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Fadhili Malesa

GEBCO Scholar - Tanzania
Office 160

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

603.862.4425 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)

Fadhili Malesa is a Tanzanian Marine Scientist. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries from the University of Dar es Salaam in 2017. In 2018, he was awarded a Master's Scholarship by the government of Sweden under the Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) funded- Bilateral Marine Science Program (BMSP) to study at the Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam. He has been working at the Aqua-Farm Organization (AFO) from 2016 to 2020 before he joined the University of Dar es Salaam. Currently, he works as an Assistant Lecturer at the School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology. He participated in several offshore oceanographic cruises including the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) research cruise on board the SA Agulhas II organized by the Republic of South Africa around the Western Indian Ocean region for survey sample collection and data analysis. Moreover, he has been mapping ocean productivity and potential areas for mariculture along the coast of Tanzania. This experience drove him to be more interested in ocean mapping activities. Fadhili would like to understand the field of ocean mapping, and software for ocean mapping which is crucial for his future Ph.D. research career in Oceanography. After completing the Nippon Foundation/GEBCO training program at the University of New Hampshire, United State of America, he will fill the gap in his University as currently it lacks experts in ocean mapping and productivity modeling. Moreover, he would add value to the ongoing marine spatial planning project in Tanzania.