External Advisory Committee

Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability

Arctic Research Data Infrastructure (ARDI)

Canada Foundation for Innovation Cyberinfrastructure Initiative – Project 37181

ARDI External Advisory Committee

The ARDI External Advisory Committee (EAC) provides scientific and technical advice to the ARDI Project Team and supports the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability (CCADI) in guiding the development of a national structure for governance of Canadian Polar Data that contributes to the longterm development of both Canadian and global polar data systems and governance.



As Executive Director of ArcticNet, Dr. Christine Barnard is directly responsible for all aspects of the organization's operations and strategic development. She is particularly interested in building bridges between government authorities, northern communities, academia and the private sector in order to maximize the impact of northern research. She has extensive experience in northern research and infrastructure management and coordination. She worked at Centre d’études nordiques (CEN) for 11 years as Science Coordinator and managed the research program and the Centre’s network research and environmental monitoring stations across the eastern Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic. She has served, and still serves, on a number of advisory committees, including the Canadian Polar Data Management Committee and the external advisory committee of the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability (CCADI); the CMOS ArcticSIG Executive Committee; the SAON Committee on Observing Networks (CON); the Board of Directors for the Canadian Network of Research Operators (CNNRO; cnnro.ca); the Hudson Bay Consortium Steering Committee; she led the Infrastructure Working Group for INQ (inq.ulaval.ca); and was delegated to represent Université Laval and CEN at ACUNS (acuns.ca), INTERACT (eu-interact.org), and the University of the Arctic. She obtained her B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology at McGill University, which included two semesters at Memorial University in Newfoundland. After working as a professional biologist, she obtained a Masters and PhD in Environmental Sciences at UQTR with research focused on food web dynamics in the St. Lawrence River and estuary.              
Dr. Øystein Godøy


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Mr. Tom Kralidis


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Alexa Reedman is the North by North Research Manager and Partnerships Coordinator at ArcticNet. She is responsible for the co-creation and implementation of the North by North Program and manages relationships with multiple stakeholders, rights holders, and partners. In this role, she works closely with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), Makivik Corporation, Kativik Regional Government (KRG), Nunatsiavut Government (NG), Yukon University, Aurora College, Nunavut Arctic College, Government of Yukon, Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut. Prior to her work at ArcticNet, Ms. Reedman was employed by the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network as the Research Program Manager following her undergraduate studies in Management and Science. She had a prominent role in the renewal of the Network and served as the national Project Manager for the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) initiative, working in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (“DFO”)’s Oceans Science Branch from 2015-2020.