Meet the passionate team of scientists, researchers, data analysts, and software developers behind Seamap Australia.
Peter Walsh is the Manager, Data and Information Systems at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.
Peter is responsible for ensuring the Seamap Australia architecture and platform is secure, sustainably maintained, complies with the FAIR data principles, and keeps operating to meet our end users needs. This includes ensuring operational and technical compatibility with the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) portal and other marine science and management infrastructure.
Peter began his career working in Fire Behaviour and Ecology research for the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM, now DBCA) in Western Australia. Given an opportunity to diversify, he began writing eResearch applications for managing research data before progressing to the role of Operations Manager in CALM’s Data Centre. In the late ’90’s, he started an enterprise developing software for monitoring data centre infrastructure, which went on to sell in six languages to over 30 countries worldwide. In 2007, Peter joined the Bluenet Project at the University of Tasmania, eventually taking up his current position as Manager, Data and Information Systems at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in 2011.