Adam Shepherd is the Technical Director for the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) located at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he was worked as a software developer since 2000. He serves as co-chair of the Vocabulary Services and Semantics Interest Group for the Research Data Alliance. Currently, his work focuses on data semantics for improved discovery and reuse.
Doug Fils joined the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) in the position of Data Management Technical Expert in December 2009. His work focuses on leveraging web architecture and semantics to address issues around findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR) data. He is engaged with AGU ESSI, ESIP, RDA and W3C groups in areas related to this work.