Ed serves on a number of national and international bodies and advisory panels some as Director of NOC and some in a personal capacity, including:
Science Alignment Working Group UK Marine Science Coordination Committee (2010–2012); Governing Board of the National Centre for Ocean Forecasting (2006–2008); Programme Executive Board of the Oceans 2025 Strategic Research Programme (2007–2011); Mid-term Review Panel for Ocean Networks Canada for the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (2014); Drafting Group for the “Rome Declaration” Euroceans (2014).
European Marine Board (2007-2012)
NERC Executive Board (since 2002); NERC Science and Innovation Strategy Board (2008–2011);
UK Marine Science Coordination Committee (since 2009); Scientific Advisory Group of the Met Office Hadley Centre (2007–2010); Scientific Advisory Board: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (since 2010); Strategic Programme Board for the NERC/Met Office Joint Weather & Climate Research Programme (since 2013).
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (since 2003); Scientific Advisory Panel of the Helmholtz (formerly Leibnitz) Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR), Kiel, Germany (since 2009); Science Advisory Panel: Japanese Agency for Marine Earth Science & Technology (2013); International Steering Group of the Global Climate Observing System (2007–2010).