Dr. Karen Weitemeyer is an internationally recognized expert in marine electromagnetic (EM) methods applied to mapping marine gas hydrate deposits. She has over 10 years world-wide experience in the collection, processing, and modelling of marine EM data. She most recently obtained her Professional Geoscientist designation while working for Advisian, WorleyParsons in Calgary, Alberta on a variety of land-based near surface geophysics projects such as contaminate transport and bedrock mapping, reviewing UXO remediation documents, and cross well ERT modelling. Prior to this Karen held a Lectureship in Marine Electromagnetics at the University of Southampton and is currently a visiting researcher. Karen has written and co-authored several scientific papers on marine EM methods applied to mapping gas hydrates. Karen received her PhD in 2008 from the University of California, San Diego while studying at the Marine EM Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Karen obtained her BSc (Hon) Geophysics in 2003 from the University of British Columbia and is pleased to be returning to British Columbia.