ANTIA, Prof. Effiom FAS

Prof. Effiom Antia is the First Professor of Oceanography in Nigeria, specialising in geological and physical oceanography. His research versatility, as evidenced by his over 200 oral and technical presentations, led to his nomination in 2015 by the International Council for Science Union as a pioneer member of its Consortium on Hazard and Disaster in Africa. He is a Fellow of the African Academy of Science and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science. He recently headed the National Centre for Marine Geosciences (NCMG), a centre of excellence of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA). Prof. Antia is a leading advocate of integrated marine sciences education at tertiary level in Nigeria.
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Profession Professor , Oceanographer , Geologist
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Professor, National Centre for Marine Geosciences

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: University of Calabar; Universität Bremen / University of Bremen, 1988 – 1992.


– Ibe, A.C. & Antia, Effiom. (1983). Preliminary Assessment of the Impact of Erosion along the Nigerian Shoreline. NIOMR Tech. Paper. 13.

– Antia, Effiom. (1987). Preliminary field observations on beach cusp formation and characteristics on tidally and morphodynamically distinct beaches on the Nigerian coast. Marine Geology. 78. 23-33. 10.1016/0025-3227(87)90066-1.

– Antia, Effiom & Etim Nyong, Eyo. (1988). Beach morphodynamics along the Nigerian coastline: implications for coastal engineering projects. Journal of African Earth Sciences – J AFR EARTH SCI. 7. 553-559. 10.1016/0899-5362(88)90045-0.

– Antia, Effiom. (1988). Inventory of littoral processes and retrogression on a microtidal beach during a storm season. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East). 7. 545-551. 10.1016/0899-5362(88)90044-9.

– Antia, Effiom. (1989). Beach cusps and beach dynamics: A quantitative field appraisal. Coastal Engineering – COAST ENG. 13. 263-272. 10.1016/0378-3839(89)90052-5.

– Antia, Effiom. (1993). Sedimentology, Morphodynamics and Facies Association of a mesotidal Barrier Island Shoreface (Spiekeroog, Southern North Sea.).

– Antia, Effiom. (1993). A morphodynamic model of sandy beach susceptibility to tar pollution and self-cleansing on the Nigerian coast. Journal of Coastal Research. 9. 1065-1074.

– Antia, Effiom. (1993). Surficial grain-size statistical parameters of a North Sea shoreface-connected ridge: Patterns and process implication. Geo-Marine Letters. 13. 172-181. 10.1007/BF01593191.

– Antia, Effiom. (1994). Long-term and post-storm dynamic patterns of the subtidal rhythmic morphology along the East Frisian island coast, Germany. Geologie en Mijnbouw. 73. 1-12.

– Antia, Effiom. (1994). Vertical patterns of grain-size parameters of shoreface-connected ridges in the German Bight. Geologie en Mijnbouw. 73. 13-22.

– Antia, Effiom & Flemming, Burghard & Wefer, Gerold. (1994). Fazielle Differenzierung in den Zungenriff-Systemen der Deutschen Bucht, südliche Nordsee. Ocean Dynamics – OCEAN DYN. 46. 229-244.

– Antia, Effiom. (1994). The ebb-tidal delta model of shoreface ridge origin and evolution: Appraisal and applicability along the southern North Sea barrier island coast—a discussion. Geo-Marine Letters. 14. 59-63. 10.1007/BF01204472.

– Antia, Effiom & Flemming, Burghard & Wefer, Gerold. (1994). Sedimentary facies associations of the shoreface-connected ridge systems in the German Bight, southern North Sea. Deutsche Hydrographische Zeitschrift. 46. 229-244. 10.1007/BF02226951.

– Antia, Effiom & Flemming, Burghard & Wefer, Gerold. (1994). Transgressive facies sequence of a high energy, wave-tide-storm-influenced shoreface: A case study of the east Frisian Barrier Islands (Southern North Sea). Facies. 30. 15-23. 10.1007/BF02536887.

– Antia, Effiom & Flemming, Burghard & Wefer, Gerold. (1995). Calm-weather spring and neap tidal current characteristics on a shoreface-connected ridge complex in the German Bight (southern north Sea). Geo-Marine Letters. 15. 30-36. 10.1007/BF01204495.

– Antia, Effiom. (1995). Sedimentary Deposits Related to Inlet-Shoreface Storm Flow Interaction in the German Bight. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science – ESTUAR COAST SHELF SCI. 40. 699-712. 10.1006/ecss.1995.0047.

– Antia, Effiom. (1996). Tidestromasymmetrien der Zungenrifftopographie vor Spiekeroog. Ocean Dynamics – OCEAN DYN. 48. 97-107.

– Antia, Effiom. (1996). Patterns of tidal flow asymmetry on shoreface-connected ridge topography off Spiekeroog Island, German Bight. Deutsche Hydrographische Zeitschrift. 48. 97-107. 10.1007/BF02794055.

– Antia, Effiom. (1996). On the significance of ebb-tidal deltas to the development of the subtidal longshore-rhythmic morphology (Sägezahnriffe) along the German North Sea coast. 40. 477-485.

– Antia, Effiom. (1996). Shoreface-connected ridges in German and U.S. Mid-Atlantic bights: Similarities and contrasts. Journal of Coastal Research. 12. 141-146.

– Antia, Effiom. (1996). Rates and patterns of migration of shoreface-connected sandy ridges along the southern North Sea coast. Journal of Coastal Research. 12. 38-46.

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