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Organizing Committee

Local Organizing Committee

General Executive Chair: Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, President, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Conference Chair: Prof. Michael Phillips, Director, Applied Research, Innovation and Economic Development, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Rachid Benlamri, Vice-President– Academic, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Secretariat and Project Manager: Nayla Higazy, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Logistics Chair: Abitha John, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Marketing Chair: Fatema Al-Hadad, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Events Chair: Saleh AlNaemi, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Communications Chair: Gisele Achkar, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Partnerships Chair: Najla AlNaimi, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Finance Chair: James Poirier, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Facilities Chair: Biju Koshy, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

IT Chair: Shakil Ahmed, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

Administrative Affairs: Jennifer Macahia, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar

International Advisory Committee

Dr. Charles W Finkl, President & Executive Director, Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF); Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Journal of Coastal Research (JCR), Co-Founder, International Coastal Symposium (ICS)

Dr. Christopher Makowski, Senior Vice President & Assistant Executive Director, Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF); Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Coastal Research (JCR); President, International Coastal Symposium (ICS)

Prof. Charles Lemckert, Chair of Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University; Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2007 & ICS2026)

Dr. Carlos Pereira da Silva, Departamento de Geografia e Planeamento Regional, Nova University (Lisbon, Portugal); Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2009)

Prof. Ana Vila Concejo, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney, Australia; Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2016).

Prof. Vanda Claudino-Sales, Departamento de Geografia, Universidade Federal de Ceara, Brazil.

Dr. Luciana S. Esteves, Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University, UK.

Dr. Hak Soo Lim, Principal Research Scientist, KIOST, Busan, South Korea; Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2018).

 Dr. Gonzalo Malvárez, Head of Area, Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain.

 Prof. Fatima Navas Concha, Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain.

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Michael Phillips, Director, Applied Research, Innovation and Economic Development, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar; UNESCO Chair; QAPCO Chair; Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2024)

Dr. Christopher Makowski, Senior Vice President & Assistant Executive Director, Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF); Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Coastal Research (JCR); President, International Coastal Symposium (ICS)

Prof. Charles Lemckert, Chair of Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University; Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2007 & ICS2026)

Dr. Carlos Pereira da Silva, Departamento de Geografia e Planeamento Regional, Nova University (Lisbon, Portugal); Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2009)
Prof. Helena Calado, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Dos Acores, São Miguel, The Azores, Portugal.
Prof. Nelson Guillermo Rangel-Buitrago, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia.

Dr. Bronwyn Goble, Oceanographic Research Institute, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Dr. Kiat Ng, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal.
Prof. Andrew Cooper, School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Ulster University, Norther Ireland, UK.
Prof. Helene Burningham, Coastal & Estuarine Research Unit, University College London, U.K.
Dr. Mahmoud Bataineh, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department Head, College of General Education, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar.
Prof. Chandradeo Bokhoree (Sanjeev), University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM), Pointe-Aux-Sables, Mauritius.
Prof. Andrew Short, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr. Komali Kantamaneni, Co-Director United Nations - Regional Support Office (UN-RSO), GRACE Institute (Climate change, coastal hazards and disasters), University of Central Lancashire, UK.
Prof. Giorgio Anfuso, Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra, Universidad de Cadiz, Spain
Prof. Enzo Pranzini, Dipartmento di Scienze della Terra, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.
Dr. Omar A. Alharbi, Geography Department, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Hannes Tõnisson, Head of Coastal Research Group, Institute of Ecology, Tallinn University, Estonia.

Dr. Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University, USA.

Dr. Jay Jooyong Lee, Executive Secretary, the International Conference on Aquatic Science & Technology (i-CoAST).

Prof. Jean Taylor Ellis, Director, WINDlab, University of South Carolina, USA.

Dr. Frank van der Meulen, JCR Editorial Board, The Netherlands.

Prof. Colin Woodroffe, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences (SEALS), University of Wollongong, Australia.

Prof. Edward Anthony, Aix-Marseille University, Aix en Provence Cedex, France.

Dr. Lambros Kaiktsis, Professor in Marine Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar.

Dr. Nagi Abdussamie, Assistant Professor in Marine Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar.

Dr. Mansour Al Qubeissi, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar.

Dr. Hassan Ali, Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar.

Dr. Ravi Rangarajan, , Associate Professor in Occupational Health and Safety, College of Health Sciences, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar.

Prof. KUROBUZA TUKAMUSHABA, Professor in Sustainable Tourism Management, College of Business Management, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar.

Dr. Bruno Castelle, CNRS / Université de Bordeaux, Pessac Cedex, France.

Dr. Luciana S. Esteves, Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University, UK.

Dr. Kiki Patsch, Environmental Science and Resource Management, California State University Channel Islands, USA.

Dr. Lynda M. Hanlon, JCR Editorial Board, Victoria, Australia.

Prof. Vanda Claudino-Sales, Departamento de Geografia, Universidade Federal de Ceara, Brazil.

Prof. Ana Vila Concejo, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney, Australia; Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2016).

Prof. Ping Wang, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, USA.

Prof. Allen Gontz, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, USA.

Dr. Hak Soo Lim, Principal Research Scientist, KIOST, Busan, South Korea; Conference Chair, International Coastal Symposium (ICS2018).

Dr. Felix Jose, Chair of Marine & Earth Sciences Department, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA.

Prof. Anja Scheffers, School of Environment, Science, & Engineering, Southern Cross University, Australia.

Prof. Björn Kjerfve, Departamento de Geoquímica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil.

Prof. Niki Evelpidou, Geology & Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Prof. Omar Defeo, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Dr. Tim Kana, President of Coastal Science & Engineering, South Carolina, USA.

Dr. Terri Sutherland, DFO Pacific Science Enterprise Centre, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Natalia Bugajny, Institute of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of Szczecin, Poland.

Prof. Fatima Navas Concha, Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain.

 Dr. Gonzalo Malvárez, Head of Area, Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain.

Dr. Jun Cheng, Department of Environmental & Sustainability Sciences, Kean University, USA.

Dr. Camilo M. Botero, University Sergio Arboleda, Santa Marta, Colombia; Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Prof. Dr. Rasoul Daneshfaraz, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, East Azerbaijan, Iran. 

Prof. Ponnumony Vethamony, UNESCO Chair in Marine Sciences, Research Professor & Team Lead, Environmental Science Center, Qatar University, Qatar

Prof. Dr. Lale BALAS, Gazi University, Sea and Aquatic Sciences Application and Research Center, Ankara, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Can Elmar BALAS, Gazi University, Division of Coastal Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Ankara, Turkey

Dr. Radhouan Ben-Hamadou, Associate Professor – Marine Sciences, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

Prof. Mohamed Najib DALY YAHIA, Professor in Marine Biology and Plankton Ecology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

Dr. Aboobacker Valliyil Mohammed, Research Associate Professor, Environmental Science Center, Qatar University

Dr. Alexandra Leitão-Ben Hamadou, Research Associate Professor, Head of the Marine and Terrestrial Ecology team, Environmental Science Center, Qatar University

Dr. Pedro Range, Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Center, Qatar University

Dr. Bruno Welter Giraldes, Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Center, Qatar University

Dr. Yousra Sulaiman Al-Faham, Associate Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

Dr. Nadeem Hashem, Assistant Professor of GIS & Remote Sensing, Applied Geography & GIS Program, Department of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

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