Regina Folorunsho is an Assistant Director in the Marine Geology/Geophysics Department of the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research. She is a marine scientist with broad experience in coastal processes, hazards and disasters, especially in West Africa. She has over 25 years experience in coastal erosion dynamics and Met-Ocean processes and has taken part in several coastal studies, environmental impact assessments, survey cruises for several oil companies and governmental and international bodies. She is an executive member of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for Africa and a past member of management of the United Nations Joint Commission on Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM). She has published over 35 papers on coastal and marine processes.