Dr. Edgardo Gomez, Ph.D.
Professor Gomez, a marine biologist, has made important contributions to the East Asian Seas Action Plan for the protection and management of the regional marine environment.
He is chairman of the Association of South East Asian Marine Scientists, an NGO he helped found in 1987 which is actively involved in the plan. Professor Gomez has served as Chairman of the Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution of IMO/FAO/UNESCO/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN/UNEP.
In the Philippines, his work on coral reef conservation is renowned