Honorary Chair

Anya M. Waite (BScHon Dalhousie; PhD UBC) is CEO of the Ocean Frontier Institute.  She was Post-Doctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Winthrop Professor in Australia, before becoming Section Head of Biological Oceanography at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany. She won numerous teaching excellence awards. Internationally, Dr. Waite co-Chairs the Global Ocean Observation System, and is Canada’s representative on the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Study Group.