Sean Gaffney from the British Oceanographic Data Centre here. Up until now, I have been the Data Manager for Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry Work Package 1 and Work Package 4. Unfortunately, I am no longer going to be involved with SSB, having just taken on a new role within BODC as the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Standards Officer.
I’m saddened that I’m leaving SSB at this time, just as the data collection is beginning to start in earnest, but I know that I leave you in the capable hands of my colleague Louise Darroch, who will be responsible for all five work packages from now on.
I want to wish you all good luck for the remainder of the programme and hope that the science outputs from the research match the enthusiasm of all the SSB participants. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working with you all and look forward to meeting you all again in the future.
Sean Gaffney,(Ex) Data Manager for Work Package 1 and Work Package 4