FEC Academy – Prof. Dr. Laura T. David

Prof. Dr. Laura T. David

Current position:  

Professor and Director of UPMSI
Affiliation:     Marine Science Institute, College of Science,
University of the Philippines | Philipines

A former member of IGBP-LOICZ Scientific Steering Committee, Dr. Laura T. David is a Physical Oceanographer and Professor at the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute. She uses remote sensing and modelling to explore how ocean physics influences the distribution and state of ocean flora & fauna. Her expertise is being tapped regionally to assist in matters related to climate change vulnerability and adaptation.  She is also the co-inventor of Fish-I©, a technology to estimate fish size, population density and biomass and Resilience:Survive & Thrive ©, a table-top boardgame promoting sustainable development of our coasts.

I am interested in becoming part of a working group working on sustainability of small island systems.

Links for more information:

Which of the three themes and four hotspots of Future Earth Coasts are you addressing with your work?

Themes*:

☐   Dynamic Coasts

X   Human Development and Coasts

X   Pathways to Coastal Sustainability

* Find out more about our themes

Hotspots:

X   Small islands

X   Urbanization in coastal zones

☐   Arctic Coasts

☐    River-Mouth Systems, Deltas and Estuaries