We are delighted to announce that Frands Carlsen has joined our Species360 team as a Member Advocate. In this role, Frands will work directly with aquariums, zoos, rescue and rehabilitation, and wildlife centers to help them record and use essential data on animals and collections.
Frands has been an integral part of Species360 since serving on the Science and Technology Advisory Committee in the mid-90’s. As part of the Global Animal Data Group he was instrumental in developing what is now the integrated, cloud-based Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). Frands helped to mobilize regions around the world, establish data standards, develop business use cases, and implement user acceptance testing. Frands has served on the the Species360 Board of Trustees for many years, providing guidance and feedback as our community has grown.
Frands has resigned his position as a Species360 trustee to fulfill this new role. We are grateful that he will be contributing his talent and experience to our team full-time. Welcome, Frands!