Speaker 1

Dr. Nubi Olubunmi Ayoola

Dr. Nubi Olubunmi works as an assistant director at the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography & Marine Research. His role involves actively engaging in environmental and social impact assessment studies for developmental projects in both onshore and offshore areas. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he has been involved in various activities such as workshops, short courses, citizen science initiatives, and shipboard trainings that have attracted participants from around the world, focusing on global ocean monitoring and sustainability. Some of the notable events he has participated in include the 1st and 2nd UNIDO/GCLME Shipboard Training on Marine Pollution Monitoring Techniques in the GCLME region in September 2006 and July 2011, respectively. He also took part in the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) in November 2017 aboard the SA AGULHAS II. Furthermore, he contributed to the POGO-COLLECT project - Citizen Observation of Local Litter in Coastal Ecosystems from 2021 to 2022. As the Scientific Focal Point for POGO in his institute, he played a coordinating role and served as the host supervisor for the 2020/2021 NF-POGO Shipboard Training for Early Career Scientists. Dr. Nubi actively participated as a member of the LOC and served as one of the resource persons during the 2022 Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School In Nigeria and Ghana (COESSING 2022). Additionally, he is a visiting lecturer at various academic institutions within and outside Nigeria. He was also a visiting scholar at the Atlantic Technical University in São Vicente, Cape Verde, under the SCOR capacity development scheme.