Jeff Ardron, M.Sc. – President


Jeff currently lives in Germany working as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Sustainability (IASS), in Potsdam. His fellowship research is Maritime Governance in the Anthropocene. Previously, he was Director of the High Seas Program for the Marine Conservation Institute in Washington, DC. Before that…

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Andrew Lewin, M.Sc. – Vice President

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Andrew Lewin is a Marine Spatial Ecologist, and the President of Spatial-Conserve Inc. He specializes in the conservation of coastal habitats. Andrew has worked in the Arctic, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico participating in various projects such as water quality studies, sediment quality studies, fishery and benthic invertebrate studies, and marine mammal surveys.

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Evert Kenk, R.P.F.- Treasurer

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Evert Kenk’s experience includes providing strategic provincial direction, advising legislation, setting policy and standards, leading organizational change, establishing needed governance, and delivering and operating land-related information systems.

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Edward Gregr, M.Sc. – Secretary


Ed Gregr is the Principal of SciTech Environmental Consulting. His consulting work focuses on the development of species‐habitat relationships in marine environments, and the classification of both shelf and oceanic habitats, in collaboration with provincial and federal agencies.

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Dave Nicolson, M.C.P.M.


Dave Nicolson is a geographic consultant who specializes in the use of geospatial data to support land and marine planning. Over the past 20 years, he has worked on projects for the Federal government, BC Provincial government, municipal governments, industry, First Nations, ENGOs and academia.

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Henry Kucera, M.Sc.


Henry Kucera is a recognized expert in designing spatial and temporal intelligence and decision support systems, and an advocate for collaboration between academia and industry.

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Mark Zacharias, Ph.D.

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Mark Zacharias is an Assistant Deputy Minister with the Province of BC, and he is responsible for Provincial mapping and geographic information programs as well as its ecosystem-based management programs. Dr. Zacharias is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Victoria.

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Julie Suen


Julie is currently a Master of Laws student at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law.  She is pursuing a specialization in ocean law and policy, and in environmental law. Prior to her relocation to Honolulu, she practiced insurance litigation law in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

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