The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of European organisations working together to observe the oceans, to make the collected marine data freely available and interoperable, to create seamless data layers across sea-basins and to distribute the data and data products through the Internet. The primary aim of EMODnet is to unlock existing but fragmented and hidden marine data and make them accessible for a wide range of users including private bodies, public authorities and researchers.
Matteo is trained in chemical oceanography, environmental management, GIS data analysis and management. He holds an MSc in Marine Sciences from Utrecht University, Netherlands with a specialisation in chemical oceanography as well as an MSc in Environmental and Resource management from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands with a specialisation in Ecosystems and Biodiversity management.
Before joining Seascape Belgium as a Junior GIS officer, Matteo has studied various aspects of marine and coastal environments during his first degree, including, nature-based coastal management solutions, chemical exchanges at the sediment-water interface and deep-sea phosphorus cycles, modelling of tidal systems and coastal geomorphological evolution.
During his second degree in Amsterdam Matteo focussed on applying his scientific knowledge to coastal ecosystems and biodiversity management, he was trained in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for acquiring and analysing environmental data. And focussed on coupled terrestrial-marine processes.
Now returning to his home country after 7 years abroad, Matteo joined Seascape where he will be supporting the EMODnet technical working group on various matters regarding spatial data and metadata publishing and management.