It is more than a year ago now that I started working with the CRCSI on the Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) program, also known as Program 3. The mandate given to the newly appointed science director and myself, the research fellow, was quite straight forward: “Produce a draft research strategy within 6 months, followed by a research project or we may close that program down.” This was my first task as a research fellow, baptism of fire. I had absolutely no idea what was installed for the next 12 months of my life, and on that note, nor did my family. It was a ride that took me to places and introduced me to people I never thought I would visit or meet.
Where are we at now? Program 3’s Project 3.01 is up and running… more to follow.