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___________________________________CREAF: Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (Spain)_____________________________________________

The Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) is a public research institution that was created in 1987 by the Generalitat (Autonomous Government) of Catalonia , the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC) and The University of Barcelona (UB), to promote basic and applied research in terrestrial ecology. CREAF has made important contributions in terrestrial ecology and towards a sustainable management of the environment and technology transfer. Some of these contributions are the publication of numerous scientific papers in international academic journals and the development of numerous scientific methodologies and technological tools such as the GIS&RS software MiraMon© .

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CREAF is the initiator and project coordinator and will work on; administrative and technical project management; the overall system architecture, user requirements and integration; will develop some of the quality elicitation and visualisation tools and provenance graphical visualisation, graphical catalogue. CREAF will participate in validation with technical support and in the dissemination and standardisation.

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Dr. Joan Masó (PhD in Geography, MSc in Physics in 1994, and a MSc in Electronic Engineering) since 1995 he is a researcher at CREAF. Co-creator of the MiraMon compressed map and the MiraMon Map Reader idea in 1997; the first MiraMon technology for Internet distribution. He is a co-developer of the OGC WMS, WFS and WCS server and client MiraMon technology. He is co-developer of the MiraMon vector data model and metadata profile. He is an active member of the TC of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) since 2003 and the editor OGC 07-057r7 WMTS recently approved and Spanish representative for the current ISO19115 revision process. Key role on the project: Technical coordination and management of the project.

Ms. Ivette Serral (Degrees in Environmental Sciences, MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS) is researcher at CREAF since 2005. The main objective of her work is to develop and manage GIS for the public administration: the Catalan marine and coastal information system, the Catalan healthcare information system, the Andorran environmental information system, etc. She developed new methodological tools in reference systems integration and multicriteria studies. She has also been deployed several Web geodata portals (e.g., Thalassa, an interoperable portal gathering all MODIS SST and Chlor-a images from the Terra and Aqua series). She has been collaborating with secondary schools to disseminate GIS science and applications. Key role on the project: Technical management.

M.Sc. Anna Riverola (Degree in Biology and MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS) is currently a researcher at CREAF. In 2009 she joined the research group GRUMETS and since then she has been working in remote sensing and GIS applied to agriculture, water resources, disaster data and data quality and web services. Since 2002 she has participated in national and international research projects and research centres on marine and terrestrial conservation and dissemination activities. In GeoViQua she is setting up visualization services and is working on improving client side usability in catalogue searches by presenting stadistical summaries.

Mr. Guillem Closa (Degrees in Geography, MSc in GIS) is a researcher at CREAF since 2012. Previously worked in Italy at the Environmental department of Iren AcquaGas ( Genoa), where he currently developed cartography about water quality, deployed new methodologies for mapping water quality by using Open Source GIS, and worked on the elaboration of a new Intranet Map service. There, he also took part in the FP7 project Prepared, enabling the change generating Floods hazard Maps . Key role on the project: provenance visualization tools.

Ir.Daniel Díaz Benito (Bachelor's in Environmental Sciences and MSc. in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Geoinformatics) is working at CREAF since 2012. He is specialized in spatial data processing and analysis using web embeddable interpreted languages (Python and JavaScript). His research has been mainly in lidar data modeling and visualization, being his MSc. thesis focused on retrieving, modeling and visualizing train rails in point clouds. Key role in the project: spatial software engineering.


Formerly participated the following people: Dr.Joan Pino, Ms.Núria Julià, Ms.Paula Díaz and Mr.Víctor Zaldo.

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