William Michener is Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives at the University of New Mexico’s College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences. He serves as Project Director for New Mexico’s National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Programs, and Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)—a large DataNet project supported by NSF. He is involved in research related to creating information technologies supporting data-intensive environmental science, development of federated data systems, and community engagement and education. He has a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Carolina and has published extensively in marine science, as well as the ecological and information sciences. He serves on several Boards of non-profit organizations and has expertise in project management and meeting facilitation. He is Editor of Ecological Archives, Associate Editor for Ecological Informatics, and a member of the Editorial Board for Ecology.