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Prof. Judith Gobin

Professor of Marine Biology and Head of the Department of Life Sciences

The University of the West Indies

Involvement at the ISC


Professor Judith Gobin lectures in Marine Biology and is the Head of the Department of Life Sciences, in the Faculty of Science and Technology, at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. She is a Marine Biologist with more than 40 years of research experience who has made significant academic contributions (over 75 publications) to the knowledge of Marine Biodiversity in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Her contributions to Marine Biodiversity knowledge at a National and Regional level are also significant. This research is original and key towards conservation and management of our marine resources. In this respect, she has published on a number (298) of “new scientific records” and “new species for TT and the Caribbean.

Prof. Gobin contributed (and continues to do so-) significantly to the new global Legally Binding Instrument (LBI) on Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ). Her contributions have concentrated on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) perspectives in terms of: Marine Genetic Resources (MGRs) and Research in the deep sea, Capacity building and Transfer of Technology (marine sciences).

This page was updated in June 2024.

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