About Us


The Data Detektiv was founded in 2013 by Anne E. Thessen. She has a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. She has over 30 publications and has worked on data projects such as the Census of Marine Life, The Encyclopedia of Life, and the Data Conservancy.


“I am greatly impressed with the depth and breadth of database knowledge available at The Data Detektiv. They have strong organization and communication skills and the ability to work across disciplines in a timely and efficient manner. They have done an outstanding job. I am a thoroughly satisfied customer!”

– Dr. Elizabeth North UMCES


“I found Dr. Anne Thessen’s help invaluable when faced with the need to find existing data on nutrient concentrations in the Arctic Ocean. She is a team player whose pleasant competence made every member of our research team better.”

– Dr. Louis Codispoti UMCES