The 3rd International
Water Safety Symposium

Keynote speakers

Mr. Adam Weir
After completing a Bachelor of Science (Marine Science) and Master of Applied Science (Coastal Management) at the University of Sydney, Adam has applied this experience to develop new initiatives in aquatic public safety risk management and improve risk management practices within surf sport events and leading SLSA’s CoastSafeunit. Recently completing the landmark Project Blueprint initiative providing new research and evidence for locally focused drowning prevention strategies at every accessible beach and rock platform in NSW following.
Adam commenced his journey in Surf Life Saving in Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club more than 30 years ago. During this time, he has been a successful athlete in Surf Sport competition, winning multiple Australian and World Championships and was selected in the Australian Surf Life Saving Team from 1992 through to 1998. In 1998 he was named captain of the Australian Surf Life Saving Team.

In 2011, Adam visited Korea to assist in the development of coastal public safety risk assessment practices, applying techniques developed in Australia to the Korean peninsula.

In recent years Adam has been Acting CEO of Surf Life Saving NSW where he was able to deliver some fantastic results for SLSNSW in relation to improved funding and advancements in lifesaving techniques through innovation.

Currently he is the Chief Operating Officer of Surf Life Saving Australia and also a member of the International Life Saving (ILS) Rescue Commission and have the honour of chairing the ILS Rescue Operations Committee as a respected global drowning prevention expert and leader.
Dr. Amit Lotan
Dr. Lotan is a world expert in jellyfish stinging mechanisms
and he is currently the president of the Nidaria Technology
His MSc research was on "Splicing and RNA processing" and
was done in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem and in the Organic Chemistry Department
at the Weizmann Institute, Israel.

Funded by the United Nation, Dr. Lotan did his PhD on jellyfish
ecology and biochemistry and he was the first to isolate jellyfish toxins.
His research was published in Nature and other leading journals and paved the way to the understanding of the jellyfish stinging mechanism. Dr. Lotan did a post-doctoral research in the University of California Davis studying the ecological impact of recombinant toxins.

In 1997 Dr. Lotan established a biotechnology company, Nidaria Technology Ltd, to provide protection to ocean lovers from jellyfish sting. The company developed a novel topical lotion combining a dual function: sunscreen with prophylactic activity preventing jellyfish sting. The "dual function" protection was clinically tested, against different types of jellyfish in Stanford Hospital CA and in other leading hospitals in Florida, EU and Israel. These double blind clinical trials demonstrated that the new developed lotion prevents jellyfish stinging.

Dr. Lotan established a second biotechnology company (Nanocyte) that leverages biological micro injection system for drug delivery.

Since 2010 Dr. Lotan is teaching an academic course on "Jellyfish nano injection system" in the Israeli Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences.
Dr. Kyung-Suk Suh
Dr. Kyung-Suk Suh is a principal researcher in Nuclear
Environmental Safety Research Division at the Korea
Atomic Energy Research Institute. He received Ph.D. at the
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sungkyunkwan
in 1996.

He is joining at Models and Data for Radiological Impact
Assessments (MODARIA-II) of International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) since 2012.
He was one of the delegation in Korea for investigating the Fukushima nuclear accident in UN Scientific Committee on the Effect of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). His research interests include atmospheric and marine dispersion modeling to evaluate the behavior of the pollutants released into the environment.

He has authored several publications on atmospheric and marine dispersion modeling and has attended many international meetings as Korean delegation and conferences such as IRPA (International Radiation Protection Association), CTBT (Comprehensive nuclear Test-Ban Treaty) and so on. He has also delivered talks and keynote speaks with topic of dispersion modeling of pollutants and safety in various universities and conferences.

He is presently working as an academic committee member of the 2st International Water Safety Conference in South Korea, playing a leading role in preventing and raising awareness of radiation safety and relevant disasters.
Mr. Muslim Muin
Mr. Muslim Muin is ocean hydrodynamics and oil spill model expert and he is currently the chair of Coastal Engineering Research Group at Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

He has authored/co-authored several publications and his research interests include 3-D ocean model hydrodynamics, sediment transport model, water quality model, oil spill model, tsunami, GIS, wave and structure interaction.
He develops MuTeknologi, a set of software application of non-orthogonal Boundary Fitted Three Dimensional Ocean Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modeling. The model is based on his Doctoral Dissertation in Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, USA in 1993.

He has invited as speaker in various workshops and conferences in the field of ocean engineering and he is also a member of Association for Oceanology Indonesia (ISOI) and International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).

Currently Mr. Muslim actively advising and doing science communication on controversies of land reclamation plan in Jakarta coastal area, including a much-debated plan for Jakarta Giant Seawall. He is also doing science communication on Benoa Bay reclamation in Bali and doing some researches about the impact of Benoa Bay reclamation on hydrodynamic and sedimentation process.