An international Panel of Academic Specialists is currently being recruited with expertise in different eco-regions, habitats, and skills such as GIS and remote sensing, eDNA, AI and other survey techniques. This Panel will be available for consultation over specific elements of both stage 1 and stage 2 reviews.
For stage 1 reviews the Core Review team will be commissioning at least one 1 man day of input from Panel members although this could be two specialists for half days if needed. For stage 2 verification audits the Core Review team will have access to up to 2.5 days of assistance from nominated Panel members. In both types of review this consultation time can be extended if needed.