Welcome to Prof. Salif Diop website

Salif Diop is a Professor of University. He is a water expert with broad experience in various aspects of scientific assessment of freshwater, coastal and marine resources and coastal oceanography as well as in areas related to the management and sustainable development of the environment. Prof. S. Diop has worked as Chief Technical Advicer of a UNDP/UNESCO project on capacity development on marine sciences in Africa and as senior staff member in UNEP, Scientific Assessment Branch - Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) in Nairobi,

Salif Diop holds a 3rd Cycle Doctorate at the University Louis Pasteur / Strasbourg / France he defended in 1978 and a Doctorat D'Etat that he defended in the Same University in 1986.

He spent a sabbatical year - between 1986 and 1987 - in his capacity as Senior Fulbright Scholar at RSMAS (Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) University of Miami / USA - Division of Biological Sciences and Living Resources.  

S. Diop is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and Techniques of Senegal (ANSTS), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Sciences in the Developing Countries (TWAS). Recently, Prof. S. Diop has been elected for three years, in May 2020 as AAS Vice-President for West Africa region.

Jean Claude Sainlos- International Maritime Organization

Jean-Claude Sainlos, International Maritime Organisation, outlined how various IMO conventions can strengthen the protection of specific ecosystems.

Holger Martinsen, Argentina

Holger Martinsen, Argentina, highlighted that CCAMLR must not be viewed in isolation from a greater institutional framework.

Salif Diop, UNEP

Salif Diop, UNEP, called for better harmonization of ocean-related strategies within the UN system, suggesting UN Oceans as a coordinating body.

Thursday, 15 June


Patricio Bernal, UN-Oceans

Patricio Bernal, UN-Oceans, outlined UN-Oceans' work in 2005 and 2006, highlighting the UN-Oceans Task Force on Post-Tsunami Response and collaboration for the creation of an early warning system in the Indian Ocean.

Salif Diop, UNEP

Salif Diop, UNEP, reported on the first meeting of the Ad Hoc Steering Group for the "Assessment of Assessments" of the GMA, which took place in New York prior to UNICPOLOS-7.

The David Suzuki Foundation

The David Suzuki Foundation, on behalf of several NGOs, noted that ecosystem approaches should not only involve fisheries but all sectors.

 Friday, 16 June 2006 – NY – UN Headquarters - Side Event: UNEP Ecosystem Report Launches

UNEP hosts Delegates for lunchtime side events

UNEP invited delegates to a lunchtime side event for the launch of two new reports: "Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Deep Waters and High Seas" by UNEP and IUCN - the World Conservation Union, and "Marine and Coastal Ecosystems and Human Well-Being," a synthesis report based on the findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.