Joint Research Centre
The Global Environment Monitoring Unit (GEM) of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides scientific and technical support to the European Union's policies for the protection and sustainable development of the global environment. It’s participation to UncertWEB is motivated by the need to document uncertainties in model outputs when doing ecological forecasting in African protected areas.
Dr. Gregoire Dubois is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. After more than 10 years of work in the field of radioecology, he joined in 2008 the Global Environment Monitoring Unit of the JRC where he coordinates the development of a Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA), with a focus on Africa. His contribution to the project will be to implement the uncertainty framework of UncertWEB in e-Habitat, DOPA’s web service for modelling habitats. His qualifications include a BSc in Zoology, an MSc in Radiobiology and a PhD in Applied Geostatistics.
Jon Olav Skoien
Dr. Jon Olav Skoien is a grantholder at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. He has a background from hydrology and spatial statistics, with a focus on geostatistical interpolation. With experience from both development of and implementation of new methods in R and Fortran, he will be responsible for implementing the statistical back-end of e-Habitat.
Michael Schulz is a grantholder at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. After his deegree in applied geology he worked with the University of Freiburg and a consulting company focussing on geospatial web development. With his background in developing spatial data infrastructures and web applications he will be responsible for the eHabitat front-end and Web Processing Service as well as the setup of the DOPA.