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Project Officers


Cyprien Bosserelle

Coastal Oceanographer

Dr. Bosserelle is an experienced coastal oceanographer. He completed his PhD on analysing the wave climate in the Southern Ocean and the role waves play on the morphology of reef fronted beaches at the University of Western Australia in 2013. He is now working with the Pacific Community (PC) on the Changing Waves and Coasta of the Pacific project aiming to define the nearshore wave climate in the Pacific and its impact on the coast.


Jens Krüger

Manager, Ocean and Coastal Geoscience

Jens is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific and has over 15 years of experience in marine surveys, coastal geoscience and project management. He has participated as a team member and as project manager in some 30 projects in over 20 countries. His major interest is in the interactions between coastal management, coastal hazards and community resilience. Jens is an author and co-author on over 75 publications including maps, technical reports, journal articles and book chapters. Since 2014 he is the Head of the Ocean and Coastal Geoscience Sector at the Pacific Community (SPC), based in Suva, Fiji.


Deepika Lal

Senior Technical Officer

Deepika joined this project in April 2015 as the Technical Assistant. She has graduated with a Masters in Natural Resources and Environment Management (NREM) from the University of Hawaii in December 2014. She aims to work on more projects in the Pacific region such as WACOP which improve understanding on the impacts of climate change on various sectors. Deepika enjoys the outdoors and loves adventure.

Project Partners

Susanne Pohler

Lecturer - School of Marine studies, University of the South Pacific


Johan Reyns

Lecturer / Researcher in Coastal Morphodynamics, UNESCO-IHE


Prof. Dano Roelvink

Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Development, UNESCO-IHE


Project Associates

Prof. Paul Kench

Head of School, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland


Eddie Beetham

Research Assistant, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland


Dr. Mark Hemer

Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO


Dr. Ron Hoeke

Littoral Oceanographer, CSIRO


Supporting Staff

Herve Damlamian

Senior Specialist, Oceanography, SPC

Salesh Kumar

Hydrographic Surveyor, SPC

Andrick Lal

Project Officer, Surveying, SPC

Zulfikar Begg

Senior Technical Assistant, Oceanography, SPC


Pacific Community Geoscience Division

Mailing address

SPC Geoscience Division (GSD)

Private Mail bag, GPO

Suva, Fiji Islands

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Physical address

241 Mead Road, Nabua

Suva, Fiji Islands


Tel: +679 338 1377

Fax: +679 337 0040

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