Champions Cohorts

As cohorts of research groups, scientists in the Openscapes Champions program develop skillsets and mindsets around open data science, strengthening culture and resilience in their research groups and beyond.

Learn about these Champions and their exciting, impactful research on their websites below and through our blog and media.


Screenshot from Champions Summit 2019

Halley Froehlich, PhD — University of California at Santa Barbara. A marine aquaculture & fisheries scientist studying global systems.

Allison Horst, PhD — University of California at Santa Barbara. A data science and statistics lecturer in an environmentally-focused graduate program.

Nishad Jayasundara, PhD — University of Maine. A physiologist studying organismal adaptation to their habitat and effects of external environmental factors.

Malin Pinsky, PhD — Rutgers University. An ecologist studying the impacts of climate change on ocean life.

Adrian Stier, PhD — University of California at Santa Barbara. A marine ecologist studying recovery and resilience of ocean ecosystems.

Nina Therkildsen, PhD — Cornell University. An evolutionary biologist using genomic analyses to improve marine conservation and fisheries management.

Chelsea Wood, PhD — University of Washington. An ecologist studying marine and freshwater parasites and infectious disease in a changing world.

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