Mike Flavell joins UNESCO-IOC as data manager for OBIS

Submitted by m_flavell on Thu, 2013-05-23 08:33

Mr Mike Flavell has joined the IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende on 21 May 2013. Mike will provide technical support to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and marine biodiversity related activities at IODE.

Mike Flavell obtained a Masters of Science degree in Oceanography at the University of Southampton, UK in 1996. He is an IT Professional with 14 years of work experience in the development of database-driven web/online systems and their associated IT project management. Previously he worked at the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) where he created a global marine database for continuous plankton recorder data, as well as developed associated online map-based data products using the OpenGeo Geospatial suite of tools, and in-house software for scientific data entry, quality control, and data management. His experience in data management and development of database driven web applications, will undoubtedly be valuable for OBIS.

OBIS is a project of:
IOC-UNESCO
IODE Sponsored by:
Martin International and Les Grands Explorateurs
With in-kind support from:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Universidad Simón Bolívar Flanders Marine Institute

OBIS strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. Created by the Census of Marine Life, OBIS is now part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme.