Session: Coastal lagoons evolution, Functioning & Climatic changes
Björn Kjerfve, Ph.D.
Chancellor and Professor of Environmental Sciences, American Univ of Sharjah, UAE, 2014-present; President/Professor World Maritime Univ. Malmö, Sweden 2009-2014; Professor/Dean, Texas A&M Univ., oversawthe Science Opeartion, IODP and D/V Joides Resolution 2004-2009; Professor/Director Marine Science, Univ. South Carolina 1973-2004; Professor Visitante, UFF 1983-2003. B.A. mathematics Georgia Southern Univ. 1968; M.S. oceanography, Univ. Washington 1970; Ph.D. marine sciences Louisiana State Univ. 1973. Supervised 14 Ph.D. and 24 M.S. oceanography students; taught 6,000 oceanography students. Published 13 books, 250 scientific papers and chapters; inaugurated as corresponding member into Academia Brasileira de Ciências 2013; awarded Coast Guard Legion of Honor (Degree of Maginoo), Manila, Philippines, 2013; Prêmio Jabuti for Princípos de oceanografia física de estuários, L.B. Miranda, B.M. Castro, and B. Kjerfve, 2003, second edition published 2012. Dubai Shiptek Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 for maritime academics; AOCEANO 2008 medal for 25 years of involvement with oceanography in Brazil; Scientific Council, Maria Tsakos Foundation, Greece 2012-; International Executive Board, IAMU, Japan 2009-2014; Board of Governors IODP-MI 2008-2009, JOI 2004-2007, CORE 2004-2007 USA; Conselho Deliberativo, Instituto Acqua, Rio de Janeiro 1993-1996; Vice President, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, USA 1983-1985.