Jeff Ardron is Scientific Advisor on Marine Protected Areas for the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, in a contract with BirdLife International. His focus is on MPA modelling and collaborative protected area design, particularly in the NE Atlantic (OSPAR). He is currently Secretariat for the OSPAR MPA Intersessional Correspondence Group. He is also Vice-President of the Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association (PacMARA), which is a trans-disciplinary collection of scientists, from government, First Nations, academia, and environmental NGOs on the Pacific coast of Canada. For seven years, 1998 – 2005, he was principal Marine Analyst for Living Oceans Society, a progressive non-governmental organization based in British Columbia. He has a MSc in Environment and Management, from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, where he received the Chancellor’s Award.