Plymouth, United Kingdom — The Plymouth Marine Laboratory Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen de Mora as its new Chief Executive following an extensive international recruitment campaign. Dr de Mora will take up his new appointment on 1 September 2008.
Dr. de Mora has extensive experience in environmental research and senior management, following a career in the academe and international organizations, including roles as Head of the Oceanography Department, University of Quebec, Canada and Laboratory Head, at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Monaco.Dr. de Mora has also established his own company, Aromed Environmental Consulting Services Inc, based in Canada, and has worked as an expert for international projects such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).Dr. de Mora's specific areas of scientific expertise include environmental chemistry, marine pollution monitoring and assessment, biogeochemistry, aquatic chemistry and polar science.The Plymouth Marine Laboratory is one of PEMSEA's 16 non-Country Partners for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia.