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.