Focus Area 4

Coastal Ocean and Human Health

The mandate of Focus Group 4 is to provide a strategic vision, direction, and coordination for a programme of work that will transform our understanding of the interconnectivity and multiscale interactions of the health of the coastal ocean and human health (physical, mental and social well-being), from local to global scales. This should be considered under different climate change scenarios that will affect the oceans and, therefore, it will have an effect on these interactions.

Expert members 

Membership will be kept under review and may evolve/change as the core projects progress. 

Angel Borjaco-Lead
AZTI, SPAIN

Edem Mahu – co-Lead
University of Ghana, GHANA

Ilana Berman-Frank – co-Lead
University of Haifa, ISRAEL

Lora Fleming – Expert
European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Exeter University, UNITED KINGDOM

Matthew White – Expert
University of Vienna, AUSTRIA

Lauren Rabbottini – Expert
Global Health Programme, Boston College, USA

Lota A. Creencia – Expert
Philippines University, PHILIPPINES

Hong Ching Goh – Expert
University of Malaya, MALAYSIA

Helena Dolo-Gabriele – Expert
University of Miami, USA

María C. Uyarra – Expert
AZTI, SPAIN

Mireia Gascon – Expert
ISGlobal, SPAIN

Benjamin Botwe – Expert
University of Ghana, GHANA