Dr Paul Dayton of the Scripps Institute in the USA is pre-eminent for his work on marine ecosystem management.
- Larry Merculieff with his Aleut people are committed to and experienced in community management of the Bering Sea in Alaska and have collaborated
with Russian scientists who have studied ecosystem management since the 1950s.
- Dr Trevor Ward of CSIRO in Perth works on water quality and marine ecosystem indicators.
- Shane Jones (Te Aupouri) is a Commissioner on th Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission - Te Ohu Kai
Moana and has managed the Maruwhenua unit of the Ministry for the Environment.