Carol has a B.S. and M.S. in Oceanography and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography. Carol started her career in the Arctic working on the interdisciplinary Endicott Monitoring Project, a large-scale environmental assessment monitoring program in the eastern Beaufort. Carol has over three decades of experience conducting and managing interdisciplinary observational research in estuarine, coastal-shelf and offshore environments and has worked in all sectors of the marine science community including private environmental consulting, state government, academia and instrumentation industries. Carol currently serves as Director of Operations and Development for the Alaska Ocean Observing System, working closely with the AOOS staff, partners and stakeholders to facilitate the prioritization and implementation of new observing instruments and initiatives, especially those relevant to maritime domain awareness and operations, coastal hazards, and ecosystem and climate variability and change.In this project, the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) and its data management contractor, Axiom Data Science (‘Axiom’) are providing data management and outreach support. Carol will be a project liaison for the team and will provide overall project management and oversight for the Data Management as well as outreach for the project.
Rob has been developing data management and cyber infrastructure solutions for research programs and organizations for the past fifteen years. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in aerospace engineering and mathematics. Rob spent five years at the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council leading the data management team in processing, documenting and organizing the informational products produced from the scientific research funded to understand and monitor the ecological effects of the oil spill. Based upon that experience, Rob founded Axiom in 2006 to develop more generalized and holistic solutions for data management. He specializes in scientific geospatial information management with applications to physical/biological modeling and decision support data warehouse knowledge systems. Axiom will support data management activities, including creating an internal Research Workspace for storing and sharing data and model outputs; facilitating data submission and standards-compliant metadata generation; standardizing and organizing modeling datasets; and making publicly accessible final data and model products through the AOOS data system and other federal data repositories. Axiom will also actively support transformation and manipulation of modeling output and will make model data discoverable and accessible through visualized data products on the AOOS website data system portals. Rob will oversee Axiom Data Science data management activities throughout the project.
Jesse wrote a dissertation on developing, optimizing, and applying high-resolution numerical models and observations to study circulation and sediment dynamics in the Columbia River estuary and the NE Pacific. Jesse currently manages geophysical datasets, optimizes analysis pipelines, runs a production Arctic ice-ocean model, and applies machine learning methods to extract novel information from disparate datasets.As part of the task team, Jesse will facilitate the transition of model output and the guidance tools in their transition to operations for use by National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Offices in Alaska, emergency managers, and coastal communities.
Ian earned a Masters in Environmental Science at Western Washington University in 2011 and has spent over a decade doing fieldwork in Alaska, mostly watching bears catch salmon along various streams and rivers. His graduate research at McNeil River focused on the behavioral ecology of brown bears foraging for salmon and the impacts of bear-salmon predation on salmon populations. Ian worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from 2012 to 2016, first as a habitat biologist and later as a science editor. Ian currently is the Data Coordinator for another large historical data ingestion and modeling project in the Eastern Beaufort Sea, and will serve as the primary lead on data ingestion and archival activities for this project. He will liaison with project researchers throughout the program to assist with their model data curation.