Prof. Tom Hopkins
is an Emeritus Professor of Oceanography and Environmental Science from North Carolina State University. He has a long career of research and education in these fields both in the United States and in Europe (http://www.meas.ncsu.edu/03-emeritus.html
). Currently, he is employed as a Senior Scientific Advisor with the CNR Institute of Marine Coastal Environment in Naples, Italy where he is serving as scientific co-coordinator of the Integrated Project SPICOSA (6th FP) that is developing the System Approach Framework for science and policy integration in support of Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
Theme 1: Coastal habitats and ecosystem services
is senior advicer at Institute of Marine Research, Norway, where he is in charge of mapping and valuation of marine habitats in coastal waters. His main research activity is linked to ICZM, Marine Spatial Planning and active management of coastal resources based on amount and ecological “value” of marine habitats. In addition, he is also in charge of development of management plans for oysters (both Ostrea edulis and Crassostrea gigas). His main background is as a research manager in aquaculture for 15 years, mainly linked to marine species and “green technology”.
Theme 2: Adaptation/mitigation to change in coastal systems
Tron Frede Thingstad
is professor in microbiology at the Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway where he is head of the research group in marine microbiology. His main research field is the microbial part of the marine pelagic food web (prokaryotes, protists and viruses) in general and a particular interest in how system properties such as nutrient cycles and biodiversity emerges from the interactions between the microorganisms and between the microorganisms and their environment. Experimental work includes investigations on the microbial phosphorous cycle in Norwegian fjords and in the Mediterranean and the relationships between phytoplankton-bacteria competition for mineral nutrients and the system’s degradation potential for organic matter in coastal waters waters using mesocosm experiments. Thingstad is listed by ISI as highly cited researcher in the field of plant and animal sciences and has recently received an EU- advanced researcher’s grant.to study microbial network organization.
Professor Tim Smith PhD
is the Director of the Sustainability Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Prior to his appointment with USC in 2007, Dr Smith was a senior research scientist with the Resource Futures Program of CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems. Dr Smith has also led the social science research and education portfolios of two national research centres (the Coastal Cooperative Research Centre, and the Catchment Hydrology Cooperative Research Centre). Dr Smith has been a lead or co-chief investigator on completive grants worth over AU$11m and has published over 100 research papers. Apart from other projects, Dr Smith currently leads the Communities Theme of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility network on Marine Biodiversity and Resources, the Adaptive Learning Theme of the CSIRO Coastal Cluster, and the Adaptive Capacity Theme of the South East Queensland Climate Adaptation Research Initiative. Along with his research partners, Prof Smith was awarded the 2009 Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the category of Innovative Solutions to Climate Change.
Theme 3: Coastal governance
Dr. Daniel Pauly
is a French citizen who completed his high school and university studies in Germany; his doctorate (1979) is in Fisheries Biology, from the University of Kiel. After many years at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), in Manila, Philippines, Daniel Pauly became in 1994 a Professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia, of which he was the Director from 2003 t0 2003. Since 1999, he is also Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us Project, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, and devoted to studying the impact of fisheries on the world’s marine ecosystems (www.seaaroundus.org
). The concepts, methods and software he (co-)developed, documented in over 500 publications, are used throughout the world, following multiple courses and workshops given in four languages on all five continents. This applies especially the Ecopath modeling approach and software (www.ecopath.org
) and FishBase, the online encyclopedia of fishes (www.fishbase.org
). This, work is recognized in various profiles, notably Science, April, 2002; Nature, Jan. 2003; New York Times, Jan, 2003, and by numerous awards, notably the International Cosmos Prize, Japan (2005), the Volvo Environmental Prize, Sweden (2006) and the Excellence in Ecology Prize, Germany (2007).
Over the past thirty five years Peter Burbridge has provided technical and management advice on a wide range of resource development and environmental management issues. The majority of his work has been associated with resources development and management in developing countries, including project formulation, development, monitoring and evaluation; applied research; and training. This work has been undertaken for: the United Nations Agencies (World Bank, UNFAO, UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO), the World Conservation Union (IUCN), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International Council for Exploration of the Seas (ICES), international aid agencies, and private consulting firms.
In 1996 Peter was appointed to the Research Development Chair of Coastal Management at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he now holds and Emeritus Professorship and continues to teach on the Tropical Coastal management Programme. During 1999-2000 Peter undertook a major assessment of arrangements for achieving sectoral and territorial integration used by Member States for the European Union Integrated Coastal Zone Management Programme. In 2002 he completed an assignment as a consultant to BP for spatial and economic planning, environmental impact assessment, coastal management, and the empowerment of local businesses for the development of a major LNG project in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. He is a member of the Plexus Energy consulting group and has developed a seascape visual impact assessment methodology for oil and gas development projects in Brazil and a guide on oil and gas development in coastal ecosystems.
Theme 4: Linking science and management
Dr. Andreas Kannen is
Deputy Head of the Department "Human Dimension of Coastal Areas" at the Institute for Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany. His research experience covers research on ICZM, Marine Spatial Planning and Coastal and Marine Governance. He is involved in several large scale national and European research projects, all being highly interdisciplinary, but has also worked with policy makers, e.g. in Germany and Croatia. Dr. Kannen is an active member in several international networks and currently chairs the ICES expert group on Marine Planning and Coastal Management (WGMPCZM).
Dr. Denis Bailly
is lecturer in economics at the University of Brest, France, and researcher at AMURE, the Center for Law and Economics of the Sea, a joint UBO-IFREMER research unit (www.umr-amure.fr) of the European Institute for Marine Studies (www-iuem.univ-brest.fr). He has conducted research on the economics of aquaculture development and environmental sustainability in Europe and Asia. He is scientific co-coordinator of the Integrated Project SPICOSA (6th FP) that develops and tests the System Approach Framework for science and policy integration in support to Integrated Coastal Zone Management.