"Who could ask for a better 12 years?? I am leaving VENUS with such a wealth of memories, experiences, new knowledge and cakes consumed.
It has been an incredible privilege to work with the talented group of people—both the Team and the Users—that took a sketch on a blackboard to a complex network of instrumentation, cabling, connectors, computers, programming and data products: VENUS. Innovation, trouble-shooting and crisis management, both on land and at sea, were tools well-honed by the truly amazing staff (we earned the cakes).
I loved being part of solutions as ideas coalesced from all directions in a team who always rose to the occasion; I’ll miss the laughter. But there are lots of new challenges out there as I am anxious to continue my work in ocean discoveries and marine communities in several parts of the world.
Who could ask for a better 12 years?? - Verena Tunnicliffe
I hope to bring new challenges back to VENUS as a committed User. I’ll have a unique perspective as I know well what happens behind the scenes at Ocean Networks Canada to make it all work. I wish ONC smooth sailing as it cruises into a new era. And take care of the squat lobsters that come up on the platforms!"
–Verena Tunnicliffe, VENUS Director 2001 – 2012