Portage Webinar: The Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS)

Date: July 28, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online


Staff from across the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) will provide an overview of CIOOS, explain the benefits for its users and data contributors, and conduct a tour of the Asset Map and Data Catalogue. We will then explore the ways that CIOOS contributes to the FAIR data landscape, and highlight some of the anticipated developments to come!



At CIOOS Atlantic, Jeff Cullis is the Technical Director, working with the technical team on the development and implementation of the data, systems, and metadata standards that will enable FAIR data access and interoperability with national and international ocean observing systems. Prior to joining CIOOS Atlantic, Jeff held positions focused on scientific programming and data management at the BC Cancer Agency and at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Jeff’s educational background is in computer science, and he holds both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in this field.

Reyna Jenkyns is the Data Stewardship Manager at Ocean Networks Canada and an integral team member in the formation and development of CIOOS Pacific. She has been closely involved in metadata management, data acquisition, expedition support and interoperability initiatives at ONC for more than a decade. She is active within the research data management community through working groups and committees, including as a board member for the CoreTrustSeal. She received her Bachelor of Mathematics in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and her Master of Science in Ocean Physics at the University of Victoria.

Lydia Ross is inspired by the opportunity to help advance regional ocean and data priorities as an Engagement Specialist for CIOOS Atlantic. She is energized by the multiplicity of geospatial and information engagement work taking place across the Atlantic Maritimes, and her role in helping others realize the full value of their ocean data. Lydia is also the Project Officer for COINAtlantic (Coastal and Ocean Information Network Atlantic). She received her Master of Marine Management from Dalhousie University.

This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.

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