Michael Roberts
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Michael Roberts heads the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Physical and Applied Oceanography section, and is an associate Professor at DIFS. He is a leading expert on the West Indian Ocean oceanography especially with in situ ocean monitoring networks in collaboration with the USA, Netherlands, ASCLME, regional partners, France, Germany and South Africa.. He is currently  involved in the consolidation of existing and new local, regional and international projects in the WIO into a long-term, large regional programme which will form part of the newly established International Indian Ocean Expedition – phase 2 (IIOE-2). This will officially run between 2015-20.