Meet Our Team

Drawing on diverse backgrounds and extensive experience, the CIOOS Atlantic team is working to develop an interoperable system which allows those who use and depend on the ocean to better adapt in the face of a changing environment. We are committed to collaborating with colleagues, organizations and communities regionally to develop a system which is built by, and built for, our local oceanographic community.

We are committed to making open ocean data in Atlantic Canada work for you!

Shayla Fitzsimmons

Executive Director

Jeff Cullis

Technical Director

Jared McLellan

Ocean Data Manager

Scott Bruce

Ocean Data Specialist

Shen Molloy

Engagement Specialist

Alexi Baccardax Westcott

Engagement Specialist

Our Extended CIOOS Atlantic Team

Mike Smit, PI

Associate Professor

Dalhousie University

Richard Kelly, Co-PI

Project Engineer

Marine Institute

Richard Davis

Research Implementation Unit Manager

Ocean Frontier Institute

James Munroe

Associate Professor

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Fred Whoriskey

Executive Director

Ocean Tracking Network

Jon Pye

Director of Data Operations

Ocean Tracking Network

Ryan Gosse

Senior Programmer

Ocean Tracking Network

Anja Samardzic

Communications Manager

Ocean Tracking Network

Xiang Ling

Data Team Technical Lead

Coastal Environmental Observation Technology and Research

Ray Towse

Software Developer

Ocean Frontier Institute