Dr. S. Kim Juniper is Science Director for the Ocean Networks Canada undersea cabled observatory. He is also a Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria, and holder of the BC Leadership Chair in Ocean Ecosystems and Global Change.

The primary focus of his research has been the microbiology and ecology of submarine hydrothermal systems. Juniper co-leads the Biodiversity theme in the Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe). He has been an advisor to the International Seabed Authority on the biology of hydrothermal vents and currently chairs the InterRidge Industry Liaison Committee that is working with the deep-sea mining sector to develop joint guidelines for the environmentally responsible extraction of seafloor massive sulphide ore deposits.