Dick Stoddart


Dick Stoddart joined Environment Canada in 1966, in the office responsible for Canada's participation in the International Hydrological Decade program, and in its successor program, the Associate Committee on Hydrology. He joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1978 where he managed several ocean science portfolios in Ottawa, ranging from the oceanic role in offshore energy development, ocean climate research, operational oceanography, ocean science strategies, and components of Canada's participation in the work of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

Dick has participated in many CMOS activities, including: twice as Chair of the Ottawa centre, treasurer of the 1994 Ottawa CMOS Congress, treasurer of the CMOS National Executive for three years, a member of the Scientific Program Committee of the 2003 CMOS Congress in Ottawa and the 2004 CMOS Congress in Edmonton, and a CMOS Councilor-at-Large. He presently serves as the Chair of the CMOS Finance and Investment Committee. Since retirement in January 2000, Dick has undertaken a number of assignments for NRCan, DFO and EC. Also, he acted as Executive Director of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) for the first fifteen months of its existence. Dick is presently the Secretary to the Canadian National Committee for the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (CNC/SCOR).

Dick holds an M.Sc. (Engineering) from Queen's University in 1970.



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