Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability

Arctic Research Data Infrastructure (ARDI)

Canada Foundation for Innovation Cyberinfrastructure Initiative – Project 37181


The Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability (CCADI) Board provides scientific and technical advice to the ARDI Project Team (Figure 1) and supports CCADI in guiding the development of a national structure for governance of Canadian Polar Data that contributes to the long-term development of both Canadian and global polar data systems and governance.

Dr. Karen Payne is the Associate Director for International Technology for the World Data System, a component of the International Science Council. Her role is to help WDS member institutions build out their contributions to the global research data infrastructure. Prior to joining the University of Victoria, Dr. Payne worked at the University of Georgia providing data services to the humanitarian community involved in disaster relief and recovery activities. Dr. Payne earned a joint PhD in Geography and Engineering from the Australian National University investigating artificial intelligence techniques for classifying satellite images.


Dr. Jonathan Dewar is descended from Huron-Wendat, French-, and Scottish-Canadian grandparents. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the First Nations Information Governance Centre. He has spent most of his 20+ year career directing research and knowledge translation initiatives on behalf of Indigenous-governed national NGOs and has been recognized as a leader in healing and reconciliation and Indigenous health and well-being education, policy, and research. From 2012-2016, Jonathan served as the first Director of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and Special Advisor to the President at Algoma University. From 2007-2012, Jonathan served as Director of Research at the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, where he led the Foundation's research and evaluation efforts. Jonathan received a doctorate from the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University, where his research focused on the role of the arts in health, healing, and reconciliation. He also holds an appointment as Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.


Mr. Craig Larlee

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Dr. Gerlis Fugmann

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