Senior Lecturer – Integrated Coastal Area
Management; Climate Change
BSc (UWI, Mona), MSc (Memorial University,
Newfoundland, Canada), PhD (McGill, Montreal, Canada)
Dr. Nurse’s research focuses on human impact on
coastal dynamics, integrated coastal management and the impact
of climate change on small island environments. Dr. Nurse is a member of the scientific team of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize for its contribution to global climate change research.
Prior to his appointment with CERMES, Dr. Nurse held the posts
of Director, Coastal Zone Management Unit, and Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Barbados.
He has functioned in various professional
capacities, including Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental
Oceanographic Sub-Commission for the Wider Caribbean and Member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the
Dr. Nurse’s continuous involvement in the scientific assessments of the
back to 1990. He is currently Coordinating Lead Author for the
chapter ‘Small Island States’ in the Fourth
Assessment Report, already under preparation.
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