Prof. AFFIAN K., completed his graduation (Doctorat 3° Cycle) in Marine geology, at Bordeaux 1 University (France). Later he majored (PhD) in Remote sensing applied to oceanography at Cocody University (Cote d’Ivoire) and Nantes University (France). He started his academic career as an associate researcher in the Department of Marine geology, at the National Center of Oceanology of Abidjan in the year 1988.
Dr. Suzan Mohamed El-Gharabawy is the Head of the Marine Geophysics Department at the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries in Egypt. She is the director of the Technology Innovation Commercialization Office (NIOF-TICO) and Entrepreneurship Club. She is the Focal point of the UN-ISA project for promoting women empowerment and leadership in marine scientific research through enhancement of their role and participation in deep-sea research.