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Adam Shepherd

Adam Shepherd

Information Systems Associate III

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2772

Fax: +1 508 289 2009

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 36

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. Northeastern University, 2001, Computer Science

Research Interests

Linked Data, Semantic Web, Semantic Entity Pairing, RESTful Architectures, Drupal, Software Sustainability

Research Statement

I write software to support marine metadata management, discovery and access through open source software (Drupal, Virtuoso, jQuery, OpenLayers), design patterns (RESTful APIs, MVC) and linked open data technologies (JSON-LD, RDF, ontologies/vocabularies).


BCO-DMO (Drupal, Virtuoso) 2014-present
Project Vocabulary Mapper (Drupal), 2012
R2R Cruise Planning Pilot Project (Drupal), 2012
WHOI Content Management System (Java), 2005-2012
- RESTful API (2012)
- Secure File Manager (2011)
- WHOI Cruiseplanner (2010)
- CMS Java libraries (2009)
- Sitebuilder (2007)
ConnectWHOI (Java), 2005-2012
- HR Application Suite (2010)
- People Manager (2009)
- MyWHOI (2006)
- LDAP Administrator (2005)


 Languages: Java, PHP, jQuery, Javascript, SPARQL, SQL, Perl, C/C++, Coldfusion
Semantics: Linked Open Data, Virtuoso, RDF, RDFa, Protégé
Tools: Drupal, iOS SDK, Apache Struts, Apache Tomcat, Hibernate
DevOps: Git, Ant, Jenkins, Selenium, UNIX shell
Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle


Chair, Drupal Working Group, Earth Science Information Partners
Member, Earth Science Information Partners
Member, Descartes-Core Geo-Vocabulary Initiative
Member, European Geophyiscal Union   
Member, American Geophysical Union
Member, WHOI Gender Equity Program Advisory Committee


2001 Co-op of the Year Award, Northeastern University
Reggie Lewis Scholar, Northeastern University