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Details of Dr. Maria Snoussi   


Gender female
Job title Professor
Department Department of Earth Sciences
Université Mohammed V ( UM5)
Faculty of Sciences Avenue Ibn Battota. B.P. 1014 Rabat 10106
Université Mohammed V Faculty of Sciences Avenue Ibn Battota. B.P. 1014
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine Geology, Geophysics
Research Activities • • Principal Investigator of the GDN (Global Development Network) Project entitled “Supporting the sustainable management of coastal tourism in Morocco by quantifying the economic value of beach ecosystems” supported by the French Agency of Development (AFD), and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2015) National Coordinator of the FP7/EU Project (PEGASO: “People for Ecosystem-based Governance in Assessing Sustainable Development of Ocean and coast”, funded by EU (2010-2014). •National Coordinator for the START Project: “Sensitivity of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems to Climate and Related Global Changes: Developing a North African Lagoons Network » (2011-2012). • National Coordinator of the Volubilis Project on: “Extremes meteorological events in coastal lagoons: past records and future predictions in the context of climate change” between Mohamed V University and Montpelier 2 University (2011-2014). • National Project Leader: Coastal Area Management Program (CAMP-Morocco) (2008-2010), funded by MAP/UNEP and the Ministry of Environment of Morocco. • National Coordinator of the UNEP/GEF Project on ‘Assessment of Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change of Coastal Zones in Morocco’ (2005- 2007), for the Ministry of Environment, Morocco. •Theme leader “Coastal Ecohydrology” at the MEDFRIEND/UNESCO Programme •Theme Leader of “Geosciences and Water” at the IGCP/UNESCO Scientific Advisory Board (2008-2012).

• 2015: Consultant MAP/PAP/RAC as lecturer for the MedOpen Course on ‘Mainstreaming Climate variability and Change in the ICZM Process’ in the framework of the ClimVar/Medpartnership Programme. • 2014: Consultant MAP/PAP/RAC to elaborate the “Guidelines for integration of Climate Variability and Change aspects into the ICZM process” in the framework of the ClimVar/Medpartnership Programme. • 2014: Consultant for the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies (IRES, Morocco) for the study on: Impact of Climate change on the national economic security • 2013: Consultant for the Ministry of Environment in the framework of the GEF/WB Project on ICZM (« Gestion Intégrée des Zones Côtières/Côtes Méditerranéennes- région de l’Oriental), to train local actors in the field of Coastal zones processes, indicators and ICZM. • 2012: Consultant IOC/UNESCO: as facilitator of an International workshop and overall Coordinator of the production of a Compendium on Coastal Management Approaches for Sea Level Related Hazards: Case Studies and Good Practices. • 2011: Consultant UNEP/MAP to prepare a regional report on climatic change and variability impacts in the Mediterranean area within the framework of UNEP GEF Project Preparation Grant (PPG) for the project “Implementation of climatic variability and change into national strategies to implement ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean”. • 2010: Consultant UNEP/MAP: Preparation of the National Report on the Application of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols. • 2008-2010: Consultant PAP/RAC (Mediterranean Action Plan): Theme leader of CAMP-Morocco (Coastal Area Management Program). • 2008-2010: Consultant PAP/RAC: Theme leader of the ICZM Strategy and Plan of Action for the Central Rif (CAMP-Morocco). • 2009: Sub-Consultant for UNEP: Assessment of Transboundary Freshwater Vulnerability to Climate Change in Africa (Chapter North Africa). • 2007: Consultant for WWF: “Input for United Nations General Assembly regular process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment” (North Africa Section). • 2007: Consultant for the National Ports Directorate: “Potential sand stocks offshore Morocco”. • 2006: Consultant for WWF: “Water scarcity/drought in Morocco and dams”. • 2005-2007: National Coordinator of the UNEP/GEF Project on ‘Assessment of Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change of Coastal Zones in Morocco’ for the Ministry of Environment, Morocco. • 2006: Consultant for UNEP: Assessment of the biogeophysical impacts of sea-level rise on the Moroccan coastal zones. • 2004: Consultant for IUCN: “Review of certain basic elements for the assessment of environmental flows in the lower Moulouya”. • 2002: Consultant for UNEP/MAP: Preparation of a case study on the Integrated and Sustainable Management of Coastal Zones for the Elaboration of a “Strategy for implementation and follow up of MCSD recommendations and proposals for action”.
Research Region 2, 3, 36
Skills/Expertise Coastal geosciences. Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Vulnerability and adaptation of the coastal zones to global change including climate change.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Maria SNOUSSI)

RAJI O., L. DEZILEAU , U. VON GRAFENSTEIN , S. NIAZI , M. SNOUSSI , and P. MARTINEZ (2015) Extreme sea events during the last millennium in the northeast of Morocco. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1?9, 2015 www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/15/1/2015/ doi:10.5194/nhess-15-1-2015
MHAMMDI, N., SNOUSSI, M., MEDINA, & JAAIDI E. B. (2014). Recent sedimentation in the Northwest African shelf. In, Chivas, A.R & Chiocci, F.L..(Eds). Continental shelves during the last glacio eustatic cycle: Continental shelves of the world. The Geological Society, London, Memoir N° 41.
KHOMSI K., MAHE G., SINAN M., and SNOUSSI M. (2013): Hydro-climatic variability in two Moroccan basins: Comparative analysis of temperature, rainfall and runoff regimes. Climate and Land Surface Changes in Hydrology Proceedings of H01, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2013. IAHS Publ. 359, 2013.
RAJI O, NIAZI S., SNOUSSI M., DÉZILEAU L., KHOUAKHI A. (2013): Vulnerability Assessment of a lagoon to Sea Level Rise and Storm Events: Nador lagoon (NE Morocco). Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue No. 65, 2013
KHOUAKHI A., SNOUSSI M., NIAZI S. and RAJI O. (2013) Vulnerability assessment of Al Hoceima bay (Moroccan Mediterranean coast): a coastal management tool to reduce potential impacts of sea-level rise and storm surges. Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue No. 65, 2013
KHOUAKHI A., SNOUSSI M., NIAZI S. and RAJI O. (2012): Le Système d?Information Géographique (SIG) : un outil pour l?évaluation des terres à risque d'inondation côtière liée aux changements climatiques ; cas du littoral de Mohammedia. Travaux de l?Institut Scientifique, Rabat, série Géologie & Géographie physique, n°23, p. 1-8.
SNOUSSI M., NIAZI S. KHOUAKHI A. and RAJI O. (2010): Climate Change and Sea-level rise: A GIS-Based Vulnerability and Impact Assessment, The case of the Moroccan Coast. Geomatic Solutions for Coastal Environments Book, Eds M. Maanan and M. Robin, Nova Publishers.
SNOUSSI M., OUCHANI T., KHOUAKHI A., NIANG-DIOP I. (2009): Impacts of sea-level rise on the Moroccan coastal zone: Quantifying coastal erosion and flooding in the Tangier Bay. Geomorphology, Elsevier 107 (2009) 32?40
SNOUSSI M., OUCHANI T., NIAZI S. (2008): Vulnerability assessment of the Moroccan coastal zone to the impacts of sea-level rise: The case of the Eastern Mediterranean Coast. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 77 (2008) 206-213
SNOUSSI, M., KITHEKA, J., SHAGHUDE, Y., KANE, A., ARTHURTON, R., Le TISSIER, M., VIRJI, H. (2007). Downstream and Coastal Impacts of Damming and Water Abstraction in Africa. Environmental Management, 39 (5), 587-600.
SNOUSSI M. HAIDA S. & IMASSI (2002): Effects of the construction of dams on the Moulouya and the Sebou rivers (Morocco): Reg. Environ. Change, Vol. 3, Number 1-3 Dec. 2002, Springer-Verlag. pp 5-12.
SNOUSSI M. & TABET-AOUL E.H. -2000- Integrated Coastal Zone Management Programme: North West African Case. Ocean Coastal Management Journal 43 (2000) 1033-1045, Elsevier Science Ltd.
SNOUSSI M. & AWOSIKA L. -1998- Marine Capacity Building in North and West Africa. Marine Policy, The International Journal of Ocean Affairs, Vol. 22, n° 3, May 1998, Elsevier Science Ltd, Pergamon, Great Britain, p. 209-215

Group(s): GOOS , GOOS Regional Alliances , MON GOOS , I-GOOS (dissolved 2011)
Created: 2001-04-12 Last Updated: 2016-07-02 by Maria SNOUSSI