Dr. Wong Poh Poh is a Ph.D. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He completed professional courses on tourism, ecotourism, coastal zone management and disaster management, majoring international and regional involvement, including author in IPCC 3rd to 5th Assessment and SROCC (1998-2019), UNEP GEO6 Asia Pacific (2015-16), COBSEA/YEOSU Sea-level Rise and Coastal Erosion in East Asian Sea (2012-13), IGBP-LOICZ Synthesis Report: Megacities and Urban Regions on the Coast (2012), Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) (2003-05), Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) (2003-05), IGU Commission on Coastal Environment (1989-92), and ICLARM/PEMSEA (1989-90). Course Director, IOI-Thailand (2016-19).
Dr. Wong Poh Poh is a coastal geomorphologist, with an emphasis on field studies in more than 30 countries, particularly in Southeast, South and East Asia and Indian Ocean islands. Dr. Wong is internationally recognized in coastal-related studies. Interests and research extend to coastal management and tourism, climate change and sea-level rise, small islands, tsunami-impacted coasts and mangroves. His proposal on mangrove planting was a co-winner in MIT Climate CoLab Climate Change Adaptation 2014 Contest.
Dr. Wong Poh Poh is currently the Visiting Associate Professor of the School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.