Dr. Éamonn Ó Tuama

Éamonn Ó Tuama is a Senior Programme Officer at the GBIF Secretariat in Copenhagen dealing with data integration and interoperability issues for biodiversity data. He has a background in marine science, holding a Ph.D. in Zoology from the National University of Ireland, and several years experience in teaching and research. Among positions held were Manager of the Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for Biology at University of Liverpool, a national centre promoting the use of information and communication technologies in teaching throughout the higher education sector in the U.K. Prior to joining GBIF, he worked as a senior scientist at the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre, University College Cork, on INSPIRE related EU (GMES) and nationally funded projects relating to harmonisation and integration of marine data. He was a member of the Irish Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) work group charged with developing a policy document on an SDI for Ireland. His interests include: information standards; data integration; interoperability; metadata; geospatial web services; knowledge organisation systems.

In Micro B3 he will provide advice on the standards and interoperability and be our link to GBIF

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