Charles Kosore


• Research in marine environmental analytical chemistry involving the evaluation of the marine and coastal environmental pollution/contamination, particularly in environmental matrices such as water, sediments/sludge and biota to investigate contamination by heavy metals, organic compounds as well as monitoring nutrient dynamics using chemical and instrumental methods.
• Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) steering committee member, which comprise membership from government agencies, industrial sector and NGOs
• Master of Science in Quality in Analytical Chemistry,
• Higher Diploma Analytical Chemistry,
• Training course on Biomonitoring and Trend Assessment, including Legislation/Regulation Requirements: Use of Biota and Sediments,
• Trained ISO Internal Quality Auditing Course
• Training course organized by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) on the principles of ICZM policy development, planning process in ICZM and monitoring and indicators in ICZM
• Training on scientific writing and grant application
• Training on GC-MS: Hands-on Approach to Contemporary Mixture Analysis Technique
• Training on nutrient fluxes between sediments and overlying waters in a mangrove ecosystem
• training course on the analysis of organochlorinated pesticides and petroleum hydrocarbons in marine sediments, water and biota by gas chromatography
• A member of Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN), Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA).
• My major participation in research groups and projects was realized in the just concluded Kenya Coast Development Project (KCDP), in which my group was in charge of the marine biodiversity under the natural resource management (NRM) component, famously referred to as component 2. I was in charge of water quality thematic area, where I coordinated sampling, analyses and reporting of findings. In the overall, I also coordinated the compilation of all research technical reports for the component, during which we developed quite a number of reports for the project and KMFRI in general.
• Supervised three bachelors of technology in analytical chemistry (BTAC) students for their final dissertations. Another three students on industrial attachment at KMFRI.
• Recognized by KMFRI board of management and promoted to the position of Research Officer I.
• Recent grant (MARG II amount of $6000)received from WIOMSA July 2016 is for the project is entitled, “ Heavy Metal Speciation in Sediments and Accumulation in Fish Tissues in Kilindini-Port Reitz Creek System, Mombasa, Kenya”. The grant enabled me to travel to the University of Cadiz, Spain for further analysis of samples.
• C.M. Kosore, M.D. Galindo-Riano and M. D?´az-de-Alba., Assessing trace-element mobility in Algeciras Bay (Spain) sediments by acid and complexing screening. Arabian Journal of Chemistry (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.06.041 (ARTICLE IN PRESS).
• Joseph Kamau, Jane Catherine Ngila, Bernard Kirui, Stephen Mwangi, Charles Mitto Kosore, Veronica Wanjeri and Sturky Okumu, (2015). Spatial variability of the rate of organic carbon mineralization I a sewage impacted forest, Mikindani, Kenya, J. Soils Sediments, 15:2466–2475.
• Wanjeri, V.O, Okuku, E.O, Ohowa, B.O, Kosore, M.C. and Ongore, C.O., (2013). An insight into ecotoxicological significance of PAHs contamination in selected Kenyan estuaries, Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources, Vol. 2 (5), pp. 157 – 166.
• M. Díaz-de Alba, M.D. Galindo-Riaño, M.J. Casanueva-Marenco, M. García-Vargas, C.M. Kosore, (2011). Assessment of the metal pollution, potential toxicity and speciation of sediment from Algeciras Bay (South of Spain) using chemometric tools, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 190, 177–187.
I have received admission at Pwani University to read for the PhD Chemistry (environmental analytical chemistry option).

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Charles Kosore
Oceanography and Hydrography
Water quality


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