Emeritus Professor, Jeju National University
He is currently working as a Director of Asia Climate Change Education Center and Acting Director of Jeju Secretariat, UNESCO World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves. He is also serving an Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sociology at Jeju National University, South Korea. He had completed his PhD in Environmental Sociology from The University of Queensland, Australia and BA and MA in Sociology from Korea University, South Korea
He was professor at Jeju National University, South Korea (March 1981 – February 2012); President, Asia-Pacific Sociological Association; Teaching Professor at The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and commissioner, Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development of the Republic of Korea. He has 13 books including Environmental Sociology and 60 academic research papers in domestic and international journals along with Unpublished Research Projects since 2000: 15 environment-related project funded by domestic and international organizations
Institute of Natural Resources and Territorial Planning, Oviedo University
He had completed Doctorate of Science in Geology (1983) from Oviedo University. He is full professor since 1985 and Director of INDUROT (Institute of Natural Resources and Territorial Planning), Oviedo University, in three periods: 1986 to 1993, 2001 to 2004 and from 2013 to the present. He has Teaching experience in the Degrees of Geology, Biology and Geological Engineering and in the Masters in Geological Resources and Geological Engineering, in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems and Civil Engineering, along with Director of 8 doctoral Theses.
He has harticipated in more than 170 research projects and agreements with administrations and companies, in 115 of them as Principal Researcher. He has more of 200 scientific publications: 50 in scientific journals, 11 books, 50 book chapters and 92 conference proceedings. 22 contributions to international congresses and 20 to national congresses. He was general Director of Natural Resources of the Principality of Asturias Government (1993-1995) and President of the Northern Hydrographic Confederation (2004-2008) and President of the Cantabrian Hydrographic Confederation (2008-2012). He was also a president of the company “Waters of the Northern Basins” (2004-2012) and Coordinator of the National Floods Commission, Ministry of Environment of Spain (2005-12).
Italian National Research Council. Italy
Maurizio Azzaro works at the Italian National Research Council - CNR (Institute of Polar Sciences– ISP) and Head of the Institute of Polar Sciences in the section of Messina (Italy). He is among the experts of the Enlarged Working Group (GLA) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) for Antarctic issues. He is a member of the "Antarctic Interlaboratory System" Management Committee (SIA) of the Italian National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA). Member of the Pool of Experts of United Nations (UN) for Global Reporting and Assessment of the state of the Marine Environment, including socio-economic aspects (World Ocean Assessment II). He was member of the Italian MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) delegation at SCAR 2016 (The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) - for the Marine Biology.
CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Jose Antonio Lopez Saez was a graduate in Biology specialist in Botany, Phytochemistry and Palynology, from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1989. Doctorate (PhD) in Biology in 1994. He spent two years of post-doctoral research at the Utrecht University (Holland) and at the Laboratoire de Palynologie-Cépam (CNRS, Sophia- Antipolis, France) between 1996 and 1997. Between 1998 to the present he worked as an archaeobotanist at the Laboratorio de Arqueobiología at the CSIC (Madrid). He have been involved in many research projects across Europe (France, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Spain, Italy, Russia, Gibraltar), Northern Africa (Morocco), Asia (Oman, Syria) and Central and South America (Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil) working on aspects related to prehistoric plant use, anthropisation dynamics and the origin of agriculture. He have also carried out various palaeoecological projects focusing on climatic change and cultural response.
President of Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) and Council Member for WMO Region II, International Forum of Met Societies (IFMS)
Dr. Sushil Kumar Dash is currently the President of Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) and Council Member for WMO Region II,
in the International Forum of Met Societies (IFMS). Formerly he was Professor and Head of the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD). At present he is engaged in his R&D activities in IITD as part of the DST Centre of Excellence in Climate Modelling and three more important projects. In his 47 years of experience in teaching and research, Prof. Dash has successfully supervised 18 Ph.D. and 16 Post Graduate students, published more than 130 papers in journals of repute, written one book and edited three books related to Climate Change. Prof. Dash is Fellow of the Royal Met Society and that of the IMS. He was also a Senior Associate of the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy over a period of 14yrs. In addition he is Life Member and Member of a number of international bodies such as the American Meteorological Society and the National Academy of Sciences, India. Currently, Prof. Dash is the Chief Editor of the journal VayuMandal (Bulletin of the Indian Meteorological Society), one of the Members in the Editorial Board of Nature: Scientific Reports and one of the Associate Editors in Current World Environment.
Professor of Georgian Technical University
Prof., Dr. of Sc. Kartlos Joseph Kachiashvili is Professor of Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems and Senior Scientific Worker of the I. Vekua Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia) as well as Senior Scientific Worker of N. Muskhelishvili Institute of Computational Mathematics of Georgian Technical University. He was working in many scientific research institutes and universities in Georgia, Russia and Pakistan on the positions: engineer, scientific worker, Head of Laboratory, Head of Department, Director of National Center, Professor, Rector of Institute. He has 218 scientific papers published in various esteemed reputable International Journals. He is a Member of Various Professional Bodies and Editorial Boards of international scientific journals. He published seven monographs and three text-books in Georgia, Ukraine, USA and Indonesia. He has received many prestigious awards and rewards. His research interests are: Mathematical Statistics, Data Analysis (Environmental, Agricultural, Medical), Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, New Computer Technologies Development, System Analysis (Environmental Water Pollution), Computing Mathematics.