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Dr. Bapentire Donatus Angnuureng

Donatus Angnuureng is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cape Coast and team lead for Coastal Geomorphology and Engineering at the Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) project. Donatus has over 10 years of expertise in coastal processes, geomorphology, shoreline, currents, and the application of nearshore remote sensing for beach monitoring. His research is oriented toward the application of shore-based video and unmanned aerial vehicles (Drones) as complementary Tools for beach studies. His current projects include Coasts-Under-Control, funded by IRD-JEAI in France, and the Harmony Coast project being funded by the National Geographic Society. His work looks at ways to establish quantifiable, easy-to-employ but ecologically reasonable metrics for identifying the combined impact of climate change and human-induced factors on coastal ecosystems. He is a scholar of the French IRD-ARTS doctoral program and a National Geographic Explorer, which significantly aid his career. He is has collaborated successfully with several researchers in Africa particularly Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Cameroon and has mentored several students and young people in coastal studies.