Women that have dedicated their lives to marine sciences and to the protection of the marine environment have agreed to share their stories, and to help us understand how IOC-UNESCO can work together with them in the promotion of gender equality. Their testimonials will hopefully encourage women and girls to pursue careers in ocean science.

Francesca Benzoni
Marine biologist specialized in the ecology and integrated systematics of reef building scleractinian corals (France)

Anela Choy
Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)

Lisa Levin
Director, Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography | Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)

Ruby Moothien Pillay
Principal Research Scientist, Mauritius Oceanography Institute

Savithri (Savi) Narayanan
Dominion Hydrographer | Director General Ocean Science, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Nadia Pinardi
Associate Professor of Oceanography and Meteorology, University of Bologna | Director, Italian National Group of Operational Oceanography, Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Yunne-Jai Shin
Senior Researcher, Institut de recherche pour le développement (France) and University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Liana Talaue-McManus
Scientist of Marine Affairs, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami (USA)


For further information:

UNESCO's Priority: Gender Equality