Nick D'Adamo heads the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission office in Perth, Western Australia. He has 35 years' experience in marine science at coastal to oceanic scales, including Civil Engineering and MSc degrees from Western Australia and a PhD from New Zealand. His research covered tropical to temperate domains, at both fundamental and applied levels, focussing on processes coupling physical and biological oceanography, and in support of environmental protection and MPA establishment and management.
Nick currently manages programs concerned with links between oceanic and climatic processes, capacity building, and the facilitation of the Global Ocean Observing System focussing on the Indian Ocean, SW Pacific and adjoining oceanic regions. A major program of the Perth Office's portfolio is the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2: 2015-25), engaging constituents from over 50 countries and with relevancies also to wider inter-connecting oceans. The IIOE-2 will contribute to the recently proclaimed UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-30.