I am a Project leader at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, at the interface between Science and Policy and running the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA, http://dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu/)
I am leading the Global Conservation And Development (GCAD) project involving a team of around 25 people developing information systems focusing on the global assessment of marine and terrestrial protected areas. The work is done in direct support to the secretariat of the CBD and the policy services of the European Commission. Current efforts focus on bridging global information with the actors on the ground to establish closer links with the daily reality.
See DOPA and BIOPAMA (see http://www.biopama.org/) for more information about the work of the team. All these efforts are addressing better and free information for improved decision-making in support to the conservation of the environment.
I am also a
Member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
Honorary Editor of the Journal OneEcosystem (2016 - )
Honorary Editor of the Journal Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation (2015 - )