Professor John Field (Director Ma-Re Institute, UCT) is an ACCESS stalwart and is well known to the ACCESS Scientific community. Editorial Board, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Hamburg, Germany.
Editorial Board, SA Journal of Marine Science, Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Elsevier, Amsterdam. Editorial Board, Journal of Marine Systems, Elsevier, Amsterdam.
Regular Referee: Journal of Plankton Research. Editorial Board, Marine Models Online. Member, University Research Committee, UCT. 1986-1990 Founding Director, Marine Biology Research Institute, UCT. 1991-1993 Head, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town.
2006- Present Founding Director, Marine Research Institute, UCT. 1998- 2002 Chair, Scientific Advisory Panel of BENEFIT (Benguela Environment Fisheries Interaction Training) involving S.A., Namibia and Angola.
1997- 1999 Member, Ocean Observations Panel for Climate. President, Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR, a Committee of ICSU). 2002- 2007 Member, International Scientific Advisory Panel of BENEFIT (Benguela Environment Fisheries Interaction Training) involving S.A., Namibia and Angola.
2002 – 2007 Vice-chair, Scientific Steering Committee, Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Study (GLOBEC). 2003 – 2010 Member, Board of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK. 2005 – 2008 Chair, Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Scientific Steering Committee, IOC-UNESCO, Paris. 2008- 2009 Chair, GLOBEC-IMBER Transition Task Team, SCOR and IGBP.