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Project members expertise

On this page you find a listing of the main persons involved in the Citclops project and their specific expertise.

 

NIOZ
Marcel R. Wernand (62) is marine-optics expert. He works in this specific field since 1978. Besides the main theme of the physical department at NIOZ, where he is working, the study of hydrodynamic processes in the marine environment, he takes the lead in marine-optical research.
Colour observations of natural waters are based on multi- and hyper-spectral measurements performed in the field and from space. A simpler approach to determine the colour of natural waters is by means of the Forel-Ule colour comparator scale. This scale has been applied globally and extensively by oceanographers and limnologists since the 19th century. A new method for Forel-Ule colour classification, through participatory science, i.e. with the help of a smartphone and dedicated App operated by the public, has been developed within the Citclops project. The App facilitates the need to connect present oceanographic data with the past.

Focus: History of marine optics, marine optical instrumentation design, optical monitoring, long term environmental observatories and participatory science.

Marcel WernandDr. Marcel R. Wernand
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Physical Oceanography, Marine Optics & Remote Sensing
PO Box 59, 1790AB Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands
marcel.wernand@nioz.nl
www.nioz.nl/staff/marcel.wernand
www.nioz.nl/colours
www.citclops.eu


1000001 Labs (Eurecat):
Luigi Ceccaroni is founder and research lead of 1000001 Labs, and actively collaborates with Eurecat. He obtained a BSc degree in Environmental Sciences, an MSc degree in Information-Technology Languages and Systems; and completed his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Catalonia in December 2001. Currently, he coordinates the Citclops European project.

Dr. Luigi Ceccaroni
1000001 Labs
C/ Alzina, 52; Barcelona 08024; Spain
luigi.ceccaroni@ce.eurecat.org
luigi@1000001labs.org
www.citclops.eu

Filip Velickovski is a research engineer who holds a Masters degree in Computer Vision and Robotics (2010) from three European universities (Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, University of Girona in Spain, and University of Bourgogne in France) and a First Class Honors bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (2005) by University of New South Wales in Australia. His Master’s thesis topic was in the imagery domain, specifically in computer aided diagnosis from MRI imagery using pattern recognition and classification techniques. Filip has been working at EURECAT (Barcelona Digital) as a researcher since 2010 on numerous applied research projects, and was the work package leader in clinical decision support of the Synergy-COPD FP7 project. He has also worked as a research engineer in image processing at CISRA (Canon's Sydney-based research center) and as a software engineer at IBM. In the Citclops project he oversees the development of the backend services of the Citclops server and the Citclops Data Explorer tool used for presentation of samples contributed by citizens and their integration with existing marine and satellite data sets.

Filip VelickovskiFilip Velickovski
Barcelona Growth Centre building
C/ Roc Boronat, 117 planta 5
08018 Barcelona (Spain)
filip.velickovski@eurecat.org
www.eurecat.org


Fundació EURECAT
At EURECAT since 2010. He holds a diploma in Psychology and a Master in Project Management (MPM). With more than 5 years of work experience in the Research Project Management field, during this time, he has gained unvaluable experience in all stages of project management, from the identification of calls to the closure of projects and passing through all in-between processes/actions (supporting the preparation and writing proposals, production of deliverables, periodic and final reporting, financial issues, comunication, IPR, audits, amendments, etc.
He is responsible for the coordinated management of 5 projects (SAAPHO, BackHome, Citclops, Autopost, 3FLEX) building credibility, establishing rapport and maintaining communication with project stakeholders (internal and external) with the only aim of achieving the objectives of those projects. He also manages other 9 non coordinated European projects and several from national programmes. He has experience in FP7, CP, Interreg, H2020, AAL and National Programmes.
During the lifetime of the projects, Jesús has provided an overview over the management and procedures to ensure efficient execution of the project and thus contribute to the production of high quality project results. He has also built deliverables such as Project Management Handbooks and coordinated the input from partners for the Periodic reports.

Project members expertise - Jesus Fernandez Olive // jesus fernandez olive.jpg (66 K)Jesús Fernández Olivé
Project Manager
Bdigital/EURECAT
Barcelona Growth Centre building
C/ Roc Boronat, 117 planta 5
08018 Barcelona (Spain)
www.eurecat.org
jesus.fernandez@eurecat.org
www.citclops.eu
Skype: jesusferoli


MARIS
Peter Thijsse's activities are split in two parts: On one side coordinating web application development in the marine data domain in European projects and at the same time being expert in marine data harmonisation and standardisation. On the other side he is coordinating MARIS national projects concerning website and application developments for a.o. the recreation and tourism branch.
In both fields MARIS has extensive expertise in development of complex data access systems, allowing users to find and retrieve data and information in an easy way. One of the key knowledge areas is web mapping (GIS), displaying locations of data, and data itself on background maps. Examples of such developments are the Citclops portal and EyeonWater app development, the SeaDataNet CDI service, WaLTER Dataportaal and currently an online "planner" plus App for walking routes on a dense network of tracks. All current developments take into account multi-platform optimisation (mobile/tablet/desktop).

Peter ThijsseMSc. Peter Thijsse
MARIS BV
Koningin Julianalaan 345 A
2273 JJ Voorburg
www.maris.nl
https://nl.linkedin.com/in/peterthijsse
www.citclops.eu


ICBM
Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski has been working with bio-optical sensors and sensor systems application and development since 1996. He received a PhD in Physics from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, modelling underwater light field in ecosystems.
Following this he moved to industry to become head of science and CEO of the Optimare group, an international marine sensor system supplier. In 2004 he became a Professor at University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany and in 2007 also Head of the Institute for Marine Resources (IMARE). In 2010 he was appointed as Head of the Marine Sensor Systems Group at ICBM. He has published and presented extensively in journals, proceedings and at lectures worldwide.

Focus: Marine physics and coastal oceanography, application and development of bio-optical sensors and sensor systems, long term environmental observatories and participatory science.

Oliver ZielinskiProf. Dr. Oliver Zielinski
Marine Sensor Systems
University of Oldenburg,
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)
Schleusenstraße 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany;
oliver.zielinski@uni-oldenburg.de
http://www.icbm.de/en/marine-sensor-systems
www.citclops.eu


ICBM
Dr Julia A. Busch has been working in international scientific projects on water quality assessment and coastal zone management since 2003. With a focus on phytoplankton dynamics in coasts and ocean and their surveillance with optical techniques, she is currently employed at the ICBM of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.
The growth and decline of phytoplankton can be surveyed from ground and from space. Citclops provides tools, such as smart phone apps, which enable citizens to participate in environmental surveillance and stewardship. Within the project, Dr. Julia A. Busch is working intensively on complementary aspects of citizen- and satellite data, and on the engagement of the general public in citizen´s observatories

Focus: phytoplankton dynamics (in particular harmful algal blooms), bio-optical properties of substances in water, ocean colour product validation and inclusion of citizen data, citizen science and ocean literacy.

Julia Busch Dr. Julia A. Busch
Marine Sensor Systems
University of Oldenburg,
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)
Schleusenstraße 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany;
julia.busch@uni-oldenburg.de
http://www.icbm.de/en/marine-sensor-systems/
www.citclops.eu


ICBM
Anna Friedrichs is an oceanographers and she studied oceanography with deepening in physical oceanography in Hamburg and received her Master degree there in 2011. This is followed by starting a PhD at the University of Oldenburg in 2013. By starting the PhD the focus from the physical part of the oceanography changed to the bio-optical part of oceanography.
Within the Citclops project Anna Friedrichs is involved in the development of a method to measure fluorescence by means of smart phones. Fluorescence of chlorophyll a as proxy for biomass is one factor of other factors to define the state of the water and therefore a good value to implement into citizens observatories of the Coastal Ocean.

Focus: Fluorescence, Current systems in North Atlantic.

Anna FriedrichsAnna Friedrichs
Marine Sensor Systems
University of Oldenburg,
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)
Schleusenstraße 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany;
anna.friedrichs@uni-oldenburg.de
http://www.icbm.de/en/marine-sensor-systems/
www.citclops.eu


Meinte BlaasDELTARES
Meinte Blaas is involved in national and international R&D projects that link innovative concepts to observe, model and forecast water quality parameters to decision making and sustainable use of the world's surface waters. Within Citclops, Meinte’s focus is to link the citizen data of water colour, Secchi depth and light attenuation along with optical remote sensing and in-situ network data to the information needs and monitoring strategies of regional and national authorities.

Anouk Blauw works on monitoring and prediction of marine phytoplankton. She is particularly interested in smart integration of data from different monitoring methods and models to provide optimal and timely information.
In this project I evaluate the added value of citizen data on phytoplankton and turbidity for the information needs of policy makers. This will give insight on how citizen monitoring can be expected to enhance monitoring strategies.

Anouk BlauwFocus: phytoplankton dynamics and monitoring strategies

Anouk Blauw
Marine and Coastal Systems unit
Deltares
www.deltares.nl


Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Carine Simon is a researcher in signal processing. Since 2003, she works at the CSIC, applying her expertise in different fields of Marine Sciences. In Citclops, she is developing advance image and signal processing to retrieve a transparency index from simple underwater images. 

She has always been interested in vulgarisation and education as well and she has been the PI of a project “MARduino” which consisted in building and using some buoys developed in Citclops in some high schools.

Carine SimonDr Carine Simon
Marine Science Institute
Physical and Technological Oceanography Department
CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37
08003 Barcelona
SPAIN
www.icm.csic.es
http://ww2.icm.csic.es/oce/
carine.simon@csic.es

Raul Bardají (1985) is a R&D Engineer involved in national and international projects related to develop and innovative autonomous observation platforms. He is also interested in science divulgation and he has participated in several projects/workshops/classes teaching children and young people about science concepts and discoveries.
Within Citclops, Raul is developing low-cost observation buoys and sensors to measure the water transparency. He is also involved in the design of the App to obtain the data of the buoys, save the data in the cloud and analyse them automatically.

Raul BardajiRaul Bardaji
Marine Science Institute
Physical and Technological Oceanography Department
CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37
08003 Barcelona
SPAIN
www.icm.csic.es
bardaji@icm.csic.es


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr Hans van der Woerd (1957) main expertise is the use of satellite data for the understanding and monitoring of our environment. Trained as an astrophysicist, he firmly believes that understanding the global Earth ecosystem will be improved by using the proper observations from Space. 

In this project the water colour from satellites is combined with the colour measurements by the Citclops App that runs on commercial smart phones. My role is to make sure that the same physical principles that are applied in the handling of satellite measurements are equally well applied in the processing of the smartphone images. Also I develop simple tests to investigate and improve the quality of the collected information.

Hans van der WoerdDr. Hans van der Woerd
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Institute for Environmental Studies
www.ivm.vu.nl
hans.van.der.woerd@ivm.vu.nl
www.citclops.eu
More information on ResearchGate Hans J van der Woerd