Prof Jamaluddin Jompa

Advisor for Marine Ecology to the Minister of Marine and Fishery

Republic of Indonesia

Jamaluddin Jompa is a Professor in Marine Ecology at Hasanuddin University,  with research experience in coral reef biology and work with coastal communities. He is currently an advisor to Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

He has written a number of international publications and books from collaboration with international researchers and organisations. He obtained his doctoral degree from James Cook University in Australia and master degree from McMaster University in Canada. Professor Jompa also currently serves as the Dean of Graduate School of Hasanuddin University, and the Chairman of Center of Excellence for Marine Resilience and Sustainable Development.

During his career, Professor Jompa has held a number of strategic positions, such as; Director of Research and Development Center for Marine, Coastal and Small Islands of Hasanuddin University, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Group for the National Coordinating Committee of Coral Triangle Initiative, Board Member of Coral Triangle Center, Member of the National Commission on Fisheries Stock Assessment, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, and he served as the first President of the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences. He also holds the title for the Pew Fellows for Marine Conservation Project 2019, granted by The Pew Charitable Trusts.