Marine Scotland has a Science Advisory Board (SAB) to assure the independence, impartiality and quality of science delivered by its science Division, Marine Scotland Science (MSS). The SAB comprises academics from a range of UK universities who have specialist knowledge relevant to the areas of science covered by MSS. The SAB has four principal functions, to:
Ensure the science undertaken by MSS is objective and transparent;
Comment on the quality of the science;
Provide input on the determination of the Scottish Government marine science priorities; and
Raise any issues pertaining to the governance of the science programme
The membership of the Science Advisory Board is currently under review.