Dr. Jack Dyer
USP Lecturer in Marine Resource Management and Economics currently responsible for teaching MS200 Marine Resource Management and Economics; MS302 Integrated Coastal Zone Management; MS304 Ocean Policy and Governance
Phone: +679 9440 1440
Dr Jack Dyer as a specialist climate change, development and blue/ocean economist, has over 9 years global/African consultancy, lecturing and entrepreneurship experience with a BSC Hons in Economics from the University of Kent, a Master of Commerce (Maritime Economics/Law) and PhD in climate change’s impact on the future of Pacific and global blue economies, ecosystems, communities and individuals. Specific blue economy project experiences are myriad and include reviewing next generation investment projects for aquaculture; marine renewable energy, ecotourism, hydrogen, reefs and the blue economy for the Asian Development Bank in Palau, Philippines, Marshall Islands and Malaysia; creating National Blue Economy Framework Strategy for UNDP Sierra Leone and the country’s government; a current UNDP consultancy on developing blue economy financing mechanisms, institutional capacity building, monitoring and evaluation frameworks for Barbados, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines. Other project achievements include reviewing blue biotechnology; fisheries and aquaculture projects for the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea; Liberia’s first ocean economy for Conservation International; a $40,000,000 giant floating dock market investment analysis; Durban’s Blue Ocean’s Economic Framework; an official delegation into China’s blue economy, reviewing the Durban-Bremen Marine Environmental Education Network/LTAS Flagship Projects and National South African Climate Change Strategy. Recent projects include being a specialist small harbours including fisheries advisor for South Africa’s Department of Public works and the socioeconomic valuation of blue economy sectoral activities including fisheries across Namibia, Angola and South Africa for the Benguela Current Commission, previous port/blue economy activities expertise in China, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Kenya, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and others among Commonwealth governments and other nations. As of January 2022. he is engaged as a Lecturer but also undertaking consulting research projects for the World Bank in a sectoral assessment of Jamaica’s blue economy; for World Wildlife Fund in a South West Indian Ocean assessment of the blue economy and in identifying futuristic next generation; ocean regenerative project solutions under the Asian Development Bank MARES project initiative.
Recent projects include identifying over 500 blue economy entrepreneurs including tourism solutions, 150 blue economy/marine and climate change activist organisations; 100 blue economy funders and investors; and being involved with the World Ocean Council Roundtables on Ocean and Climate Restoration; Blue Ocean Finance and Climate Change and Ports; along with the proposed creation of a Blue Economy related Incubation Accelerator and Entrepreneur Network. He has also lectured in ports; logistics, climate change and marine affairs in Australian and African universities. He is currently engaged in projects on rewilding Earth’s oceans/seas and maritime decarbonisation. He has been also actively involved as part of International Association of Maritime Economists, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Benguela Current Convention Youth Ambassador, Young African Leadership Initiative, Australian Climate Change Research Network and Sustainable Ocean Alliance. For more information please check his website https://www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za and LinkedIn profile Jack Dyer.
His climate change, circular green and blue economy experience ranges from cruise and marine tourism to education, business, drones, ship repair, finance and psychology space economy, maritime law, ocean governance, logistics. sustainable, climate change, environment, green and blue economy experience extends to the legal, laws, policies, socioeconomic, events and latest technological/knowledge updates with work experience in a variety of ocean/blue economy areas. These include ocean governance, undersea exploration, marine protected areas; marine renewable energy; sovereignty/maritime law, ocean pollution reduction and the circular economy, small harbours, marine renewable energy, to cruise and marine tourism to biotechnology entrepreneurship, education, business, drones, ship repair, digitisation, actual blue economy strategies, space economy, maritime law, ocean governance, logistics, blue economy finance and psychology.
He serves as a candidate to be considered in driving a resilient response to a COVID19 environment, changing nature of sustainable blue economy finance and other trends. Dr Jack Dyer, has been involved in researching as an academic, researcher, lecturer, entrepreneur and consultant to improve the prospects in creating a sustainable and profitable; oceanic eco-conscious destiny for the future of the blue economy and Earth, forever prioritising fundamental priorities such as futureproofing against global climate change and other disruption, responding to trends. He’s founded a website www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za and LinkedIn network of contacts/movement committed to this end. For more information please check these links.
In dealing with marine and blue economy resources management in the South Pacific, Dr Jack Dyer’s role as the equivalent Lecturer in Marine Resource Management and Economics or blue economy at the University of the South Pacific, is to empower a new generation of students, researchers, entrepreneurs and leaders to develop a climate resilient and sustainable, diversified livelihood future. This includes preparing against marine pollution, climate change, illegal fisheries, coastal-population pressure growth, seabed mining and other threats. It also means responding to emerging opportunities in decarbonisation, marine renewable energy, marine and coastal tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, blue biotechnology, finance and investment. Dr Dyer’s PhD from another specialist institution in the marine/blue economy -University of Tasmania; and previously advisory experience encompassed advising on climate change/other disruption risks across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands.
SOME EXAMPLES OF PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Leal Filho,W, Krishnapillai, M; Sidsaph, H., Nagy, G.J; Luetz, J.M.; Dyer, J.; Otoara Ha’apio, M; Havea, P.H.; Raj, K.; Singh, P.; Rogers T, Li C, Boodham M, , Wolf F , Desalegn Y and Azadi, H, 2021. Climate Change Adaptation on Small Island States: An Assessment of Limits and Constraint, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 9, Issue 602. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060602
Dyer J, 2020: Delivering Digitalisation and Digital Transformation of Seaports, Shipping and Supply Chains Via Virtual Learning: How Realistic are the Prospects and Opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution among Challenges of Climate Change Uncertainty and Other Emergent Risks, Moses Kotane Institute Journal
Dyer J, 2018: Overcoming Psychological Barriers. Persuading Pacific Maritime Supply Chain Stakeholders To Prioritise Climate Change Resilience: A Proactive Risk Expectations Approach. Handbook of Climate Change Resilience, Springer Press, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93336-8
Dyer J 2018: Climateproofing the Future of Resources, Ports and Supply Chains. What Africa Could Learn from South Pacific Climate Change Resilience, Proceedings of Adaptation Futures 2018, Cape Town, https://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Special-Session-Programme-15.06.2018.pdf
Dyer J, 2017: ‘Projecting The Future Of Pacific Ports, Shipping and Maritime Supply Chains: Evolving Climate Change Risk Management into Risk Opportunities’, IAME 2017 Conference Proceedings, Kyoto,
Dyer J, 2017, ‘How Risk Management Fails to Protect The Global Quality of Maritime Supply Chain Trade Through Climate Change Impacts: A Critique From The Literature.’ IAME 2017 Conference Proceedings, Kyoto,
Dyer J 2017, ‘Predicting True Climate Change Risks and Opportunities in the Cook Islands: How Vulnerable Are Pacific Maritime Supply Chain Stakeholders?’ “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities,” Springer Press, Proceedings, the World Symposium on Climate Change, Apia Samoa, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70703-7
Dyer J, 2016 “Climate Change: Risks, Costs and Opportunities For Global Maritime Supply Chains,” Proceedings of Australian National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Conference, Adelaide (Awarded a University of Adelaide Vulnerable Community Network Adapt 2016 Scholarship)
Dyer J, 2016 ‘Adapting Climate Change Projections to Pacific Maritime Supply Chains,” University of South Pacific, Pacific Climate Change Symposium, Fiji, Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries: Fostering Resilience and Up-keeping Life Quality in Pacific Countries’, Springer Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50094-2
Dyer J, 2015 “The Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Maritime Economies: An Introduction:” Proceedings of University of Tasmania Graduate Research Conference, Hobart.
Dyer J, 2013. The Ultimate Instrument of Customs Control, Proceedings of Economic Society of South Africa’s Biennial Conference at the University of Free State Bloemfontein,
Dyer J, 2013. The Global Future of Shipping, Proceedings of ESSA’s Biennial Conference at the University of Free State Bloemfontein, http://www.essa2013.org.za/fullpaper/essa2013_2590.pdf
ACADEMIC PAPERS/REPORTS/CONSULTING EXPERIENCE: https:\\www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za.
July 2021: Rewilding and Saving Our Earth, Global Ocean, Ecosystem and Climate Change Restoration Initiatives
July 2021: Implementing Zero Carbon Shipping, Our Strides and Achievements in Decarbonising Maritime Supply Chains Via Hydrogen, LNG, Ammonia and Other Options for a Climate Resilient. Blue Economy Epoch.
March 2021: Identifying Climate Change Opportunities (Forthcoming co-authored article).
Dyer J, 2020, Overcoming the Tragic Collapse of the Ocean Commons and Our Global Blue Economies, Insights and Solutions into Defeating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fisheries in a COVID19, Digitised 4th Industrial Revolution and Climate Change Age.
Dyer J, November 2020, “Achieving the 1.5 Degree Rise Celsius Paris Agreement Target and Is it Realistically Feasible? Radical Futureproofing Answers to Climate Change and Investigating Terraforming, Geo-Engineering, Blue Carbon and Negative//Net Emission Solutions.”
Dyer J, October 2020, An Odyssey in Vanquishing Submerged Ocean Abyssal Depths and the Mysteries of the Last Unknown Earth Frontier: Why Prioritise Accelerating the Blue Economy Via Investing in Underwater Exploration
Dyer J, September 2020, “Saviour or Plundering Ocean Resources: Is Underwater Seabed and Seawater Mining a Viable Blue Economy Solution to Existing Mineral Extraction? Insights, Experience, Potential Risks and Horizon Opportunities:
Dyer J, September 2020, “Benguela Current Convention Socioeconomics of Ocean Industries Thematic Report across Angola, Namibia and South Africa,” BCC Report.
Dyer J, July 2020, How To Implement, Protect and Establish 30% of Earth as Marine Protected Areas by 2030 Via Investing in Blue Economy/Carbon Ecological Capital, Ocean Governance, Existing Experiences, Marine Spatial Planning and Other Areas
Dyer J June 2020, Prospects and Risks of Marine Renewable Energy: Empowering Our Generation from Oceans Away from Climate Change, Regenerating Our Sustainable, Climate Resilient, Blue Economy Future From A Post COVID19 and Non-Fossil Powered Age,
Dyer J, May, 2020, “Examining How Stakeholders Can Access A Sustainable, Climate Resilient Economy and Generation: An Update on Green and Climate Economy Finance Sources, Developments and Investment Trends,
Dyer J, April 2020, “Mapping Progress Towards Sustainable Ocean Finance: An Update on Blue Economy Developments, Investors and Finance Trends,”
Dyer J, April 2020, “Crafting a Future Vision for South African and other Global Small Harbours in a Coronavirus, Blue Economy, Digitisation and Climate Change,”
Dyer J, March 2020: How the Coronavirus May Influence Our Lives Via our Maritime Supply Chains, International Trade, Economies and Livelihoods: The Risks, Impacts, Adaptation and Opportunities, ,
Dyer J, February 2020: Disentangling Our Oceans: How to Save Our Marine Ecosystems and Blue Economy Future Via Purging Our Detritus, Plastic Waste and Other Pollution Eradication Strategies,
Dyer J, January 2020: Delivering Digitalisation and Digital Transformation of Seaports, Shipping and Supply Chains: How Realistic are the Prospects and Opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution among Challenges of Climate Change Uncertainty and Other Emergent Risks
Dyer J, December 2019: Ensuring Ocean Sovereignty, Marine Resilience and Investment Opportunities for Africa and its Indian Ocean Rim Island Developing States: The Economic Potential of Marine Biotechnology under Climate Change for Investors and Other Stakeholders
Dyer J, September 2019: Futureproofing Blue Economy Investment Horizons: Adapting Ocean Supply Chains to Climate Change Uncertainty, Searious Business, viewed 2 April 2020, https:\\www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za.
Dyer J, May 2019: Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship and the Caribbean Blue Economy, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, viewed 2 April 2020, https:\\www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za
Dyer J, March 2019: Cyclone Idai and Beira Port, Maritime Supply Chain and Community: Projecting the Economic Impact. (Mozambique/Malawi/Zambia/Zimbabwe stakeholders),
Dyer J, January 2019: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Prospects for Maritime Industry Innovation: Securing Africa’s Blue Economy Future Through Maritime Education, Proceedings of IAME Conference, Athens, June 2019,
Dyer J, January 2019: Regaining the Skies from Carbon Intensive Aircraft: Airship Futures for South Africa and Earth in An Age of Climate Change Uncertainty, viewed 2 April 2020, https:\\www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za
Dyer J, October 2018: Envisioning A Sustainable Ocean Economy Future: Structuring And Mobilising Global Maritime Finance Among Climate Change Uncertainty, Proceedings of IAME Conference, Athens June, 2019,
Dyer J, August 2018: Reviewing Climate Change Research For South African Ports, Logistics, Supply Chains and Coastal Communities (South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs,
Dyer J, June 2018: Special Africa Report on Adaptation Futures 2018 Conference (One of several authors/rapporteurs for Conference Secretariat/SA Department of Environmental Affairs),
Dyer J, May 2018, “Projecting the Economic Impact of Climate Change For the Future of Pacific Seaports, Shipping and Maritime Supply Chains: How Stakeholders Can Adapt, University of Tasmania PHD Thesis,
Dyer J, March 2018: Overcoming Psychological Barriers. Persuading Pacific Maritime Supply Chain Stakeholders To Prioritise Climate Change Resilience: A Proactive Risk Expectations Approach. Handbook of Climate Change Resilience, Springer Press,
Dyer J February 2018: Climateproofing the Future of Resources, Ports and Supply Chains. What Africa Could Learn from South Pacific Climate Change Resilience, Proceedings of Adaptation Futures 2018, Cape Town,
Dyer J, October 2017: Establishing Operation Phakisa From Dreams To Reality: Securing Africa’s Maritime Economic Future Through Maritime Education, Department of Transport,
Dyer J, September 2017: Identifying Some of the Opportunities Offered By Climate Change to Small Island Developing States,’ (Journal co-authored article under review),
Dyer J, June-July 2017: The following papers have been accepted for publishing in the ‘Projecting The Future Of Pacific Ports, Shipping and Maritime Supply Chains: Evolving Climate Change Risk Management into Risk Opportunities’, IAME 2017 Conference Proceedings, Kyoto,
Dyer J, June-July 2017, ‘How Risk Management Fails to Protect The Global Quality of Maritime Supply Chain Trade Through Climate Change Impacts: A Critique From The Literature.’ IAME 2017 Conference Proceedings, Kyoto,
Dyer J, June-July 2017, ‘Predicting True Climate Change Risks and Opportunities in the Cook Islands: How Vulnerable Are Pacific Maritime Supply Chain Stakeholders?’ “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities,” Springer Press, Accepted for Proceedings, the World Symposium on Climate Change, Apia Samoa, IAME 2017 Conference Proceedings, Kyoto,
Dyer J, December 2016: Cruising and Cruise ships as Tourism Gateways into African Shores: Potential Risks and Prospects For Cruise Tourism, the African Maritime Economy and Operation Phakisa in South Africa: (Submitted to SA Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Presidency.
Dyer J, April 2016. CABOTAGE AND THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN SHIPPING Should South Africa Enact A Maritime Cabotage Policy for The Future of Operation Phakisa? (SAMSA, South Africa Departments of Trade and Industry/Transport, MLASA, Port Regulator Authority),
Dyer J, November 2015 “Harvesting the Coastal Sector: Assessing The Potential Future of Aquaculture For South Africa’s Maritime Economy. ”SA Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries Aquaculture Research Directorate, DST, South African Presidency,
Dyer J, September 2015. “ASSESSING THE SIP 3 GAUTENG-DURBAN FREIGHT LOGISTIC CORRIDOR AND THE FUTURE OF THE DURBAN-KZN ECONOMY Does Cato Ridge, EThekwini Municipality, Need a Proposed Dry Port, Inland Intermodal Hub?
Dyer J, July 2015: Are Proposed Port Expansions Really Necessary from an Economics Perspective?’ Asia-Pacific 2015 Conference Proceedings, Taipei, https:\\www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za
Dyer J, November 2014. Is Durban’s Proposed Port Expansion Really Necessary from a Trade Perspective? Trade and Investment Policies Strategies, viewed 2 April 2020, http://www.tips.org.za
Dyer J, November 2014 “Expanding our Celestial Horizons: The Potential Economic Impact of Space Exploration to the Future of Africa.” (Space Commercial Services Company and South African Department of Science and Technology,
Dyer J, October 2014, “From Auckland to Rio: Ensuring Terminal Performance Prospects Promote The Global Future of Maritime Trade for the 21st Century through Southern Hemisphere Examples,”
Dyer J, September 2014 “The Opportunities Offered by Mombasa’s Port Development: What Durban Port Could Learn From Its African Competitor.” (Kenyan Port Authority/Port Development International
Dyer J, September 2014. “How Far Do the Rotterdam Rules Progress the International Carriage of Goods By Sea?” Maritime Law Association of South Africa,
Dyer J, September 2014. “Forming a Customs Response to Global Maritime Security Challenges” (Submitted upon editorial request/Published to the Indian Journal Man in Society
Dyer J, June 2014 “The Potential Value of a University to a Municipal Economy: UKZN and the City of Pietermaritzburg.” (Discussion Paper for the Head of Economic Development, Msunduzi Municipality.
Dyer J, November 2013. Improving South Africa’s Port Pricing Mechanism Tariff Methodology and Structure: (Transnet National Port Authority/Port Regulator Authority SA,
Dyer J, September 2013. The Ultimate Instrument of Customs Control, Proceedings of Economic Society of South Africa’s Biennial Conference at the University of Free State Bloemfontein,
Dyer J, September 2013. The Global Future of Shipping, Proceedings of ESSA’s Biennial Conference at the University of Free State Bloemfontein, viewed 2 April 2020, https:\\www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za
Dyer J, May 2013. Enhancing Administrative Potential: Discussion Paper: (SA Departments of Basic Education and Arts and Culture,
Dyer J, May 2013. On Corporate Efficiency: Discussion Paper (South Africa’s Woolworths and ABSA Bank),
Dyer J, June 2012. Predicting Banking Sector Instability –Comparing the USA and South Africa (University of Kent Honours Dissertation. University of Kent, Canterbury Campus,
OTHER RESEARCH OUTPUT https:\\www.blueeconomyfuture.org.za
Dyer J, November 2019: Monitoring and Evaluating the Bremen-Durban Marine Environmental Education Network, eThekwini Municipality/City of Bremen,
Dyer J, October 2019: Penetrating China’s Blue Economy Secrets: Secrets into the Maritime Silk Road Revealed; Report on China’s Local Marine Economic Development, Fujian Institute of Oceanography,
Dyer J, August 2019: Reflections on the South African National Climate Change Risk-Vulnerability Framework Workshop 6th August,
Dyer J, August 2019: Market Feasibility Study of a neo-Panamax Floating Dock, Private Company
Dyer J and Makoni T, July 2019: Blue Oceans Economy Strategy Framework for eThekwini Municipality,
Dyer J, April 2018: Defending African Maritime Sovereignty With Finite Resources: The Prospects and Power of Drones and AUV’s?’ (SA Navy, Denel, Paramount and drone companies,
Dyer J, October 2016: ‘Devising A Future Space Strategy For South Africa,’ South Africa Department of Science and Technology, National Space Strategy Update Report.
Dyer J, September 2016, ‘Predicting Climate Change Risks For Pacific Maritime and Coastal Infrastructure,’ Proceedings of 12th ACCARNSI Conference and ECR Researcher Forum, University of South Australia (Awarded Scholarship by CSIRO/ACCARNSI and Invited PHD Student Speaker),
Dyer J, July 2016 “Climate Change: Risks, Costs and Opportunities For Global Maritime Supply Chains,” Presented at the Australian National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Conference, Adelaide (Awarded a University of Adelaide Vulnerable Community Network Adapt 2016 Scholarship,
Dyer J, July 2016 ‘Adapting Climate Change Projections to Pacific Maritime Supply Chains,” University of South Pacific, Pacific Climate Change Symposium, Fiji, Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries: Fostering Resilience and Up-keeping Life Quality in Pacific Countries’, Springer Press,
Dyer J, September 2015 “The Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Maritime Economies: An Introduction:” was Proceedings of University of Tasmania Graduate Research Conference, Hobart.
2018: Invited as Panel Abstract, Paper Reviewer and Researcher Attendance Grant for 2018 International, Adaptation Futures Climate Change Conference, Cape Town
“Critical Issues in Maritime Studies: Introducing Scarce Maritime Skills and the Future of the SA Economy”