IOI Focal Points


IOI has established 22 Focal Points particularly in countries where IOI Centres do not exist. The Focal Points have proven association with IOI, held appropriate qualification and experience and are engaged in activities relevant to the mission of IOI. They are of good standing, associated with a reputed educational, scientific or other ocean-related activity.

 

Focal points (IOI Network Nodes) provide intellectual contributions to IOI on a voluntary basis and are not expected to receive any financial support from IOI as to their nomination or work as focal points. They receive when appropriate, intellectual and moral support from IOI in promoting their own objectives, project and career prospects.

 

Their function/roles are to:

  • Promote IOI and identify opportunities for activities related to the IOI core activities and mission;
  • Propose applicants for IOI training courses;
  • Disseminate IOI Publications and IOI Newsletter;
  • Identify sources for funding in the respective region;
  • They are the IOI contact point in the respective country;
  • Activities of IOI Focal Points/Network Nodes will be bonded together by the IOI Centres;
  • Activities of IOI Focal Points/Network Nodes will principally not be funded (co-funded by IOI).

The designation of Focal Points are made preferably from the list of IOI Alumni. When deemed desirable to establish a focal point(s) in a country or region where there is an active IOI Centre, the designation of such a focal point(s) will be made in agreement with the Director of such a Centre.

 


Contact details:

Ms. Anastasia ULYANOVA                          

Astrakhan State Technical University (ASTU)

No. 16, Tatischeva Street, 4th Building, Office 306

414025 Astrakhan

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

 

E: ulyanova-anastasia(at)mail.ru

Prof. Ian S. F. JONES                                      

Director

Ocean Technology Group

University of Sydney

NSW 2006, AUSTRALIA

 

E:   ian.s.f.jones(at)hotmail.com

  • IOI China (established in February 2009)

Ms. Yu HONGRONG                                       

Director, International Office

Shanghai Maritime University

1550 Haigang Avenue, Lin Gang New Port City, Pudong

Shanghai 201306

P.R. of CHINA

 

E:  yuhr(at)shmtu.edu.cn

  • IOI Cyprus (established in November 2008)

Professor Dr. Nicholas KATHIJOTES

Academician

Cyprus University of Technology

Department of Civil Engineering

P.O. Box 50329

Limassol-Cyprus CY3603

CYPRUS

 

E:    nicholas.kathijotes(at)cut.ac.cy

  • IOI Egypt (established in March 2012)

Prof. Dr. Adel Amer REGAL                                                         

Associate Professor

Marine Environment Division

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF)

Suez Branch

P.O. Box 182

Suez, EGYPT

 

E:   aaregal@gmail.com         

Dr. Sakari KUIKKA                                                                           

Professor in Fisheries Science

Department of Environmental Sciences

P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

Fl-00014 University of Helsinki

FINLAND

 

E:  sakari.kuikka(at)helsinki.fi

  •  IOI India (a former Operational Centre; became a Focal Point in 2015)

Ms. Lata IYER                                                                                    

The Auroville Centre for Scientific Research (CSR)

CSR Office, Auroshilpam

Auroville 605 101, Tamil Nadu

INDIA

 

E:   lata@auroville.org.in

  • IOI Indonesia (a former Operational Centre; became a Focal Point in 2015)

Dr. A. Harsono SOEPARDJO, M.Eng                                         

Building A, 1st Floor         

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

University of Indonesia

Depok 16424

INDONESIA

 

E:    cms_ui(at)yahoo.com  

  • IOI Japan (a former Operational Centre; became a Focal Point in 2015)

Ms. Masako Bannai OTSUKA                                                      

INTERCOM

#4-20-14-403 Minami-Aoyama

Minato-ku, Tokyo

JAPAN 107-0062                                                                                              

 

E:    ioijapan(at)qb3.so-net.ne.jp

Ms. Alma AKHMETOVA                                                                                

Research Assistant

Center for Life Sciences

Nazarbayev University

53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave

Astana 010000

REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

 

E:   a.s.akhmetova(at)googlemail.com           

  •  IOI Kenya (a former Operational Centre; became a Focal Point in 2015)

Dr. James G. KAIRO                                                                                        

Mangrove Silviculture and Management

(Member of the International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group)

C/o Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)

P.O. Box 81651 GPO 80100

Mombasa

KENYA

 

E:   jkairo(at)kmfri.co.ke     

  • IOI Korea (established in January 2011)

Dr. Jiyeon CHOI                                                                                

Senior Researcher

Korea Maritime Institute

# 15, 1652 KBS Media Centre

Sangam-Dong, Mapo-Gu

Seoul 121-270

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

 

E:   jychoi(at)kmi.re.kr                                              

  •  IOI Lebanon (established in July 2010)

Mr. Mohamed A. ELSARJI

Jbah Street

Haret Saida

Sidon

LEBANON

 

E:  mohamedsarji(at)hotmail.com

  • IOI Malaysia (established in May 2012)

Prof.  Dr. Saleem MUSTAFA                                                        

Director

Borneo Marine Research Institute

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Jalan UMS

88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

MALAYSIA

 

E:  saleem(at)ums.edu.my    

  • IOI Pakistan (established in February 2008)

Captain Javed AFZAL

Captain Pakistan Navy

Director, National Centre of Maritime Policy Research (NCMPR)

Bahria University

Karachi Campus

13 – National Stadium Road

Karachi – 75260

PAKISTAN

 

E:   rjafzal1(at)yahoo.com 

  • IOI Philippines (established in March 2012)

Amb. Jesus Gary S. DOMINGO                

Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Office of UN and International Organizations

Department of Foreign Affairs

Pasay City, REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

 

E:   jesus.domingo@dfa.gov.ph

  • IOI Romania (a former Operational Centre; became a Focal Point in 2015)

Dr. Gabriel ION                                                                                

National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar)

23-25 Dimitrie Onciul Str.

RO-024053 Bucharest

ROMANIA

 

E:  gion(at)geoecomar.ro              

  •   IOI Singapore (established in March 2012)

Mr. Jai ACHARYA

Director – IOI Singapore (FP)                                     

545 Pasir Street 51

#01-09

SINGAPORE 510545   

                   

E:   jaiacharya(at)gmail.com

  • IOI Slovenia (a former Operational Centre; became a Focal Point in 2015)

Prof. Dr. Alenka MALEJ

Director, Marine Biology Station, Piran (MBS)

National Institute of Biology

Fornace 41, 6330 Piran

SLOVENIA

 

E:     Alenka.Malej(at)mbss.org                                        

  • IOI Turkey (established in March 2012)

Mr. Sezgin TUNCA                                                                          

Assistant Researcher

Department of Fishing and Processing Technology

Faculty of Fisheries

48000 - Kötekli-Muğla

TURKEY

 

E:   sezgin.tunca(at)gmail.com          

  • IOI Ukraine (a former Operational Centre; became a Focal Point in 2015)

Dr. Victoria N. RADCHENKO         

Ecological Initiative NGO, Blue Flag and Green Key national operator

4-ƃ, off. 85, Mayakovsky av.,

Kyiv 02225

UKRAINE

 

E:    radalpin(at)sevcable.net                             

  • IOI USA (a former Operational Centre; became a Focal Point in 2015)

Dr. Frank Edgar MULLER-KARGER                                                     

Professor, Biological Oceanography and Remote Sensing

Institute for Marine Remote Sensing

College of Marine Science

c/o University of South Florida

140 7th Ave. South, MSL 127

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

E:    carib(at)usf.edu