Jackson - Coastal & Environmental Management - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Lynn Jackson

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Coastal & Environmental Management

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History


Coastal & Environmental Consulting

From July 2007

Programme Coordinator/Director

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)

June 2003 - July 2007

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP): responsible for:
i) Establishing the GISP offices, managing staff, budget, and funding contracts;
ii) Development of funding proposals for GISP core funds (provided by the World Bank,
government of South Africa, and SIDA (via Swedbio)) as well as a variety of projects, including a GEF-UNEP-GISP Capacity-building and Awareness-raising project on invasive species
management involving Chile, Costa Rica, Senegal, Tanzania and Vietnam).
iii) Provision of technical support to relevant projects in developing countries (eg. Seychelles,
African Barriers Project, Globallast).
iv) Development and delivery of a number of training courses on various aspects of invasive
species management;
v) Development of various publications, including technical manuals, awareness-raising
books/booklets, brochures and a newsletter;
vi) Liaising with GISP partners, including the World Bank, and, in particular, developing closer
links with various United Nations bodies (FAO, IMO, UNDP and UNEP).
vii) Representing GISP at international fora eg. the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Marine Pollution Division


January 1980 - May 2003

During the time at SFRI/MCM responsibilities included:
i) Research on biological effects of marine pollution;
ii) Development and implementation of various marine pollution management techniques: for example sensitivity mapping and oil spill contingency planning. Involved in the production of the Coastal Sensitivity Atlas of Southern Africa in 1984, and Coastal Oil Spill Contingency
Plans in 1986;
iii) Coordination of the environmental response to numerous oil spills;
iv) The administration of the London Convention in South Africa including the hosting of a meeting of the Scientific Group of that Convention;
v) The provision of advice to other Departments (DWAF, DME, DoT) on various aspects of marine pollution management;

Research Officer

Oceanographic Research Institute

June 1974 - April 1976

Durban. Research on rocky shore ecology, sandy beach macrofauna, subtidal reefs.

Teaching assistant and then Junior Lecturer, Zoology Dept., University of Natal


January 1973 - May 1974

Qualifications & Certifications

Marine Law

University of Cape Town

Marine Science

University of South Carolina


University of Natal


University of Cape Town

Botany & Zoology

University of Natal

St. Annes Diocesan College

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