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Dr Joan Masó

The Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF)

Principal investigator of CREAF in the interoperability, quality and certifications tasks.

Dr Masó has a PhD in Geography, MSc in Physics, and a MSc in Electronic Engineering all in the UAB). Since 1995 he is a researcher at CREAF and GIS developer. Co-creator of the MiraMon compressed map and the MiraMon Map Reader idea in 1997; the first MiraMon technology for Internet distribution. Teacher in a RS and GIS master in the UAB. Creator of Remote Sensing imagery visualization and download web data portals. Expert in JPEG2000 format. He is an active member of the TC of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) since 2003 (editor OGC 07- 057r7 WMTS standard and chair of the Iberian and Latin American Forum). Spanish representative in the TC 211 and editor of the ISO 19165 Preservation of geospatial data and metadata. OGC Gardels gold medal. He coordinated the GeoViQua FP7 project (research project about visualization of quality information in GEOSS), H2020 ConnectinGeo, and participated, H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL, H2020 GroundTruth 2.0, H2020 WeObserve H2020 ERA-PLANET, H2020 E-Shape, H2020 BestMap as well as some other national and local projects related both with remote sensing and geospatial standards and applications. Member of the H2020 Landsense and GEOCradle scientific advisory board. Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) former division president in the European Geosciences Union. Chair of the OWS Common and member of the OGC Architecture Board. Chair of the Citizens Science GEOSS working group.