International Project Office
SOOS Executive Officer: Dr Alyce Hancock
SOOS Data Officer: Dr Pip Bricher
Pip has a PhD from the University of Tasmania on mapping methods for the tundra vegetation of sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, and a masters on the spatial ecology of Adelie penguins. She has also conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Queensland on vegetation swamps in temperate swamps, and research on wine grape disease prediction at the University of Tasmania.
SOOS Science and Communications Officer: Dr Julia Bach
SOOS's Science and Communications Officer, Julia Bach, supports SOOS working groups and task teams through community and stakeholder engagement, creation of the SOOS communication products as well as keeping social media, website, contacts database and working group mailing lists up-to-date.
Julia gained many years of experience in managing communications at her former job as a product manager for the pharmaceutical company Nordmark Pharma. As a scientist, Julia has been working for the University of Kiel in Germany, the GEOMAR in Kiel and the AWI in Bremerhaven, Germany. Since beginning 2021 she is also studying Project Management in part time at Monarch Institute.