• Plenary Talk
  • 13:30 | June 6, 2018
  • Cebu Grand Ballroom


Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries
Hasanuddin University

Prof. Jamaluddin Jompa received his PhD at the James Cook University, Australia in 2001. He also graduated from McMaster University, Canada for his master degree in 1996. He is a senior lecturer and formerly serves as Dean of Faculty of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, Hasanuddin University (2013-2017). In the last few years, he also has been involved in various programs of the Indonesian Academy of Science (AIPI); including chairing the study committee of Indonesian Science Agenda and now serving as the President of Indonesian Young Academy of Science (ALMI). From 2004-2013, he served as director of Research and Development Center for Marine, Coasts, and Small Islands, Unhas. His researches have expanded from aquaculture to marine biology, marine ecology, coral reef biology, reef bio-prospecting, and more recently on coral reef ecology and coastal management. His current research projects are coral reef health and marine protected area. He has published about 70 journals/books; the majority of them are international publications. In other professional societies, Jamal is also active in several organizations including serving as the Secretary General of Indonesian Coral Reef Society, Chairman of South Sulawesi Sea Partnership Program, President of Association of Diving School International-Indonesia, member of National Fisheries Stock Assessment, etc.

In 2007, in addition to his ongoing duties at UnHas, Jamal was seconded to the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia to assist in managing and directing the national Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program Phase II (COREMAP-II). This was one of the largest coral reef management projects in the world in terms of area, finance, and project length. Jamal served as Executive Secretary of this very challenging project and successfully brought the project to a successful completion in December 2011. Jamal is now the Chairman of Center of Excellent on Marine Resilience and Sustainable Development (MaRSAVE) at Unhas, MarSAVE welcomes any parties/individuals to collaborate in education, training, research, and development to save our ocean!