Jun She is a senior researcher and chief consultant at Danish Meteorological Institute, with over 30 years of experience in oceanography. His expertise encompasses designing optimal observational networks, marine pollution, seamless observations, modelling and integration in land-to-sea aquatic continuum, digital twin of ocean, and development of operational forecasting systems and marine information service in multi-scales, especially Green Transition in recent years. Jun has dedicated to develop operational oceanographic systems in Baltic-North Sea, and collaboration in national, regional and European scale by actively involving in CMEMS, EMODnet and EuroGOOS activities in the past two decades. He has been chairing the EuroGOOS Scientific Advisory Working Group and Baltic Sea Operational Oceanographic System (BOOS) for the past 8 years. He was coordinator of EMODnet Baltic Sea Check Point project and scientific coordinator of EU-China Marine Data Partnership project EMOD-PACE.
Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV, Bologna, Italy) since April 2011, Ph.D. in Environmental Science with main focus on statistical data analysis, in situ data quality control, mapping techniques, model validation and ocean monitoring indicators. She has experience on coastal modelling, regional reanalysis, climatologies and data management. She participated to several EU-Projects such as SeaDataNet I and II, MyOcean, SeaDataCloud and the Copernicus Marine Service (phase I) as responsible for the Mediterranean Monitoring and Forecasting Center of multi-year products’ cross cutting activities and contributing to the Copernicus Ocean State Report. In SeaDataNet and SeaDataCloud projects she coordinated the quality assurance activities of temperature and salinity data, the release of derived aggregated datasets and climatologies for all EU marginal seas. Scientific manager of the EMODnet MedSea Checkpoint project, dedicated to the assessment of the adequacy of the observing system at the Mediterranean basin scale. She is currently involved in important EU projects dedicated to the developments of the European Open Science Cloud services in the marine domain, such as FAIR-EASE and Blue Cloud 2026. In Blue Cloud 2026 she coordinates the Physical Workbench task. She promotes open data practices within the EMODnet Data Ingestion project to facilitate data sharing in the marine domain. Topical Editor (Ocean) for the Earth System Science Data (ESSD) Journal since October 2021.
Mike Smit is the Deputy Scientific Director for the Ocean Frontier Institute, and the PI for the Atlantic Regional Association of the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System. He is a Professor and Acting Dean in the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, where he studies how information systems can benefit people, organizations, and society, while also mitigating risks emerging technology poses. His work on research data management brought him to oceans data early in his career. He has published in a wide variety of disciplines thanks to a broad set of collaborations, and has received various research, service, and teaching awards.