Two scientists from The University of the West Indies (UWI), professors Terrence Forrester and Michelle Mycoo have recently been appointed to the International Science Council (ISC).
In an announcement made by the ISC this month, the two were named among eight distinguished scientists selected from around the world who will comprise a Small Island Development States (SIDS) Liaison Committee.
According to the ISC, the committee will advise on strategic matters, such as mobilizing input from the SIDS scientific community for the UN Decade of Ocean Science in Sustainable Development.
The members are also expected to bring other matters to the attention of the ISC so that representation of the SIDS scientific community is strengthened across the Council’s activities.
Professor Terrence Forrester is currently chief scientist for UWI SODECO (Solutions for Developing Countries) and a professor of Experimental Medicine in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UWI, Mona Campus. As a clinical scientist with a longstanding interest in cardiovascular disease — primarily hypertension — he is renowned for his work in, and dedication to, tropical medical research.
Mycoo is a professor of urban and regional planning at the UWI’s St. Augustine campus. As an urban planning expert, her work, recognized regionally and internationally, is dedicated to pivotal inter-related issues such as land use planning, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water management and integrated coastal zone planning.