I originally graduated as a botanist from the University of Tasmania, and have been working for the Australian Antarctic Division since 1998. In 1999 I was appointed the metadata officer for the Australian Antarctic Division. I work with the Global Change Master Directory to manage the AADCs metadata solution using the DIF standard. I have also converted our DIF metadata into the 19115 standard, and have been involved in the Australian Government working groups on both the 19115 and the 19115-1 metadata standards. I am currently also involved with the IAEA Ocean Acidification International, Coordination Centre to further access to, and harmonisation of, ocean acidification data.