Janice Trotte Duhá – Advisor of Ocean Affairs of the Secretary of STI of the Brazilian Navy, Brazil

Janice Romaguera Trotte-Duhá has earned a degree in Oceanography at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. She presently serves as a Special Adviser to the Director General of Science, Nuclear and Technological Development of the Brazilian Navy, after having served as General Coordinator for Ocean Sciences and Antarctica at the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC) for three.

Her focus is on the reduction of the scientific and technological gap that still separates Brazil from more developed nations, through the strengthening of scientific and technological infrastructure in support to oceanographic research and operations in the Tropical and South Atlantic.

At the internactional scenario, Janice has served as Programme Manager for the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, from 1997 to 2000, and as Vice-Chair for GOOS from 1996 to 1998. She was also seconded by the Government of Brazil to lead the IOC/UNESCO Regional GOOS Office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2002 to 2009.

Janice Trotte Duhá represents Brazil at the PIRATA Resources Board (PRB), a project set up by Brazil, France and the USA that has been recognized as extremely important for ocean observations in the Tropical Atlantic and a fine example on how to collaborate to reach common scientific knowledge available to all nations interested in oceans and climate.

In Brazil, she has coordinated the GOOS National Programme for over a decade, with many observing networks being settled and that are still running, collecting data to the benefit of many institutions, academia and public services in the country.

Janice also takes part in some bilateral programmes regarding Ocean Sciences and Services between Brazil and the European Union, the USA, Germany, Canada, France and the UK, as well as a strong trilateral cooperation between Brazil, India and South Africa (IBSA).