Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin is the Executive Secretary of the IOC, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO.
He is an oceanographer, marine engineer, meteorologist and climatologist. He is responsible for several mathematical models for the ocean, atmosphere, wind, waves and so on and has authored hundreds of scientific publications.
Since the 1980s, Ryabinin has been involved in the activities of the United Nations in various capacities and has contributed to the core design and coordination of such international initiatives as the Global Ocean Observing System and the World Climate Research Programme.
The current work of the IOC and Ryabinin is focused on creating a solid scientific foundation for managing the ocean sustainably, including through the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, 2021–2030.
Oceanographer, University of Ghana Regional Marine Centre
Head of the Pacific Community Center for Ocean Science, The Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji/New Caledonia
Director, German Ocean Museum, Stralsund, Germany
Ph.D. student, University of South Florida (USF) & Member of the Wayuu indigenous community
Coordinator, National Tsunami Monitoring System (SINAMOT)
Professor, National University of Costa Rica
Deputy Director-General, The Pacific Community (SPC)
Director, Tonga Meteorological Service
Director, German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Germany
Research Professor, Ocean and Resources Engineering, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
International TV and Conference Host, Germany
Senior Volcanologist, GNS Science, New Zealand
Coordinating Director, Caribbean Meteorological Organization, Headquarters Unit
Washington State Representative (Position 1, 40th Legislative District), USA
Second Vice President, WMO, and Co-Chair Joint WMO-IOC Collaborative Board
Communication Consultant, Storyteller and Development Professional, Fiji
Policy Officer, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn
Manager, Marine Life Center, Secretariat for Environment of the City Hall of Rio de Janeiro
Ph.D. Researcher, German Development Institute (DIE) & BRIN Indonesia
TV Producer and Host, FBCTV
Civil engineer and vulcanological monitoring coordinator, Hazards Monitoring Center, DOA, MARN
Director at Pacifico risk communications agency and consultant in risk communications and behavioral science
Executive Secretary, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Secretariat for the Americas, Panama
Lead Preparedness Officer, Global Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, World Food Programme
Member, Chemainus First Nation
Media consultant and journalist. President, the Pacific Environment Journalists
Head of Ocean Governance Research Group, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany
Deputy Director, International Tsunami Information Center, Caribbean Office, Puerto Rico
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