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Robert Runya, (PhD Researcher)

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A marine ecologist by background, currently working in supporting scientific efforts to standardize & enhance remote sensing methods for the acquisition, processing and validation of Multibeam Echosounder backscatter data for monitoring benthic habitats (e.g biogenic cold watre reefs) over a range of spatial scales. These tools provide valuable and reliable scientific information to support evidence-based management of marine protected areas and their associated biodiversity values. I also have worked previously in promoting participatory approaches, tools and creation of strategic partnerships in support of sustainable natural resources management, environmental policy and marine conservation. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Ghent University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

15 Sep 201415 Sep 2016

Award Date: 15 Sep 2016

Bachelor, Egerton University

15 Aug 200830 Apr 2012

Award Date: 21 Dec 2012


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