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Ocean informatics

I coordinate WHOI’s Ocean Informatics Working Group and serve as WHOI's representative to the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). I host Carpentries workshops at WHOI (thus, the logo on my Projects landing page). My technical expertise can be characterized as implementing FAIR data – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable - for the ocean sciences. I am particularly interested in integrating heterogeneous and distributed data about the marine environment, and providing provenance (i.e., lineage) for the processing involved to produce oceanographic data products.

Current projects


Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) project: I serve on the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) Data Team.


My involvement in the AccelNet-Implementation: Implementing a Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (iDOOS) project is mainly for FAIR data training for Deep Ocean Early career Researchers (DOERs).

Previous projects

A Computational and Analytic Laboratory for Modeling and Predicting Marine Biodiversity and Indicators of Sustainable Ecosystems

Click for NSF Award and Project Outcomes 2015-2020

Interdisciplinary informatics in cooperation with USGS for decision support systems and policy

ECO-OP: Cyberinfrastructure for marine Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs)

Click for NSF Award and Project Outcomes 2010-2014


Funding Agencies

Recent informatics funding from the National Science Foundation


Recent informatics collaborators include:

IOOS OBIS Standardizing Marine Biological Data Working Group


Recent Presentations