Advisory Board Members

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Florin is currently the Managing Director for Terrasigna, an innovative company providing customized Earth Observation services for clients worldwide. Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, he has a broad experience in coordinating and implementing various collaborative projects in the field. His previous work experience includes being a researcher within the Remote Sensing Department of the Institute for Optoelectronics and Chief Technologist within the Romanian Space Agency. He was also a consultant for the European Space Agency being responsible with developing image processing/GIS software for educational purposes.
He is a member in the Board of Directors and leading the EO Working Group within the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) since 2016.

 

 

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Geoff has been the Secretary General of EARSC since 2011 and has driven the development of the Association into the widely-known and well-regarded organisation it is today. During his long and varied career, Geoff has held senior management positions in the space industry with Astrium / EADS / Airbus as well as numerous representative positions in the UK and Europe. In his early career, Geoff was the radar systems designer for ERS-1 and Envisat and at the end he became vice-president for the space strategy for EADS. He was previously a director of EARSC for 12 years during which he was chairman for 6 years from 1991 to 1997.  He has served on many EU consultative bodies and spent 3 years working for the European Commission where he was responsible for supporting space policy and, in particular, the creation of the GMES initiative. Geoff is very well known to many in the space and earth observation sectors and brings this deep wealth of experience and knowledge to support the ambitions of the geo-information industry that EARSC represents.

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