South Africa

Current job title: 
Program Manager
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Shannon Hampton is the Programme Manager at IOI-SA. She coordinates the IOI-SA Course in Ocean Governance for Africa that runs annually. She is passionate about responsible fisheries practice and helped initiate the IOI-SA’s Small-scale fisheries work in 2016. She completed her PhD in a multidisciplinary study on small pelagic fish stock structure at the University of Cape Town. Her MSc, also at UCT, investigated the impact of flipper bands on African Penguins while her BSc (Hons) projects focused on inter-tidal invasive species.

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Scientist (Geospatial): Oceans Research
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Manager and Oceanographer
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Since 2007 I have been the manager and principle oceanographer at the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) node for marine offshore systems. I conceived the node and have grown it to a thriving, internationally recognised diverse team of multi-disciplinary scientists, technicians, students and project managers.

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Professor
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I have been involved in African fisheries for 33 years, first as a commercial fisherman, then as a Principal Oceanographer in a government institution in South Africa, for the last 23 years a member of Rhodes University, South Africa, and as Head of Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science between 2010 and 2020. I have experience in project procurement and in monitoring and evaluation, responsible for more than 90 projects in 201.

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Researcher
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I specialise in the physical dynamics of estuaries; estuarine condition assessments; environmental flow requirements; climate change impacts on estuaries; and estuary management and policy. I am part of a core team that developed environmental flow requirements technologies for South Africa, e.g. Version 1, 2 and 3 of the eflows methods for estuaries. I have been involved in over 40 freshwater flow requirement (EFR) studies on estuaries in Southern Africa as project leader  or hydrodynamics / physical process specialist.

Current job title: 
Deputy Chief Education Specialist in Maritime Studies
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Subject planner for Maritime Economics and Nautical Sciences.

Current job title: 
Principal Researcher
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I have been working in the field of Marine Water Quality and Estuarine Management for more than 30 years. 

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Control Environmental Officer: Marine Spatial Planning
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Extensive experience in ocean governance and policy development with recent contribution in the development of the South African Marine Spatial Act  and the coordination of the Marine Spatial Planning process.

Current job title: 
IUCN, ESARO Regional Water Programme
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He is the IUCN Regional Technical Coordinator (Interim). His roles include: Programme development, resource mobilisation, strategic planning and project implementation

 

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