Ganisheva Krasimira

Krasimira has a Master’s degree in Geodesy from University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her background includes a specific expertise in geomatics, agriculture, GIS and database management tools and support. She joined the JRC in 2007 as Seconded National Expert and contributed to the development of control methods for monitoring of agricultural resources under Common Agricultural Policy framework.

Saura Santiago

Santiago is a forest landscape ecologist that joined the JRC in February 2016. His main interests are quantitative methods in spatial ecology, landscape connectivity analysis and forest biodiversity conservation. His research outputs include applied recommendations for landscape planning and endangered species conservation, new methods for the analysis of habitat connectivity and landscape configuration, and the implementation of some of these new methods in freely available software tools (Conefor).

Ostermann Ole

Ole is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission since 2002. Ole is an ecologist and holds a PhD in agronomy from his studies in Hamburg, Montpellier and Goettingen. He had previously worked in protected areas, and for four years at the European Topic Centre for Nature Conservation in Paris, for the European Environment Agency. In the JRC he contributes to the coordination of the research activities related to biodiversity and ecosystem services and acts as contact point to stakeholders.

Mandrici Andrea

Andrea has fifteen years of experience in analysis and management of spatial data related to Natural Resources. He comes from Rome (IT), and is MSc in Natural Sciences and PhD in Biology and Ecology at University of Perugia, where he has been contract researcher at the Biology Department, involved in studies on wildlife. He worked in Tanzania, with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and OIKOS East Africa, for the Tanzanian National Land Use Plan and for a Food Security Project.

Graziano Mariagrazia

Mariagrazia is a biologist with a PhD in marine ecology, marine resources management and conservation. Mariagrazia has a background in experimental ecology methods to highlight biodiversity changes in relation to human impacts and protection measures (Marine Protected Areas) and in applying causal framework (such as Driving-Pressure-State-Impact-Response) to describe the interactions between society and the environment. She joined the JRC in October 2013 to support the BIOPAMA project. She is also a contact point within JRC for the Caribbean region in BIOPAMA.

Garcia Bendito Eduardo

Eduardo is a trainee at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. He is a master student of Environmental Sciences, interested in geographic information science to study landscape ecology and eco-geomorphic processes. He has collaborated with the Cartographic Service at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) and worked as assistant in the PARTICIPIA project for participatory assessment of land cover changes in Northern Botswana. In the GCAD project of the JRC, Eduardo is contributing to the eConservation component of the DOPA.

Dubois Grégoire

Grégoire is the Project Leader of the Global Conservation And Development (GCAD) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. He has been working around 20 years in the field of geoinformatics applied to environmental monitoring and modeling (radioactivity, air quality, biodiversity) and he is now leading a team working on information systems in support to biodiversity and ecosystems services, with a focus on support to developing countries. His qualifications include a BSc in Zoology, an MSc in Radiobiology (Brussels) and a PhD in Geostatistics (Lausanne).

Delli Giacomo

Giacomo is a GIS and Remote Sensing expert, presently working as back-end GIS Developer for DOPA and BIOPAMA projects. With an MSc in Tropical Agriculture, he has more than 20 years of experience in technical cooperation with developing countries, dealing with GIS applications for environmental management, agricultural development and water resources management, image processing, land cover mapping. During his career, he travelled extensively in Africa and the Middle East and lived as permanent resident in Algeria and Iraq.

Conti Michele

Michele is working as a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. He graduated in Information Science at University of Milan (Italy), Telematics Laboratory. He worked at the European Commission JRC for the Image2000 project, Nuclear Safeguards in the framework of the Additional Protocol (SIT), Environmental information systems ESDAC (European Soil Data Centre) and EFDAC (European Forest Data Centre) and the implementation of the digital platform of New World Atlas on Desertification (WAD).

Battistella Luca

Luca is a Geospatial Developer with a background in Geography and Geographical Information Sciences (GIS). He has been developing web GIS applications and analysis for more than 10 years within various international projects, mainly in Africa and in the Middle East. He joined the European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC) in 2013, where he has been working initially for the European Environment Agency and later within the Global Conservation and Development program.