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Jose Lorenzo Mon

Geospatial technologies that support the development of distributed geo-spatial processes


Our mission is to design and implement architectures that involve the use and process of geospatial information. Our research in the geospatial domain applies to Earth Observation Data for wildlife monitoring, agriculture monitoring, provision of modelling and analytics tools, measure planning and decision support for climate change, geographic information for Open Data and Big Data, and driving innovation in Crisis Management.



Our vision is to address current and future challenges related to: 

  • Earth Observation and Security providing inputs to the Copernicus and GEOSS initiatives.
  • Multiple Risk and Emergency Management, applying results of previous projects in early warning for tsunamis, biodiversity, cultural heritage, agriculture, etc.
  • Observation Web with associated environmental enablers for the Future Internet.

Additionally, we aim to be a reference partner for the developments needed to adopt the INSPIRE directive in the Public Administration


With the main goal of promoting the adoption of emerging geospatial technologies, and with a strong relationship with the Geospatial Information Research Line, that provides the technical and thematic knowledge in this domain, the Environment Sector looks for:

  • Integration of in-situ & EO observations from environmental sensors
  • Use of large array databases (i.e. Rasdaman) for the massive storage and analysis of raster-based information (e.g. satellite imagery)
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for accessing and processing geospatial information
  • Expertise on Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards such as WMS, WFS, WPS, WCS, SWE…
  • Implementation of geographical independent decision support and alerting systems (e.g. for the prevention of disasters)



Copernicus Access Platform Intermediate Layers Small Scale Demonstrator
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H2020, SPACE

Creation of value from Copernicus data through the provisioning of modelling and analytics tools.


Integrated climate adaptation service tools for improving resilience measure efficiency
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Exploiting/demonstrating the added value of climate services for climate-proofing of vulnerable urban and transport infrastructure.


Data-Driven Bioeconomy
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Big Data PPP Large Scale Pilot focusing on the production of best possible raw materials from agriculture, forestry and fishery/aquaculture.


Bringing together the Knowledge for Better Agriculture Monitoring
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H2020, SPACE

Evolution of the European capacity for improving operational agriculture monitoring, based on information from Copernicus satellite data, and through the exploitation of associated geospatial services.


Platform for wildlife monitoring integrating Copernicus and ARGOS data
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H2020, SPACE

Service platform and Toolbox for European Sentinel Copernicus Earth Observation data use for biologists, ecologists, scientists and ornithologists.


European e-Infrastructure for extreme data analytics in sustainable development
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Enabling users to fully benefit from underlying High Processing capacities to explore new methods, build new innovative services, perform predictions and simulations with extremely large and heterogeneous datasets.