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The Census of Marine Life was a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans.  The world's first comprehensive census of the past, present, and future of life in the oceans was released in October 2010.



The Research Principal Investigator and staff behind the Census Mapping and Visualization effort

Patrick N. Halpin (PI)

Patrick's experience lies in marine geospatial ecology, spatial technologies, (GIS, satellite remote sensing), and spatial analysis for marine conservation.   He is Director of the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab at Duke University, and serves on many international steering committees and advisory panels generally applied to marine science & conservation as well as environmental sciences & policy.

Jesse Cleary (Lead Coordinator)

jcleary.jpg Jesse Cleary is the newest member of the CoML Map and Visualization team.  He joined Duke from UNC Chapel Hill where he worked on the US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) components in the southeastern United States.  He brings a diverse GIS background encompassing the geospatial web, spatial analysis, geodatabase design, and programming for terrestrial, meteorological, and oceanographic applications. 

Ei Fujioka (Mapping Expert)

efujioka.jpg With his rich experiences in IT (Information Technology) back in Japan and fresh education in environmental sciences in the US, Ei Fujioka is a perfect match in database management and mapping solutions for CoML Mapping & Visualization Team.
He has recently specialized in visualization and mapping with Google Maps and Google Earth, products which play a central role on the OBIS-SEAMAP web site.

Ben Donnelly (Webmaster)

Donnelly Ben Donnelly brings over 10 years of experience supporting research computing to the CoML M&V project. Before coming to Higher Education, he worked in the publishing and design industry, and has long been fascinated by visual communication techniques.

Ben Best (Technical Advisor)

Ben Ben's core specialties are in ecological informatics and geographical information systems (GIS).  Originally hired to Duke in 2002 to setup the OBIS-SEAMAP online geodatabase, Ben has since acquired an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and worked on several projects involving predictive habitat and connectivity modeling.  His focus is in spatial,  statistical and visual techniques for quantifying and displaying the distribution, abundance and behavior of pelagic marine animals.  He is now working on a PhD in spatial management and conservation while advising on this project.

Jason Roberts (Software Engineer)

Daniel Dunn (Inter-project Liaison and Coordination)

Jim Allman (Web Programming and Design)

Sean McKnight (Information Systems)


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