Charles Magori


• I am the Assistant Director in charge of Oceanography and Hydrography Department at
KMFRI under the newly established Research Directorate on Oceans and Coastal
Systems (OCS).
• I am the Scientist in charge of sea level monitoring in Kenya responsible for producing
tide tables for the ports of Mombasa and Lamu. I am also involved in quality control of
sea level data, analysis and as well as data archiving and documentation.
• I am also the GLOSS Regional Coordinator for Western Indian Ocean region. My
responsibilities are coordinating sea level monitoring and related activities in the WIO
Region and also assisting in the development of GLOSS AFRICA web page.
I spearheaded the sea level component in the GOOS-AFRICA project proposal that aimed
to establish a Regional Ocean Observing and Forecasting System for Africa (ROOFSAFRICA).
I have been involved in Environmental Impact Assessment Studies for (i) Dredging
Kilindini Channel, (ii) Establishment of Experimental/Demonstrational Seaweed Farms
in South Coast, Kenya (iii) Phase One of Lamu Port Construction and (iv) Feasibility
study for Offshore Oil Offloading Jetty at Dongo Kundu.
• I was one of the lead Scientists in two regional research project on “Resilience and
Adaptation of Mangroves and Dependent Communities in the WIO Region to the Impacts
of Climate Change” and “Shoreline Changes in Kenya and Tanzania, Their Socio
Economic Impacts and Mitigation Options”. Both projects were funded by Marine
Science for Management (MASMA) grant of WIOMSA.
From 2009 to 2013, I was the national Cruise Coordinator for Kenya in the GEF–UNDP
funded Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) research
• I am currently one of the Scientists in Charge of KMFRI Research Vessel R.V. Mtafiti.
• Group of Experts (GE) on Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS).
• Group of Experts for WIO Region Participation in the Second International Indian
Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2).
• Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA).
• Indian Ocean Panel (IOP)
• 2000- 2004: Ph.D. (Applied Science): Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
• 1995-1997 : M.Sc. (Physical Oceanography) : University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
• 1989-1992 : B.Sc. ( Mathematics ): Kenyatta University, Kenya.
• 1983-1988 : (Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education): Dagoretti High School.
• Shaghudhe Y., Mburu W., Arthurton R., Dubi A., Gachuiri S., Magori C., Kangwe J.,
Msuya F., Mwaipopo R., Nyandwi N., Ochiewo J., Ong'anda H., Mtui R., Sanga I.,
Shalli M., & Uku J. (2015): Shoreline Change in Tanzania and Kenya: Manual for
Assessment and Design of Mitigation Strategies. WIOMSA Book Series No. 16.
Zanzibar: WIOMSA xii + 85. 2015.
• Magori C. (2015): Characterization of Estuarine Flow by Means of Time Series
Cross-Correlation and Cross-Spectrum Analysis: A Case Study of Mtwapa Creek,
Kenya. International Research Journal of Geology and Mining. Vol. 5(3), IRJGM,
• Y.W. Shaghude, J. W. Mburu, J.Uku, N. Nyandwi, C. Magori, J. Ochiewo, I. Sanga,
R.S. Arthurton (2013): Beach Sand Supply and Transport at Kunduchi in Tanzania
and Bamburi in Kenya. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. Vol. 11. No. 2, pp. 135-
• Aman A., Elisee Toualy, & Magori C.(2012): Physical Coastal Oceanography in
GCLME Region, Efforts and Progress in Coastal Observing System Along West
African Coasts. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-659-24072-0.
• Aman A. and Magori C. (2009): Is the Sea Level Rising? UNESCO –IOC 2009
African Oceans and Coasts, Edited by Odido M. And Mazzilli S (Eds). IOC
Information Document, 1255, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Technology
in Africa, Kenya. Book Chapter 4. pp 25-34.
• Merrifield M. A., Firing Y. L., Aarup T., Magori C., Brundrit G., and Turetsky N.
(2005): Tide Gauge Observations of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, December 26, 2004.
Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 32, GLO22610, pp1-4.
• Magori C. (2004): Hydrodynamic Modeling of a Mangrove-Fringed Estuary, Mtwapa
Creek, Kenya. Ph.D. Thesis, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. 191 pp.
• Aarup T., Adekoya A., Aman. A., Brundrit G., Magori C. and Woodworth P. (2002):
Position Paper on the Status of GLOSS in Africa. Intergovernmental Oceanographic
Commission of UNESCO. IOC/INF-1165.
• Magori C. (2005): Pomboo Two-Dimensional Marine Seismic Survey: Blocks L5 &
L7, Offshore Kenya. National Environment Management Authority (NEMA),
Environmental Audit Report on Oil Exploration Activities in EEZ of Kenya. 37 pp.
• Magori C., Odido M., Francis J. (2008): Sea–Level Measurement and Analysis in the
Western Indian Ocean: National Report on Kenya. Special Report, Intergovernmental
Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.
• Magori C. (2000): Hydrodynamics of a Mangrove Dominated Estuary, Mtwapa
Creek, Kenya. WIOMSA Marine Research Grant (MARG I) Report.

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