|Current position:||Research Scientist Emeritus|
Past Vice Chair of Future Earth Coasts. Over a career in marine geoscience my focus gradually shifted to coastal hazard reduction and sustainability in coastal communities. This began in the 1990s on secondment in the South Pacific, where I initiated policy-driven work on climate threats to low-lying atoll nations such as Kiribati. An IPCC lead author, I was co-PI on the bid to establish ArcticNet (2004-present), led the circumpolar State of the Arctic Coast report (2011), and spearheaded efforts to promote transdisciplinary co-designed and co-produced adaption in Arctic coastal communities.
I hope to continue supporting the development of a knowledge network promoting sustainable practices and adaptive capacity in coastal communities globally.”
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Which of the three themes and four hotspots of Future Earth Coasts are you addressing with your work?
X Dynamic Coasts
☐ Human Development and Coasts
X Pathways to Coastal Sustainability
X Small islands
☐ Urbanization in coastal zones
X Arctic Coasts
X River-Mouth Systems, Deltas and Estuaries