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Details of Dr. Nick D'Adamo   


Gender male
Job title Officer in Charge, IOC Perth Regional Programme Office
C/- Bureau of Meteorology 1100 Hay Street
West Perth
Western Australia
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Nationality Australia
Tel +61 8 9226 2899
Fax +61 8 9226 0599
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Website http://www.iocperth.org
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Degree M Eng Sci (Research), B. Eng (civil), PhD
Job type Research , Natural Resource Management , Decision Making & Policy
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Physical Oceanography , Climatology, Meteorology , Research Support Services , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Physical Oceanography , Climatology, Meteorology , Research Support Services
Research Activities Italian (working knowledge), (French basic conversation)
Research Region 71, SW Pacific, South East Asia
Skills/Expertise Civil Engineering, Physical Oceanography, Environmental Impact Assessment, Marine Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Marine Protected Area Planning and R & M, Project and Program Management.
Comments In January 2007 Nick D'Adamo replaced William Erb as Officer in Charge of the Perth Regional Programme Office of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, sponsored jointly with UNESCO IOC by the Western Australian State Government and Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The link between oceanic and atmospheric processes, biodiversity conservation, ecologically sustainable utilization of marine natural resources, and the characterization and modeling of bio-physical processes significant to natural and human populations underpins Dr. D'Adamo's interests and responsibilities through the UNESCO IOC Perth Office. The Office continues to explore and promote new initiatives to expand on the IOC's existing regionalized portfolio out of Perth and Australia, acting as a regional focal point for the surrounding southern hemisphere region. Dr. D'Adamo came to IOC after 25 years investigating and modeling physical and biological processes in pristine and degraded water systems­­­ in and around Australia and Europe — including stratified and well mixed inland, coastal, and open ocean waterways. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering from the University of Western Australia and earned his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has worked with Western Australian environmental protection agencies on multi-disciplinary environmental impact and management studies and with biodiversity conservation agencies focusing on the establishment of multiple-use Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). He was also instrumental in coordinating multi-disciplinary marine research and monitoring protocols and programs within a comprehensive MPA program for Western Australia. The range of MPAs included tropical, mixed, and temperate ecosystems as part of the Australian National Representative System of MPAs.

Group(s): IOC , GOOS , GOOS Secretariat Staff , Regional GPO Staff , GOOS Regional Alliances , IODE , JCOMM , IOC admins , IOC Secretariat , PI-GOOS , WAGOOS , IOC DIM advisory group , IOC-Perth-Office , GRA Mailing List
Created: 2007-01-24 Last Updated: 2011-09-09 by Nick D'ADAMO