Experts' profiles - Alexander Tkalin
Alexander Tkalin
Alexander Tkalin is Coordinator of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP) and is based in Toyama, Japan. NOWPAP is a part of the UNEP Regional Seas Programme and its members are Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation. Alexander has been involved in preparation and implementation of NOWPAP since 1991, first as a national expert and IOC UNESCO consultant and then (from 2004) as Coordinator.

Since 1987, after getting his PhD degree in environmental conservation from the State Oceanographic Institute in Moscow (Russia), Alexander has designed and implemented a few international multidisciplinary projects and led several joint expeditions in the NW Pacific and its marginal seas with specialists from Peoples Republic of China, DPRK, Japan, Republic of Korea, Vietnam and USA. His personal research interests were related to marine environment pollution by petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons, trace metals and radionuclides. He has published more than 30 articles with the results of his studies in international journals.

From 1994 to 2000, Alexander has been a member of Coordinating Committee of NEAR-GOOS (North East Asia Regional - Global Ocean Observing System). From 1995 to 2004, he has served as a member of Marine Environment Quality Committee of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES).
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