Dilumie obtained her PhD from the University of Victoria in May, 2010 with expertise on Climate Variability and Change Impact assessments on Coasts and Oceans. In her role as a scientific data specialist, she is responsible for maintaining high data quality standards for our data products. She believes that the provision of accurate data for researchers is crucial for the success of any research program and, considers her role in NEPTUNE Canada as the best way to contribute to that effort.
Dilumie obtained her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Hon.) from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She earned a MSc. in Hydraulic Engineering (with Distinction) from the International Institute for Infrastructure and Hydraulic Engineering (IHE), Delft, the Netherlands. She possesses over 10-years experience in quantitative analysis of coastal and ocean data, including verification and quality control of data and statistical data analysis. Her expertise also expands to Physical Oceanography, Physical and Mathematical modeling of hydrodynamics, waves and sediment transport modeling, statistical modeling of extremes, and assessment of climate variability and change impacts on coastal environmental drivers with special emphasis on the Pacific Ocean and coastal margins. Her professional career includes work for 7-years as a professional coastal engineer cum coastal and ocean modeling expert in Sri Lanka, and the Netherlands. She also served for over 2 years as a coastal climate impacts analyst for the BC Ministry of Environment.
In addition to Dilumie’s regular work with NEPTUNE Canada, she also serves as an active volunteer for the University of Victoria Let’s Talk Science outreach program, where she frequently visits Vancouver Island local and rural schools as a volunteer educator on Climate Change Impacts and adaptation. The purpose of her outreach efforts is to increase awareness/knowledge of Global warming and Climate Change impacts among school youth. She is fascinated by the natural beauty of amazing Vancouver Island and, considers her job with NEPTUNE Canada in Victoria as a dream come true.
NEPTUNE Canada staff are listed below. For more contacts, see our full listing of staff within VENUS, Ocean Networks Canada, and the Ocean Networks Canada Centre for Enterprise and Engagement.
Kate Moran, director
Kim Juniper, associate director
Fern Johnson, associate director
Ian Kulin, associate director (interim)
The following external consultants have worked closely with NEPTUNE Canada in the past.
Benoît Pirenne, associate director
Li Yan, Visiting Scientist, China National Ocean Technology Centre
Eric Guillemot, Manager, Software Team
Bob Crosby, Team Lead
Martin Hofmann, systems manager