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Salif Diop

Salif Diop has been in UNEP’s Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) as a Senior Officer for nearly 15 years. He is a water specialist with extensive experience in various aspects of coastal oceanography, freshwater assessment, aquatic and maritime issues, sustainable management, and development. He holds from University Louis Pasteur/Strasbourg/France, a 3rd cycle doctorate he defended in 1978 and a state doctorate he defended in 1986. He had spent a one year sabbatical as a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Miami/USA, Division of Biological and Living Resources in 1986/87. He is a member of various expert and working groups, including numerous scientific and research institutions. As such, he spent his first sabbatical year as Senior Fulbright Fellow in the USA at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in 1986/87. He has more than 40 referred publications with 5 books as the main author and co-author and has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize Certificate – IPCC 2007. Other 120 publications can be added to his own list as technical documents, research work, monographs, thesis, abstracts, and book reviews. He is a University Professor, Member of the National Academy of Sciences and Techniques of Senegal since February 2006, Member of the African Academy of Sciences (ASS) since December 2009 and Member of the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Sciences in the Developing Countries (TWAS) since October 2010. For more details, including recent publications, kindly consult the following website: http://www.esalifdiop.org.

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