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Ms Kate Roberts

Professional Title: Programme Manager/Project Manager

Primary domain: Data Management (policy & practice, culture and infrastructure)

Organization name: Bureau of Meteorology

Organization type: Government/Public Services

City / Country: Melbourne - Australia

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2006-2009: Director of BlueNet (Australian Marine Science Data Network, which became the AODN in 2009), aimed at fostering data-sharing and data-stewardship (in Universities, government and research organisations). 2009-2011: Deputy Director of IMOS-eMII (which oversees the AODN and other marine science data projects). Previously, managed a range of collaborative change-management, resource-sharing, systemic infrastructure projects. Extensive previous experience in Academic Libraries. Research interests: all aspects of data management and related policies and culture. Expertise in standards development (metadata & data), policy analysis and development, tools for metadata and data-management and data lifecycle (including involvement in GeoNetwork enhancement).