Dr Stephen Malcolm is a Chief Advisor at Cefas focusing on the marine environment. Dr Malcolm takes a leading role in the development of monitoring and assessment programmes playing key roles nationally and in OSPAR. He chaired the steering group for UK Charting Progress 2 report (2010) which forms the basis for the UK Initial Assessment for the MSFD, he was joint lead author of the Marine Chapter of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (2011) and helped to steer Scotland’s Seas Atlas (2011). On behalf of Defra, he also co-ordinates the technical support for the implementation of the MFSD.
Dr Malcolm has particular experience in the science, policy and management of eutrophication developed over 25 years. He provides advice to, and represents, the UK Government on marine eutrophication in OSPAR and in EC and other international committees. His experience started when he led several major UK research initiatives on marine eutrophication in the 1990’s and has now worked on the implementation of all the relevant EU Directives (including the Urban Waste Water Directive, the Nitrates Directive, the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive). He is the lead UK technical expert on MSFD Descriptor 5 Eutrophication. He has also published, with colleagues, papers on marine eutrophication and other topics.