David Harper is Canada’s GEO Principal and the Director General of the Monitoring and Data Services Directorate (MDSD) within the Meteorological Services of Canada (MSC) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. In his role at MSC, David is responsible for leading the collection and management of meteorological, climatological, hydrometric and environmental data in support of water, weather and climate services in Canada. This includes the management, design, operations, renewal of MSC’s national upper air, surface, marine, hydrometric, lightning, radar, and satellite receiving station networks as well as the IM/IT infrastructure to ensure essential data is openly available for use. David holds a Master of Science Degree in Biology from Université de Montréal and a Bachelor of Science Degree from McGill University with a Joint Major in Biology and Environmental Sciences.
Sessions in which David Harper participates
- Title: Advancing Space Based Observation in Canada: The Federal Government of Canada Geospatial Directors General Panel
- 3:30 PM EDT - 4:30 PM EDT | 1 hour