Data Steward

Data Steward

  • Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is a world-leading organization supporting ocean discovery and technological innovation. ONC is as a not-for-profit society that operates and manages innovative cabled observatories on behalf of the University of Victoria that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to various scientific instruments located in coastal, deep-ocean and Arctic environments. ONC’s cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on and above the seabed, along with mobile and land-based assets. These strategically located instruments address key scientific and policy issues (subsea earthquakes and tsunamis, ocean acidification, marine biodiversity, etc.) within a wide range of environments.

    ONC's Observatory Operations' division is mandated to ensure the acquisition, curation and delivery of high-quality data to a global research community.  As a department within Observatory Operations, Data Stewardship supports this mandate through the critical activities of metadata and data curation, and the provision of geospatial services and operations support. Curation activities enhance metadata and data discovery, retrieval, provenance, quality, archival, and interoperability. Geospatial services focus on maps, geodatabases, notices to mariners/shipping, and bathymetric/navigational data management. Operations support ensures that the extensive and complex workflows that guide the preparation and deployment of underwater instruments are conducted in a manner that maximizes the probability success and the delivery of quality data to the global research community.

    The Data Steward is primarily responsible for acquiring, verifying and maintaining metadata and data for ONC. Properly curated data is critical for scientific and non-scientific users to understand, interpret and analyze the information collected via the instruments on the network operated by ONC. ONC’s primary mission to maintain long time series data sets cannot be achieved without robust and accurate metadata. Secondary duties include field and at-sea support during infrastructure maintenance operations that occur multiple times a year for up to four weeks duration, or day and multi day trips.

    This position is required to work designated shifts through extended hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when supporting expedition operations.

  • Victoria BC
  • 11 Nov 2019
  • 21 Nov 2019
  • 10 Jan 2020
  • For a full job description and to apply for this position: Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications to:  https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/4062 .