Cynthia "Cyndy" Chandler was an Information Systems Specialist in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. During her career she participated in 18 research cruises, predominantly as a CTD technician. Her current research interests are in the field of Ocean Informatics, research that lies at the intersection of computer and information science and oceanography. As a member of several research teams, she uses information systems to facilitate oceanographic research with specific focus on: data management, curation and publication; database design; data system architecture; development of marine ontologies; marine metadata standards; and the use of Semantic Web technologies to facilitate the process by which ocean science data and information become knowledge. She was a co-PI for the US NSF funded Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO DMO, http://bco-dmo.org/); Lead PI at WHOI for the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) project (http://www.rvdata.us), Lead PI at WHOI for the NSF EarthCube funded OceanLink and GeoLink projects (http://earthcube.org/group/geolink); one of the US partners in the Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) project (http://odip.org); and co-chair of the Marine Data Harmonization Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance (http://rd-alliance.org). She recently completed a two-year term as co-chair of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE, http://iode.org) of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.