I am a Master of Science graduate and currently working as a Laboratory Technologist at the department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana. I have been involved in several research projects at the near shore and estuarine environments in Ghana involving water, sediments and biota with the use of simple to complex equipments and instruments to acquire data. I have been part of several Regional Training Courses organized by international bodies in Africa, Europe and the USA to enhance my capacity as an instructor in field sampling and laboratory analysis to students and faculty alike. I believe this shipboard training is timely, because it seeks to provide participants with a thorough insight into the fundamental principles of the changing climate and conditions of the Gulf of Guinea and would open me up to research in a broader field for my PhD. The use of modern technology for ocean environmental research would give me a better understanding on the impacts of climate change, Ocean acidification etc on the living and non-living resources of the sea. It is an opportunity to learn and apply modern ways of research through advanced technology to contribute to quality research in Ghana and the sub-region.
There is no doubt that this is a great opportunity to work with experts who have in-depth understanding and practical experience in diverse areas in oceanographic research and I am convinced participating in this shipboard project would contribute to my development as a Marine Scientist in the best way and offer me the opportunity to contribute my quota to the global oceanographic research community.