Miss Salima Hamada is the country coordinator of WIO-ECSN for the Comoros. Environment and climate change specialist at the Environment and Forestry Department in the service of climate change. She holds a BA in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of the Comoros, a BA in Geographic Information System from the University of Perpignant in France and a Master of Environment Sciences Ecology and Coastal Dynamics at the University of La Rochelle in France. She worked as an intern at the Coastal and Environment Institute within the Coastal Physical Dynamics team in 2012 where she worked on the analysis of spatial data for the evaluation of coastal dynamics. She participated in research work on the contribution of climate change to the hazards of erosion and submersion on the coast of the Comoros archipelago, on the island of Grande-Comore in 2018 and to the international Indian Ocean maritime expedition in 2018 within the physical oceanography team.
She also works with communities living in coastal areas through the NGO Platform Woman Sustainable Development and Food Security (PFDDSA). She brings her expertise to the development and implementation of projects aimed at restoring and ensuring sustainable management of coastal areas with neighboring communities. During her tenure, Miss S. Hamada plans to raise awareness of WIO-ECSN to early career scientists and marine science students from the Comoros. As a reminder that the WIO-ECSN is a well-established network with strong relationships and many opportunities that can promote our skills and develop our capacities.
The WIO-ECSN is a platform that can help students find a better direction in the marine science field they wish to pursue so that they know what they are getting into. Because passion and perseverance are the keys to success.
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