Carl Gustaf Lundin

Director, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme

Carl Gustaf LundinExpertise: marine protected areas, conservation of ecosystems and endangered marine species, sustainable fisheries management, climate change effects on marine resources, ocean governance, offshore marine energy, marine invasive species, polar issues, coastal Livelihoods, coastal carbon sequestration, oil spills, marine industries, pollution, marine policy

Language: English, Swedish, French, Spanish, German
Location: Gland, Switzerland

Fil. Lic. Carl Gustaf Lundin is Director if IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme. His primary responsibility is to develop the programme in four areas: global coastal issues, high seas, climate change/nature-based solutions and working with marine- and coastal-based industries.

Before joining IUCN Carl worked with the World Bank for more than 12 years. His primary focus was coastal and marine management issues in several regions including Argentina, China, Eritrea, Indonesia, Mexico, Mesoamerica, Seychelles, Uruguay.

Carl has a Bachelors degree in Biology from Uppsala University in his native Sweden, and a Licentiate in Philosophy, Natural Resources Management, from Stockholm University.

François Simard

Deputy Director and Senior Advisor for Fisheries, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme

François SimardExpertise: fisheries, marine sustainability, Marine Protected Areas, ocean governance, aquaculture.

Location: Gland, Switzerland
Language: French, English, Spanish, Japanese

François Simard is Deputy Director and Senior Advisor for Fisheries at the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme. He works on a broad range of issues including marine protected areas, governance, fisheries and aquaculture.

After completing his master degree in marine ecology and aquaculture, François moved to Japan where he worked as a guest researcher at the Tokyo University of Fisheries. He has travelled extensively around Japan and East Asia, studying small‐scale traditional fisheries and their management. Having moved back to Europe, he has worked with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco as deputy director for 12 years. Member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas from the late 1980s, he started working with the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation as Marine Programme Coordinator in March 2003, and moved to IUCN Headquarters in 2009 to take up his current position.

Dan Laffoley

Principal Advisor on Marine Science and Conservation, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme

Dan LaffoleyExpertise: ocean conservation, coastal carbon sinks, climate change and ocean acidification.

Location: Peterborough, UK
Language: English

Dan Laffoley is Principal Advisor on Marine Science and Conservation for IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme and also acts as Marine Vice-Chair for the World Commission on Protected Areas. He is a leading global expert on ocean conservation.  He has a place on the Boards and Councils of many UK leading marine science organisations and acts as an independent advisor to the UK Government on marine science. Through his work, Dan provides knowledge, innovation and leadership on new ways for delivering marine conservation which lever greater action and attention for the ocean. His proven track record involves working with leading scientists to create initiatives that bring new knowledge into policy on issues such as coastal carbon sinks, climate change and ocean acidification.


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