Welcome to GIN - the primary information source about islands worldwide
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The Global Islands Network is a charitable company limited by guarantee, controlled by members rather than shareholders, and governed in accordance with a Memorandum and Articles of Association under the laws of the United Kingdom. The founder members and present Board of Directors who abide by a Code of Ethics to manage the company are as follows:
Prof Godfrey Baldacchino, Canada Research Chair in Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Prof Lino Briguglio, Director, Islands and Small States Institute, University of Malta
Dr Arthur Lyon Dahl, Former Senior Advisor, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Christian Depraetere, Hydrologist and Geomorphologist, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, France
Dr Grant McCall, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Science and International Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Irene Novaczek, Director, Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Iain Orr, Founder, BioDiplomacy, London, UK
Bruce Potter, President, Island Resources Foundation, Washington D.C. USA
Dr Robert Read, Senior Lecturer in International Economics, Lancaster University Management School, UK
Graeme Robertson, Honorary Research Fellow, Scottish Centre for Island Studies, University of the West of Scotland
Dr Clyde Sakamoto, Chancellor, University of Hawaii Maui College
Dr Elaine Stratford, Head, School of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania
For further information please e-mail the Executive Director,
Graeme Robertson, at

Registered in Scotland as a limited company No. SC234513
Recognised as a Scottish charity No. SC033395