Prof Carlos Duarte
Carlos Duarte is a world leader in biological oceanography and marine ecology and is currently a Distinguished Professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. In particular, his research in the ecology and biogeochemistry of seagrass meadows and other vegetated coastal systems eventually lead – in collaboration with different UN agencies – to the development of “Blue carbon” strategies to mitigate climate change. Carlos is the founding editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Marine Science and has published over 700 scientific papers. In 2021, Reuters ranked Carlos as the world’s 12th most influential climate scientist.