Martin le Tissier

Title: Research Fellow
Role: Researcher
Location: University College Cork
Phone: +353 (0)21 486 4308


Martin is the Executive Director of the Future Earth Coasts core project of Future Earth. He has 25 over years’ consultancy, research and field experience in coastal management, marine spatial planning, adaptation to climate change, training and capacity-building and coral reef systems (including assessment and monitoring of natural and anthropogenic disturbances, reef restoration).


Martin coordinates the International Project Office of Future Earth Coasts with responsibility for the implementation of project activities. He is also a member of the MaREI Governance group.


Martin’s work has a strong focus on education and professional training with institutional development. He has practical experience to develop capacity building and institutional strategic responses to adaptation to climate change, coastal development and management, as well as developing and implementing participatory approaches to developing coastal resources and livelihoods. Martin is author of over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters/ editor and consultancy reports. He has worked for a wide range of international agencies (e.g. DfID UK, EU, IUCN, Netherlands Government, UNESCO, World Bank), research bodies (e.g. Royal Society, Natural Environmental Research Council, Economic and Social Sciences Research Council), and industry (e.g. Maritime Insurance industry, Dept. Trade & Industry, UK, ERM, Atkins). He has also been involved in a number of Interreg, FP6, FP7 and other EU funded programmes (e.g. SMAP, Asia Link, EU-Aid).


Further information can be found on Martin’s Linkedin Profile

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