Keynote plenary & invited speakers

Andrey V. Adrianov
Andrey V. Adrianov
Andrey V. Adrianov is the Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences, President of A.V. Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. Ph.D. from Moscow State University, 1989, Doctor of Sciences in Zoology from Moscow State University, 1993, Academician of RAS, 2006. Editor-in-Chief of Russian Journal of Marine Biology. Vice-President of Hydrobiological Society of Russia. National Focal-Point (Representative) of Russian Federation in APN (Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research), President of  UNEPCOM (Russian National Committee for Supporting of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). Honors and Awards: 1994 – Academician A.V. Ivanov Award, RAS, 2013 – Governmental Award of the Russian Federation. The research interest is comparative morphology and systematics of marine invertebrates, marine biodiversity, and deep-sea exploration.
Zainal Arifin
Zainal Arifin
Zainal Arifin received his Bachelor Science degree in Fisheries Science of IPB University, Indonesia in 1984, Master Science degree in Marine Science from Dalhousie University, Canada in 1989; and PhD degree in Marine Pollution from Simon Fraser University, Canada in 2000. Since 1985 till present, he has been affiliated to Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Research Centre for Oceanography (RCO). He started his research in Ambon Island (Eastern Indonesia) in 1985 and moved to Jakarta in 2000. He has published about 70 papers in refereed journals in English and Indonesian. He was a recipient of the UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Award (1992), JSPS Fellowship (1992), CIDA Fellowship (1994-1999), Satyalancana Karya Satya from the President of Republic of Indonesia (2016). His research interest is in the fate and effect of contaminants on species and ecosystem level, especially on feeding behavior and bioaccumulation. He is also active as co-supervisor for post-graduate and doctoral students at IPB University. Besides his active role as a senior researcher at RC for Oceanography, he is currently the Deputy Chairman for Earth Science at LIPI.  At the regional level, he is a vice-chair of IOC-UNESCO Sub-commission for the Western Pacific region (2017- present).
Alexander V. Babanin
Alexander V. Babanin
Alexander V. Babanin is Professor in Ocean Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Qualifications: BSc (Physics), MSc (Physical Oceanography) (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia), PhD (Physical Oceanography) (Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Sebastopol, Russia). Worked as a Research Scientist in the Marine Hydrophysical Institute, as an academic In the University of New South Wales, ADFA, Canberra, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Areas of expertise, research and teaching, are wind-generated waves, maritime and coastal engineering, air-sea interactions, ocean turbulence and ocean dynamics, climate, environmental instrumentation and remote sensing of the ocean. These include extreme Metocean conditions, from tropical cyclones to Arctic and Antarctic environments. 280+ career total publications.
Bonnel
Julien Bonnel

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department, Associate Scientist.

My research is based on a synergy between signal processing, ocean physics, and experimental ocean acoustics. Thanks to this synergy, I develop innovative processing methods adapted to the need of the ocean acoustic community, and use them to answer oceanographic questions. This subsequently benefits a wide spectrum of applications, from underwater warfare to marine biology. This interdisciplinarity is particularly dear to me, and I like to collaborate with various scientists: engineers, acousticians, biologists, oceanographers, etc. My main research contribution is probably the development of processing methods that enable single-hydrophone applications, such as seabed characterization (which is important to assess sonar performance) and/or marine mammal localization. On the other hand, I am also very interested in Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM), with a particular focus on bioacoustics and acoustical meteorology. I have authored or co-authored more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. I do believe in education, and more than half of my publications have been first-authored by graduate students or post-doctoral investigators that I have supervised.

Yuli D. Chashechkin
Yuli D. Chashechkin
Yuli D. Chashechkin is Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics at the A. Yu. Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He graduated main course and post graduate school of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (1967) and worked as research scientist and Head of Wave Dynamics Laboratory at All-Union Institute for Physics-Techniques and Radio-techniques Measurements up to 1981 and then went to the Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the RAS. He created Complex of Unique Experimental Facilities to study dynamic and structure of stratified flows by concerted optical, acoustical and contact instruments. Main fields of interest are development of scale-invariant theory for calculation of flows dynamics and structure, investigation of stratified wakes and jets, vortices, internal and surface gravity waves, multicomponent convection, transient diffusion induced flows, hydrodynamics and acoustics of drop impact, optical and contact instruments and marine metrology. Author more than 370 papers.
Dr. Michael P. Crosby
Dr. Michael P. Crosby

President & CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory.

Dr. Crosby has over 30 years of diverse research, teaching, science management and leadership endeavors. He has developed, managed and conducted major multi-disciplinary research project and partnerships with numerous universities, national and international science and resource management agencies, programs and committees. Many of these endeavors focused on improving the “synthesis, translation and transfer” of science and technical information between research, public policy and stakeholder communities. He has published over 50 articles, edited several books, and his past appointments include: Associate Vice President, Research and Economic Development, George Mason University; Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Hawai’i, Hilo; Executive Director, National Science Board of the National Science Foundation; and Senior Advisor for International Science Policy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Crosby is also Past-President for Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society, past Chairman for the U.S.-Israeli Binational Science Foundation, and currently serves as Chair of the Florida Institute of Oceanography Council, Chair of the Board for Southeast Coastal Ocean Observations Regional Association, on the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean Board of Directors (Past-President), the Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology Board of Directors (Past-President), and the Institute for Venture Science Board of Advisors.

Johanna Diwa-Acallar
Johanna Diwa-Acallar
Johanna Diwa-Acallar completed doctoral coursework of the Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Human Sciences programme in Hiroshima University where she also received an M.Ed. degree under the Japanese Mombukagakusho grant, after graduating with Cum Laude Honors for a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines. An international development specialist with strong academic background inhuman sciences, social sciences, international relations and education development, she has more than 15 year experience in the multidisciplinary fields of education, research, teaching, training and international capacity development including a decade long work with two United Nations agencies as a postgraduate program coordinator, education specialist, and lecturer in the United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Currently, as the Capacity Development Manager for the Partnership in Environmental Management of the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), she leads the capacity development, training programs and initiatives related to sustainable development of coastal and marine areas and resources. Johanna also manages the in-house regional learning mechanisms for professional development opportunities such as through traineeship and internship, as well as a network of leading higher education institutions in East Asia that serve as Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) Learning Centers in the region. Her recent research interests focus on issues under the United Nations agenda of sustainable development goals with publication works that include working paper series on climate change adaptation studies for the United Nations University.
Andrey Lunkov
Andrey Lunkov

My research interests are focused on fundamental problems of sound propagation in shallow water and application to acoustical monitoring of underwater environment, in particular, gassy sediments and internal waves. The proper quantification of gaseous methane in aquatic sediments is of great scientific and technological importance, however, conventional coring does not allow for such analysis. Knowledge of internal wave dynamics is required for understanding the ecological processes in stratified aquatic systems.

The main results of my research are the development of acoustical methodology for estimation of gas content in the upper sedimentary layer and acoustical methods for remote monitoring of internal waves in shallow water, based on sound field interference pattern variability (including backscattered field).

Dr. Ming Su
Dr. Ming Su

Deputy Dean of the School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU).

Dr. Ming Su received his PhD degree in Marine Geology in China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in 2011. He started his research about marine gas hydrate Key Laboratory of Gas Hydrate, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. Since 2017 till present, he has been affiliated as associate professor to the School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). His research interests are focused on seismic interpretation with particular applications in deep-water sediments, and gas hydrate migration and accumulation system in the South China Sea. He has authored or co-authored more than 15 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Also he has more than 40 papers and presentations in national and international conferences.

Leonid M. Mitnik
Leonid M. Mitnik
Leonid M. Mitnik received the Engineer degree in electrical engineering from Leningrad Electric Engineering Institute in 1961, Ph.D. degree in geophysics in 1970 from the State Hydrometeorological Center, Moscow and Dr.Sci. degree in remote aerospace research in 1996 from the Institute for Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.  He is
presently a Chief Scientist in V.I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, FEB RAS, Vladivostok. Since joining the POI in 1977, he has worked mainly in the area of passive microwave and radar remote sensing of the atmosphere-ocean system and conducted measurements from the coast, research vessels, aircraft and spaceborne platforms. In 1993-2004 he was a visiting Professor at the Institutes and Universities in Taiwan, Germany, Japan and China. He has served as PI and Co-PI of several projects sponsored by ESA, ADRO, NASDA (JAXA) and INTAS, all related to the passive and active remote sensing of environment. He has published book chapters and more than 150 papers in refereed journals. He has also had more than 100 papers and presentations in national and international conferences. He was editor and co-author of monograph Radar Sensing of the Earth's Surface from Space (1990; in Russian). He is contributor of the books Satellite Remote Sensing of Oceanic Environment (1993), Oceanography from Space, Revisited (2010), Remote
Sensing of Asian Seas (2018), et al.
Dr. Mitnik was the recipient of the Goddard Space Flight Center Aqua Outstanding Teamwork Award, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aqua Group Achievement Award (2003) and PORSEC Distinguished Science Award for 2004.
Prof. Anatoly Obzhirov
Anatoly Obzhirov
Prof. Anatoly Obzhirov is the Chief scientist of the laboratory of Gas Geochemistry of the V.I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia. He was born in 1940, Uste-Katav, region of Ural, Russia. In 1963 he finished Tomsk Politekhnical Institute to got diploma of oil-gas engineer-geologist, Tomsk. He received diploma Kandidat of Sciences (PhD), 1974 in Moscow Geological Survey Institute, and of diploma Doctor of Sciences, 1996 in Moscow Geoinformsystem Institute and got diploma of Professor in 2009 from the High Certificate Committee of Moscow, Russia. In 1977 he organized school to study gas distribution in lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere to use of it like indicator to search oil-gas deposits, gas hydrate, mapping geological structure, zones faults, to examine seismic activity and global climate change. He developed complex of geological and geophysics methods to study gas in water and sediment of the World Sea in the international expeditions to search oil-gas deposits, gas hydrate, methane fluxes and decide other geological, geophysical, acoustic tasks. He organized and was at the chief about 35 international expeditions in the Far Eastern Seas and in its were found more than 500 methane fluxes and 20 areas with gas hydrates in the Japan and Okhotsk Sea.
Dr. Stefano Vignudelli
Stefano Vignudelli

Dr. Stefano Vignudelli is a researcher employed at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council) in Pisa, Italy. He has over 25 years of scientific experience in the area of satellite remote sensing (radar altimetry, in particular) for studying coastal environments (sea level variability, in particular). Major interests include processing methods for data analysis, validation with local field observations, multi-sensor synergy, exploitation. Most significant accomplishment has been to lead development of satellite radar altimetry in the coastal zone to provide improved measurements for sea level research and applications. He is one of the organizers of a regular series of coastal altimetry workshops (Silver Spring 2008, Pisa, 2008, Frascati 2009, Porto 2010, San Diego 2011, Riva del Garda 2012, Boulder 2013, Lake Constance 2014, Reston 2015, Florence 2017, Frascati 2018), co-editor of the Springer Book “Coastal Altimetry” (20 chapters, 70 people involved and top 25% books). He is actively involved in international cooperation through joint projects, exchange visits, attendance at workshops and capacity building. He is also co-author of five chapters of books and around 100 publications (41 in peer-reviewed journals). He is coordinator/partner/evaluator of scientific projects. He is member of organizing/scientific committees and international societies. He is actually associate editor for Elsevier Advances in Space Research Journal in the area of satellite oceanography and vice-president of PORSEC association.

Andrei G. Zatsepin
Andrei G. Zatsepin
Dr. Andrei G. Zatsepin graduated from Physical Department of Moscow State University in 1976, Ph. D since 1983, Doctoral degree – since 1998. Head of the Experimental Ocean Physics Laboratory of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS). The main scientific interest is the study of the oceanic mesoscale and submesoscale physical processes, shelf–deep sea interactions, laboratory modelling of the dynamical processes in the ocean, impact of the physical processes on the Black Sea ecosystem. Chief scientist of the IO RAS permanent Black Sea Expedition. Coordinator of several national and international projects directed at the Black Sea investigations. Publication record: more than 250 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Yury Zuenko
Yury Zuenko
Born in Siberia. Graduated as physical oceanographer from the Saint Petersburg Marine Academy in 1981. Since 1985 through present have been affiliated to Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO), Vladivostok. Ph.D. in Pacific Oceanological Institute in 1995 and D.Sc. in Oceanology in Russian Hydrometeorological University in 2009. Scientific interests in the field of fisheries oceanography concerning influence of physical processes on biological productivity and reproduction of commercial species, including impacts of climate change. Author of 70 referred scientific papers, mainly in Russian, including a monograph ‘Fisheries Oceanography of the Japan Sea’. One of the first explorers of tidal mixing and slope convection in the Far-Eastern Seas, author of the ‘Lower Productivity – Higher Efficiency’ conception concerning impact of climate warming on subpolar marine ecosystems. Head of the Fisheries Oceanography Lab., TINRO, vice-chair of Phisical Oceanography and Climate Committee, PICES.