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Vaughn Barrie
Research Scientist
Natural Resources Canada - Geological Survey of Canada (Pacific)

(Biography) EDUCATION 1981-1986 PhD., Oceanography, University of Wales 1976 -1978 M.Sc., Marine Geology and Oceanography, University of Wales 1975-1976 Graduate Diploma in Applied Marine Science, University College of Swansea 1970-1974 B.Sc. in Geology, University of Calgary PRESENT POSITIONS Nov. 1989 – present – Senior Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada - Pacific • Visiting Scientist to Geoscience Australia, December 2009 – August 2010. • Project Manager for the Pacific North Coast Integrated Ocean Management Project. • Member of the UNESCO response in the Republic of Seychelles. • Project Manager of the Canada/US transboundary habitat and geohazards mapping project with Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (California). • Project Manager of the Georgia Basin Geohazards Initiative. • Management of an international program with German Research Foundation and the University of Stuttgart to undertake research on the globally unique sponge reefs off the northwest Pacific coast of Canada and the establishment of Marine Protected Areas. • Scientific member of the "Western Patagonia (Chile) Project" with the Universities of Northern Illinois, Ohio State and Rice (1993 - 1996). • Establish the Coastal Zone Mapping and Resource Assessment Program in Vanuatu for the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (1992). • Senior Scientist for over thirty research cruises to the Canadian Atlantic margin (Grand Banks, Labrador shelf), northwest Pacific margin, western South American margin, Indian Ocean and east Timor Sea (northern Australia). Oct. 1990 – present - Adjunct Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria • Graduate teaching and supervision of four PhD and eleven M.Sc. students. • Participant, NSERC/SSHRC Coasts under Stress Project (Marine Minerals Program). • Participant, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) Project. • Co-applicant of the Canadian Climate Change Action Fund (CCAF) proposal “Coastal vulnerability to climate change and sea level rise, Graham Island, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) BC. • CEOR Course Director for the Canadian International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD)) sponsored course for Indian Ocean countries, Mombasa, Kenya, February 1992. PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS • Canadian Director, Circum-Pacific Council for energy and mineral resources (2001-present). • Leader of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Focus Group on ‘Rapid Environmental Changes and Human Activity Impacting Continental Shelf Systems’ (2014-2018). • Visiting scientist to Geoscience Australia from September 2009 to August 2010. • Member and Chair of the Selection Committee for the Huntsman Medal in Oceanography as part of the A.G. Huntsman Foundation (2007 – 2014). • External representative for the Marine National Facility of Australia (Government of Australia). • Member of the Pacific Scientific Advice Review Committee (PSARC) for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (2000 -2010). • President of the Marine Geoscience Division, Geological Association of Canada (2001 - 2004). • Advisor to Government of Canada’s offshore minerals management and legislation initiative • Advisor to the Canadian Position Paper - Ocean and Seas for the UN 7th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development. • Canadian Representative for the International Arctic Science Committee (1993 - 2000). • Board of Directors of the Pacific Marine Technology Centre, Victoria, Canada (1996 - 1998). • Canadian Representative to the Co-ordinating Committee for Coastal and Offshore Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP), Bangkok, Thailand (1992 - 1995). • Canadian Technical Adviser to the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), Suva, Fiji (1991 - 1994). • Visiting scientist to Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, 1987 - 1988.


Project Member

Integrated Marine Geoscience to Guide Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development in Frobisher Bay, Nunavut

Primary Address

Natural Resources Canada - Geological Survey of Canada (Pacific)

, British Columbia