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Dr. Regina Folorunsho

Dr. Regina Folorunsho is a Director in the Marine Meteorology/Climate Department of the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research. She received her MSc. in Geography from University of Lagos in 1992 with specialty in climatology and remote sensing. She has a PhD in Geography again from University of Lagos with emphasis in Meteorology and Oceanography in 2004. She has over 25 years’ experience in Met-Ocean processes, coastal erosion and lagoon dynamics. She is the recipient of two awards. Award for commitment and exceptional service to the Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Atlantic (PIRATA) Program from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project (TAO) Project in 2006 and an award for: Sustainable Environmental Management in Africa 2017, from the Science and Technology Department of South Africa. She has taken part in several coastal studies, EIA, oceanographic survey cruises for several oil companies, private companies, governmental and international bodies. She has published over 25 scientific papers on coastal and marine processes. She is currently the National Focal Point for UNESCO - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the Focal point for Nigeria National Ocean Decade Committee for the United Nation Decade of the Ocean and the National Coordinator of the GMES Program in Nigeria.