Dr. Voranop Viyakarn
Dr. Voranop Viyakarn received his Ph.D. in Fisheries Science at Tokyo University of Fisheries, Japan. He is currently an associate professor and head of the Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. His research interest include conservation and restoration of marine ecosystems and the impact of climate change and marine debris in both tropical and polar regions.
He is considered to be Thailand’s first scientist to go to Antarctica with the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 2004. Later, in 2018, he is considered to be one of the 2 Thai scientists who conquer diving in both north and south poles. In addition, he is one of Thai researchers who first succeed in coral restoration using sexual propagation technique in Thailand. His research work on Arctic-Antarctica and coral reefs has been well known and has inspired Thai and young people on the value of polar and coral reef ecosystems.