Dr. Zhengxin Li, a professor at the Center of Astro-geodynamics of Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. His main interest is detecting and measuring the matter change underground by the astrometry and gravimetric observations performed at landÃ¯Â¼Å’and their relationship with the phenomena happened in land, earthquakes and underground water for example, as well as those related to the atmosphere-ocean system.
Dr.Aysun UÄŸur GÃ¶rgÃ¼n is a professor in the Institute of Nuclear Sciences at Ege University, Ä°zmir, Turkey. She has completed many research projects as a chief scientific investigator. A major portion of her research involves applications of alpha, beta and gamma-ray spectrometry in environmental studies, mainly as tracers and chronometers in marine matrices.She teaches courses related the environmental radioactivity namely â€œNuclear Radiation Physics, Radiometric Dating Techniques, Measurement of Weak Radioactivityâ€.
Dr. Ken Storey, Ph.D., F.R.S.C., is a Professor of Biochemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa and holds the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Physiology. He is a world leader in the field of biochemical adaptation who studies the molecular mechanisms used by animals to survive in extreme environments. In particular, mammalian hibernation, freeze tolerance, and survival of oxygen deprivation are core topics of his nearly 1000 publications and the hundreds of talks that he was given worldwide. His work in discovering the principles of metabolic rate depression has biomedical applications for organ transplantation and cryopreservation. KenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s research excellence [ h index = 84] has been recognized with the Flavelle Medal in Biological Sciences from the Royal Society of Canada , the Fry medal from the Canadian Society of Zoologists and election as a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and of the Society for Cryobiology.
Dr. Mathias Girault completed his Ph.D. at the Tokyo University of Marine Sciences and Technology, Japan and is currently a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bordeaux (CNRS, Grant number 797007), France. His main research interest is the study of the phytoplankton strategies to survive in nutrient depleted areas. In particular, he investigates the role of enzyme named alkaline phosphatase to overcome the phosphate limitation in Ocean. By developing a new microfluidic platform able to sort phytoplankton of interest as a function of the cell morphology and perform enzymatic assay, he studies the activation of the alkaline phosphatase activity at the single cell level.
Prof. Dr. ir. Herman H.J. PEIFFER was Born in Antwerp on March 31, 1966. Master in Civil Engineering (1989) and Master in Geotechnical Engineering (1991) at Ghent University. Master in Business Management (1995) Antwerp Management School. Doctoral Thesis at Ghent University in (1997) research regarding the effect of pile installation on the soil stresses based on dilatometer (DMT) tests. Director/Owner of Alpha-Engineering, geotechnical engineering company in Belgium with 30 employees (16 engineers) since 1996. (Associate) Professor at Ghent University, teaching Foundation Engineering and Transport of Groundwater in saturated and unsaturated soils since acaedemic year 2005-2006. Invited lecturer UCL-University (University Catholique de Louvain) (Belgium). Owner of two patents (in the field of geotechnical testing). Author/co-author of 11 Articles in Scientific Journals and 43 proceedings of international and national conferences. Promotor doctoral thesis and member of steering committees doctoral thesis. Corresponding member TC102 and TC106. Member of Athens Institure for Education and Research.
Prof. K. S. Jayappa has completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in 1984 and 1988 respectively in Marine Geology from Mangalore University. He is serving the Mangalore University as a Director, PMEB and RUSA Coordinator, in addition to Professorship in the dept. of Marine Geology. He has published 36 Research papers, 17 Chapters in Edited Books, and 15 papers in Proceedings of Conferences/Seminars. Serving as Editorial Board Member Ã¢â‚¬Å“PollutionÃ¢â‚¬Â Journal and EC Member of Indian Society of Geomatics. Presented greater than 70 Research Papers in Seminars. Published two books and conducted three National Conferences and two Workshops.
Marina Frontasyeva, Associate Professor, PhD in Physics and Mathematical Sciences, is an internationally recognized specialist in neutron activation analysis applied in the Life Sciences and Material Science carried out at the reactor IBR-2 of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. She is the head of Sector of NAA and Applied Research at the FLNP JINR combining her activities with lecturing on nuclear methods for studying the environment at the Department of Chemistry of the International University of Nature, Society and Man of Dubna. She is a member of the International Committee on Activation Analysis (ICAA) and a Coordinator of the UNECE International Cooperative Program Vegetation the framework of the Convention of the Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). She is leader of numerous international projects coordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the EU Programs. She is the author and co-author of more than 390 scientific publications
Yuri Rzhanov, a research professor, has a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from the Russian Academy of Sciences. He completed his thesis on nonlinear phenomena in solid state semiconductors in 1983. Since joining the center in 2000, he has worked on a number of signal processing problems, including construction of large-scale mosaics from underwater imagery, automatic segmentation of acoustic backscatter mosaics, accurate measurements of underwater objects from stereo imagery.His research interests include development of algorithms and their implementation in software for 3D reconstruction of underwater scenes, automatic detection and abundance estimation of various marine species from imagery acquired from ROVs, AUVs, towed and handheld cameras.
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Angela Wagener was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Graduated in Chemistry from UERJ (1969),
Master's degree (1971) and PhD in Chemistry (1974) from PUC-Rio/KFA-Juelich, postdoctoral
from THAachen, Germany (1978/1979, Humboldt Stiftung Scholarship). Visiting scholar at
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, USA (1988). From 1994 to 2014, she was Full Professor at
the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, now Professor Emeritus, Senior Researcher
of the Brazilian Research Council. She has directed more than 50 theses and dissertations and
has over a hundred original works published in international journals. Presided three
successful international conferences in Rio de Janeiro and participated of numerous national
and international conferences. Provides scientific advice to various funding agencies,
governmental institutions, national and international NGOs and to companies in the oil, mining
and environment sectors, among others. She was head of MESL / IAEA, Visiting Professor at
universities abroad (San Diego State University, ETH/ZÃ¼rich, and University of Mainz among
others) and Director of the Chemistry Department at PUC-Rio. Has experience in Chemical
Oceanography and Environmental research related to persistent organic pollutants, trace
metals, the carbon cycle, and bioassociated elements. She found the LABMAM / PUC-Rio,
which stands out for its experience in environmental analysis and diagnosis, and being
recognized for excellence in the analysis and assessment of the impact of oil on the
environment. She has been a member of the STAP/Global Environmental Facility, of
GEOTRACES Scientific Committee, of the Honors and Recognition Committee of the American
Geophysical Union, and serves as a reviewer for several national and international journals.
Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 2013. Index h: 25.
Leonard J. Pietrafesa was a professor in Coastal Carolina University. Her research interest are Observations of and Numerical Modeling of Atmospheric, Oceanic, Estuary, Land and Hydraulic Inter-Actively Coupled Systems; Relationships between Climate and Weather Coupled Systems; Wind-Wave Current Coupled Interactions; Precipitation and River Discharge; Climate Conditions and Weather Events; Climate, Weather and Human Health; Oceanic Heat and Climate; Tropical Cyclone Frequencies of Occurrence and Intensification; Building the Essential Integrated Ocean-Atmospheric Observing System
Mary Guendy Naguib Ghobrial was a Professor of Aquatic Plants in Hydrobiology Lab. Marine Environment Division. National Institute Of Oceanography & Fisheries
(NIOF) – Ministry Of Scientific Research, Arab Republic Of Egypt (ARE). She did PhD in Botany, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University. She has published 21
Mohamed A. Teamah, is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Alexandria University. He supervised more than 100 M.Sc. Thesis in Alexandria University, Arab Academy for Sciences, Technology and Maritime Transport, and Suez Canal University. He supervised 18 Ph. D. Theses inEgypt and 2 in England. His research field is in thermo-fluids, renewable energy and water desalination. He has more than100 articles published in high-ranked peer reviewed Journals and more than 100 articles in conferences and non-peer reviewed journals. He acted as the executive editor for Alexandria Engineering Journal from 2014 to 2018. He is a member of Scientific Committee for Promotion for Professors and Assistant Professor in 11th and 13th rounds.Also, Member of the Board of Directors of Upper Egypt for Electrical Power Production Company from September 2012. Dr. Teamah is consultant for many companies inside and outside Egypt
National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Prof. Mohamed Said Professor of Physical Oceanography working at the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt. He got Ph.D. in 1985 from the Institute of Hydrometeorology, Russia. He is appointed as Associated Professor in Physical Oceanography in 1991 and Professor in 1996.
During the period 1995-1998, he joined the Regional Organization for the protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME) in Kuwait as specialist of Marine Environment. During 1999-2001, he was the Deputy Director of NIOF for the administration affairs. Since 2008, he was responsible for the IOC meetings, programs and activities as a Member of Egyptian Delegation to IOC Executive Council and Assembly; Member of Expert Group on the Law of the Sea (IOC/ABE-LOS); Member of ODIN Africa in Egypt, Focal Point of Egypt to Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). He was a representative of Egypt to CIESM during the period 2006-2015. During 2012-2017, he was a Vice Chair of IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Islands (IOCAFRICA) and a Chair of IOCAFRICA since 2017.
During his scientific work, he attended several national and international workshops, meetings, conferences, training courses and scientific missions and published more than 66 scientific papers in national and international journals in the field of oceanography and climate change.