Dr Francisco Gutierres
Mr Francisco Sacramento Gutierres (Male) is a researcher in the Big Data Analytics group at Eurecat. Mr Gutierres holds a PhD in Physical Geography by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon (IGOT-UL), MSc in Conservation Biology, Post-graduation in GIS Applied to Sciences of the Earth by the Faculty of Sciences of University of Lisbon and a degree in Biophysical Engineering – Environmental Planning and Management by University of Évora. Before joining Eurecat he participated in different European and National projects such as LUCAS, a pilot study on the provision of harmonized land use/cover statistics by means of data integration through Geographical Information Technology (Synergies between LUCAS and the national systems); MYGEOSS initiative, an European expert research contract for Innovative applications in the environmental and social domains promoted by the European Commission (EC), and EUREGIO NL-Germany – monitoring impacts of biodiversity conservation policies in a highly fragmented landscape across international borders. He has been involved in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), GIS Cloud computing, Predictive modelling, statistics, and monitoring and modelling of habitats of the Natura 2000 Network (EU Habitats Directive) and assessment of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) changes in his previous positions in Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon (IGOT-UL), National Statistics Institute(NSI)/Eurostat, and Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) – University of Twente. Francisco Gutierres has contributed to over 50 publications (including 6 book chapters), 1 patent application (Geoapp ´Mohana - MOnitoring of HAbitats at the level of a NAtura 2000 site´), and serves as Teaching Assistant and Ad hoc reviewer of 6 international scientific journals.