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International Project Office - Canada

International Project Office

The main tasks of the International Project Office (IPO) are to:

  • assist the IMBeR SSC in planning and carrying out scientific research;
  • serve as a channel of communication between scientists working in different countries on various aspects of global change; and
  • assist the SSC in collating information on national and regional programmes of global change research relating to IMBeR, to ensure that there is no unnecessary duplication of effort and that IMBeR makes effective use of existing knowledge in its analysis of processes and change at all relevant scales.


John Claydon2
John Claydon
Executive Director
Tel.: + 47 482 02 611
E-mail: John.Claydon@dal.ca

John has a background as a marine ecologist focusing on tropical marine systems, and has worked in a range of roles that includes research, teaching, management, policy, and governance. His most recent position was Director of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.
Lisa Maddison
Lisa Maddison
Deputy Executive Director
Tel.: +1 902-943-4317
E-mail: lisa.maddison@dal.ca

Lisa is a marine biologist who spent many years doing marine resource management on the west coast of South Africa. She swapped over to project coordination and joined IMBeR in 2009.
Tracey Woodhouse
Executive Assistant
Tel.: +1-902-494-4088
E-mail: tracey.woodhouse@dal.ca

Tracey has an educational background in biological engineering and professional experience in student recruitment and academic department support. She divides her time between supporting the Chief Administrative Officer of the Ocean Frontier Institute and the administrative and logistical tasks at the IMBeR IPO-Canada.