Chantelle is a Research Associate for the World Data System-International Technology Office hosted at Ocean Networks Canada. She has a Masters of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Reading in the UK, and was dedicated to researching Forest fire trends in the Canadian Boreal Forest. After her research was completed, Chantelle moved on to work at the University of Waterloo as a Data Manager for the Polar Data Catalogue. Now, she is combining her research and work experience to enhance data interoperability within the polar scientific community through the use of semantic technologies.
CJ is a Research Associate for the World Data System-International Technology Office hosted at Ocean Networks Canada. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in computer simulations of black hole systems. After his PhD, CJ worked with the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute at Queen’s University as a Knowledge Translation Specialist. Now, he is combining his research and work experience to support the Global Open Research Commons International Model Working Group in improving global access to research artifacts and to analyze the WDS strategic and technical plans.
Mike has joined the World Data System - International Technology Office hosted at Ocean Networks Canada as a Research Associate. He earned his Honours Bachelor Degree in Environment, Resources, and Sustainability from the University of Waterloo and has previously worked with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) as an Initial Attack Fire Ranger in Northern Ontario. Mike has a strong interest in emergency preparedness and fostering resilient communities in a changing wildfire environment and will be conducting research for the polar observing assets community
Dominik Bednarczyk is a Co-op student at McMaster University majoring in Biotechnology. He is building the framework for the World Data System – International Technology Office’s (WDS-ITO) Biodiversity Project. He researches and discusses the current climate of Biodiversity research and data collection. He is working with Maui Hudson and Local Contexts on the Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels. Before WDS-ITO he worked at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) studying chimney swifts, and Blanding’s turtles, performing biodiversity fieldwork, and community outreach.