Professor de Mora commented:

"I am truly delighted to receive the great honour of being named new Commissioner for the Sargasso Sea Commission, alongside the President of The Ocean Foundation, Mark Spalding. The Sargasso Sea Commission plays a hugely important role in the conservation of high seas ecosystems. I am looking forward to a future serving alongside other esteemed Commissioners to contribute to this organisation’s vital mission."

Professor Stephen de Mora is CEO of PML and PML Applications Ltd, and an Honorary Visiting Professor in Biosciences at The University of Exeter.

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