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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Head, Ocean Data and Information Section
Department Fisheries and Oceans, Science Branch, Maritimes Region
Institution
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography (DFO-BIO) 1 Challenger Drive
Dartmouth
Nova Scotia
B2Y4A2
Canada
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree BSc
Job type Data Management , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography , Marine Geology, Geophysics , Climatology, Meteorology , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Research Support Services , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography , Marine Geology, Geophysics , Climatology, Meteorology , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Research Support Services
Research Activities Distributed computing and the use of open standards in distributing and enabling access to geospatial data and information.
Research Region 36
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise Data management, interoperability standards (ISO, OGC), best practices development, content standards (ISO 19115, NetCDF CF, etc)
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Mr. Tobias SPEARS)

Isenor AW and Spears TW 2013 Combining the arc marine framework with geographic metadata to support ocean acoustic modeling. Transactions in GIS doi: 10.1111/tgis.12029
Technical Report: The Complexities in the Design and Definitions of the North West Atlantic Data Set; Searching for Rational Architecture to Implement Diverse Bathymetric Data (http://pac.chs.gc.ca/files/session_7/7-3_Varma_et_al.pdf), by H.Varma, C.Hannah, R.MacNab, G.Costello, T.Spears, W.Woodford and C.Delbridge, 2008.
CMOS Bulletin: A Conceptual Model for Service-oriented Discovery of Marine Metadata Descriptions, Anthony Isenor and Tobias W. Spears, June 2007, Vol.35, No.3, pages 85-91
DRDC Technical Publication: Utilizing Arc Marine concepts for designing a geospatially enabled database to support rapid environmental assessment (http://pubs.rddc.gc.ca/inbasket/aisenor.090421_0907.TM%202009-061.pdf), by Anthony Isenor and Tobias W. Spears, 2009.

Group(s): IODE , IODE/JCOMM ETDMP Members , Data Management Programme Area (DMPA) , The Expert Team on Data Management Practices (ETDMP) , ODS , IODE SG-OBIS , IODE SG-ODP , OBIS , ODP , IODE WebAcc , Cross-cutting Task Team for Integrated Marine Meteorological and Oceanographic Services within WIS (TT-MOWIS) , SG-OceanKnowledge (OKn) , OceanKnowledge (OKn) Technical Sub-committee
Created: 2012-08-07 Last Updated: 2014-07-10 by Tobias SPEARS