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Amon Kimeli

Amon Kimeli

Amon Kimeli carries out research on sediment dynamics along the Kenyan trying to understand the biophysical conditions that control sediment deposition & accretion and their possible effects on critical habitats including mangroves. Recently he has also been generating shallow and deep-water bathymetry by processing Singlebeam data obtained from acoustic echo-sounder (EK60) installed in RV Mtafiti and satellite imagery (remote sensing). He has experience in working with some acoustic systems including MBES (Kongsberg EM2040, EM122), SBES (Knudsen 320B, Simrad EK 60) and sidescan sonar (Klein3900). He also has an interest in GIS applications and modelling of sea level rise. He is also currently a PhD student at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) GmbH at the Universität Bremen, Germany.

KMFRI Mombasa
Oceanography and Hydrography
Marine Geology (sedimentation), Marine GIS and Hydrography/Acoustics
• Sediment dynamics and the biophysical conditions that control sediment deposition & accretion. • Effects of sea level rise on sediment dynamics and subsequently on critical habitats especially mangroves • Shallow and deep-water bathymetry and general mapping of ocean floor using acoustics. • GIS and Remote Sensing applications in marine research

Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Mapping and Category A Hydrography Certification from the University of New Hampshire, Centre for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, USA.

MSc in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management from Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.

BSc in Geology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya

Peer Reviewed Journals

Kimeli, A., Thoya, P., Ngisiang'e, N., Ong'anda, H. and Magori, C. (2018). Satellite-derived bathymetry: A case study of Mombasa port channel and it's approaches. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Sciences. 17(2), 93-102.

Kosore, C., Ojwang, L., Maghanga, J., Kamau, J., Kimeli, A., Omukoto, J., Ngisiang'e, N., Mwaluma, J., Ong'anda, H., Magori, C. and Ndirui, E. (2018). Occurrence and ingestion of microplastics by zooplankton in Kenya's marine environment: first documented evidence. African Journal of Marine Science, 40(3), 225-234.

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), 2017. RV Mtafiti Cruise RVM/02/2017 Technical Report on Fish Biomass and the Environement of Kenya's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Mwaura, J. M., Umezawa, Y., Furaha, J., Kimeli, A., Kamau, J., and Aura, C. M.  (2017). Spatial variability of scleractinian coral bleaching susceptibility in 2010 El Niño–Southern Oscillation between northern and southern reefs, Kenya. Coastal Marine Science. 40, 17-27

MGL15, C., & Calder, B. R. (2015). Cruise Report. Cruise to map Leg 6 of US Atlantic Continental Margin- see "Calder, B., & Gardner, J. (2008). US Law of the sea cruise to map the foot of the slope of the Northeast US Atlantic Continental Margin: Leg 6".

Kimeli A. K. (2013). Sedimentation in response to sea level rise in the mangroves of Mwache Creek, Mombasa-Kenya: a field and modeling study (Master's thesis).


Book Chapter

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) (2018) The RV Mtafiti: Marine Research towards Food Security and Economic Development for Kenya (RV Mtafiti Book). (Eds) Njiru JM, Ruwa RK, Kimani EN, Ong’anda HO, Okemwa GM and Osore MK. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya. 102pp