Scientific Program Committee - John Broome

John Broome is currently "Head,Data Management Policy and Strategy" for the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada. Mr Broome has over 30 years experience in government and the private sector in the areas of geophysical modeling and imaging, GIS, data architecture, web mapping, and scientific data stewardship and policy. He worked in geophysical consulting industry until 1983 when he joined the Geological Survey of Canada where he has held a series of positions ranging from the application of computer technology and GIS for geoscience interpretation to the policies and standards necessary for the integration, management, and dissemination of digital scientific data and publications.

Mr Broome is an active member of numerous international groups focused on improving the management and accessibility of digital scientific and geospatial data. He is currently the Canadian member of the International Union of Geological Sciences “Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information” (CGI) Council, IUGS Delegate to CODATA, Chair of the Canadian National Committee for CODATA, and a Champion of the OneGeology-International initiative to make geological maps accessible online.