ARP Data Coordinator
Alex Tate is head of the Polar Data Centre at the British Antarctic Survey and acts as the data management co-ordinator for the Arctic Research Programme.
He has over ten years experience of managing scientific data within BAS and has been involved in all stages of the data life cycle from planning, acquisition and processing through to reviewing and archiving and onto analysis and dissemination. He has participated in eight Antarctic marine cruises acquiring a wide range of scientific data but the nearest he's got to the Arctic is a trials cruise to southern Greenland. He originally trained as a geophysicist and then as a (Martian) structural geologist before moving into data management. Alex enjoys running, usually over long distances and generally at speed.