1. Technical Advice, Applied Research, and Teaching
Over the past thirty years I have provided technical and management advice on a wide range of resource development and environmental management issues. The majority of my work has been associated with resources development and management in developing countries, including project formulation, development, monitoring and evaluation; applied research; and training. This work has been undertaken for: the United Nations Agencies (World Bank, UNFAO, UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO), the World Conservation Union (IUCN), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International Council for Exploration of the Seas (ICES), international aid agencies, and private consulting firms.
During 1999-2000 I undertook a major assessment of arrangements for achieving sectoral and territorial integration used by Member States for the European Union Integrated Coastal Zone Management Programme. I just completed an assignment as a consultant to BP for spatial and economic planning, environmental impact assessment, coastal management, and the empowerment of local businesses for the development of a major LNG project in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. I currently acting as an advisor to the Shannon Development Corporation for integrated coastal management of the Shannon estuary, Ireland.
Examples of consulting and technical advisory assignments:
World Bank, STAP reviews of GEF proposal for investment in conservation of biological diversity and natural resources management. Examples include: Wetland in Pakistan, Ramsar Wetlands in Benin, seagrass and marine ecosystem management in Tunisia
British Petroleum, member International Peer Review Panel for the Environmental Impact Assessment and regional economic and spatial planning and management for the development of a major new LNG facility in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, March 2001 to January 2003
Scottish Coastal Forum, Analysis and report on lessons learned from initiatives in Integrated Coastal Management in Scotland, January-Februay 2001
UNDP, Project evaluation Capacity Building for Integrated Coastal Management in Northern South China Sea, CPR/96/319/A/01/99, China, November-Dec 2000
Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Feasibility assessment of the current state of management of the Wadden Sea to allow it to be accepted as a World Heritage Site, July 2000
SECAM, Training for Integrated Coastal Management in the Seychelles and South Africa, March-June 2000
Ministry of Environment and Forests, India, British Council-DFID, Chairman for the Workshop on Strategy for Sustainable Development in the Coastal Area 1-3 November, 1999 at New Delhi
World Bank, Supervision of the Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Project (COREMAP), periodic visits to Indonesia from February 1999 - on-going
Government of South Africa-DFID, Technical support for project preparation for the second phase of the Coastal Management Policy Programme for South Africa, October-December 1999
Local Government Association of England and Wales, Formulation of a Consultation Document setting out the coastal management issues of concern to local government and a proposed Strategy to promote integrated policies and investment for coastal management for England and Wales