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Sven Schade


Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Dr. Sven Schade is a scientific officer at the European Commission's scientific and knowledge management service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), with a background in geospatial information science and knowledge engineering. His research interests cover digital transformation of public governance, multi-disciplinary interoperability, and public participation in science for policy – always with a view to improve inclusive and sustainable transitions. 

Sven is with the JRC since 2013, where he also worked for three years as a post-doc (2009-2012). Before re-joining the JRC, he was employed by the European Environment Agency (EEA) as project manager for the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS). In his early career, Sven spent ten years with the Institute for Geoinformatics (IfGI) of the University of Muenster - where he completed his diploma and PhD studies and contributed to numerous national and European-level research projects in the area of semantic interoperability. 

Sven is the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Spatial Data Infrastructure Research (IJSDIR), council member of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), and Advisory Board member of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and the Geo for All initiative. He has co-authored more than 100 publications in the fields of geospatial semantics, observation web and next-generation knowledge infrastructures.