What are your domain(s) of expertise?
- Information and Knowledge Management; - Semantic Web and OGC Technologies and Standards (OWL/RDF(S)/SKOS, OGC/SWE+O&M, SSNO, ...); - Software architectures for distributed and collaborative Risc and Crisis Management; - Integration of Internet-of-Things, GIS and Data Analysis methods, tools and applications for Environmental Monitoring and providing Decision Support; - Renewable Energy and Communication Technologies for "Connecting the Unconnected" and providing educational, health and other basic-infrastructure services to rural communities (together with other Fraunhofer-Institutes); - More than 25 years of experience in local, national and European projects.
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
As a Colombian by birth and up-bringing, I have a strong interest in applying my expertise in the above mentioned fields in Colombia and in other developing countries - for specific FAO topics such as Precision Agriculture and for the WEF-Nexus in general. Towards this aim also, I was one of the two main persons who motivated and acquired the funding for two delegations of Fraunhofer-Institutes (working in the above mentioned fields) to Colombia in September/October 2015 and in March/April 2016. The main objective of these visits was to establish contacts and try to obtain funding for joint applied-research projects - from which research institutions and SMEs working together both in Germany and Colombia could derive new products and services.