Bjorn Kjerfve is Chancellor and Professor at American University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates. Past President and Professor at World Maritime University. Dean and Professor, College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. Director, Marine Science Program at University of South Carolina. Kjerfve is an oceanographer with extensive research experience in coastal, physical, and estuarine oceanography. He has published 239 research articles, chapters, and reports, including 12 books