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The International Technology Office (ITO) is based at the University of Victoria, at Ocean Networks Canada in British Columbia, Canada. To learn more about the ITO and their work, please visit

The ITO was formed in late 2018 with the mission to build trustworthy and enduring global research data infrastructure for the public good. 

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Reyna Jenkins



Reyna is the Director for the World Data System-International Technology Office hosted at Ocean Networks Canada. She has served Ocean Networks Canada in its Digital Infrastructure department since 2009 and concurrently leads the Data Stewardship team which provides meta and data management, geospatial services, and expedition support. In her previous role as scientific programmer, Reyna generated data products and visuals for the NEPTUNE Canada network. In both roles, she has been a keen contributor in the design of Oceans 3.0 tools and interoperability with other ocean data providers. Since 2018, she has served on the Board of the CoreTrustSeal, the organization that defines the certification criteria for research data repositories to belong to the WDS. She received her Bachelor of Mathematics in the Applied Mathematics Co-operative Program from the University of Waterloo, and her Master of Science in Ocean Physics under Dr. Eric Kunze at the University of Victoria. Prior work experience spans companies specializing in oceanographic monitoring systems, aerospace, and information technology.

ORCID 0000-0001-6975-6816

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