In Resolution XII.5, Proposed new framework for delivery of scientific and technical advice and guidance on the Convention, the Conference of the Parties adopted the new structure, organization and processes of the Ramsar Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP).
Accordingly, each Observer Organisation and International Organisation Partner (IOP) may nominate a representative as observer to the Panel.
Organisations nominating their representatives must provide a letter of recommendation summarizing the expertise of the candidate and the relevance of their work to the Panel's thematic work areas, available in Annex 3 of the Resolution. STRP members and observer representatives for each triennium will be appointed by the Management Working Group of the Ramsar Standing Committee, as soon as possible after the COP, from the candidates nominated according to the process set out in Annex 1 of the Resolution.
Therefore, we invite you to nominate the representative of your organization no later than 10 August 2015.