Prof. Dr. Donald L. Forbes

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 themes and hotspots of Future Earth Coasts are you addressing with your work?

Themes: Dynamic Coasts, Pathways to Coastal Sustainability

Hotspots: Small islands, Arctic Coasts, River-Mouth Systems, Deltas and Estuaries