UK Overseas Territories & Crown Dependencies

Steering Group (OTCDSG)

The UK Overseas Territories & Crown Dependencies Steering Group was established in January 2009 and aims to guide the development of the Training & Research Programme. The majority of representation is from OT and CD governments, and members can be from any department or sector (e.g. environment, conservation, research, education).

The Terms of Reference (PDF, 16kb) outline how the group runs.


Work Plan

The Steering Group undertook a review of their work plan in January 2012. A revised Work Plan 2012-2015 was drawn up at that time. 

The initial Work Programme 2010-2012 covered the period from 2010 to 2012, and outlined the research priorities for the OTs at that time


Meetings of the UK OT & CD Steering Group (OTCDSG) 
(most recent first)



4 July 2017



14 October 2016
Theme: Coastal Management

Agenda (PDF, 127kb)




11 July 2015
Face-to-face meeting (held in Gibraltar)

Papers and presentations


28 April 2015
Theme: Gibraltar face-to-face meeting

Agenda (PDF, 10kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 392kb)



4 December 2014
Theme: Data Management

Agenda (PDF, 51kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 437kb)

Presentations and Papers


4 September 2014
Theme: Action Planning

Agenda (PDF, 51kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 348kb)



29 May 2014

Agenda (PDF, 538kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 50kb)


26 February 2014

Agenda (PDF, 51kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 372kb)



25 November 2013

Agenda (PDF, 51kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 334kb)


12–13 March 2013
Face-to-face meeting (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

Programme (PDF, 122kb)



13 November 2012

Agenda (PDF, 38kb)

Note of meeting PDF, 48kb)


13 June 2012

Agenda (PDF, 34kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 44kb)


25–26 January 2012
Review of work programme

Draft Agenda (PDF, 96kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 128kb)




7 September 2011

Agenda (PDF, 119kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 125kb)


27 April 2011

Agenda (PDF, 137kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 153kb)


26 January 2011

Agenda (PDF, 119kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 132kb)

Actions (PDF, 119kb)




20 October 2010 

Agenda (PDF, 116kb)

Update on actions from July 2010 meeting (PDF, 114kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 170kb)

Presentations and papers


7 July 2010

Agenda (PDF, 23kb)

Update on actions from April 2010 meeting (PDF, 28kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 34kb)


28 April 2010

Agenda (PDF, 13kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 39kb)

Actions (PDF, 76kb)

Paper by the UK Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) (PDF, 218kb)


20 January 2010

Agenda (PDF, 18kb)

Note of meeting (PDF, 184kb)

Actions (PDF, 76kb)



17–18 September 2009

JNCC held a two-day workshop in Peterborough (UK) on the OT & CD Training & Research Programme on 1718 September 2009. The aim of the workshop was to develop a workplan for the programme. Members of the Steering Group attended either in person, or by telephone and interactive internet conference. Details on the outcomes of the workshop can be found below. 

Agenda (PDF, 104kb)

Note from UK OT & CD Training and Research Programme workshop (PDF, 441kb)

List of participants (PDF, 68kb)

Background paper on the UK OT & CD Training & Research Programme (PDF, 114kb)

UK OT & CD Training and Research Programme action plan (Excel, 50kb) 


2 June 2009

Note of meeting (PDF, 132kb)


26 January 2009

Note of meeting (PDF, 28kb)


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