National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Prof. Suzan Kholeif is an oceanographer, marine geologist and ecologists. She holds a PhD in Marine Geology from Cairo University in 1999. Since 1994, she has been working as a Marine Geologist researcher, professor and consultant in National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Alexandria, Egypt. She is a published author & holds a strong track record of publications which include assessment of coastal waters, shore protection, climate and sea level changes as well as Environment Impact Assessment (EIA). She has gained skills in developing and managing both managerial and technical tasks, as is demonstrated through her work experience in the role of Director of Scientific Documentation and Media Unit at NIOF; Head of marine geology Lab and Director of NIOF, Mediterranean Branch, as well as across several national and international projects in the field of marine environment, Climate changes, Management of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Integrated Coastal Zone Management-ICZM, such as; " assess and predict changes in the Mediterranean and Black Seas ecosystems as part of the FP6 project “SESAME” (2007-2011) ); AQUAMED project (12/03/2010 -12/03/2014); Fisheries and aquaculture-Oriented Research “FORCE" (2011-2014); MEDINA “Marine Dynamic Indicators of North Africa “MEDINA” (2010-2014); Advisory Board member of current FP7 project "Fostering sustainability and uptake of research results through Networking activities in Black Sea & Mediterranean areas “IASON" (2013-214); People for Ecosystem Based Governance in Assessing Sustainable Development of Ocean and Coast “PEGASO” (2010-2013). She also acquired a solid reputation as expert and consultant in marine environment and climate change both at national and international level (eg, EU bodies, UNEP, SME companies, international environment protection organizations,..), especially in the water resources monitoring and planning in Mediterranean countries (particularly in Egypt and North Africa countries) in the last 10 years, by developing guidelines for sustainable use and innovation methodology for management of wild resources, focusing on ecological cycles of the aquatic resources in the Mediterranean.
Marine environment, Climate changes, Management of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Integrated Coastal Zone Management