A courageous scientist, able to change course of things when she was almost finishing her degree in Environmental Sciences, constant in focusing her efforts and time on geographical standardization once she detected she was passionate about it. This temperament characterizes CREAF researcher Alaitz Zabala and, to a large extent, has led her to specialize in advanced research on geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, and to teach at the Autonomous University of Barcelona on these disciplines.
A physicist who specializes in spatial information and programming, Joan Masó has actively contributed to milestones such as the development of the MiraMon digital mapping software and the creation of the Web Map Tile Service standard. His work could be defined as using open data to create opportunities.
Ivette Serral has a degree in Environmental Sciences from the UAB and has been working as a technician in remote sensing and GIS at CREAF since 2002. She is currently a member of the GRUMETS research group and participates in the ConnectinGEO and Ecopotential projects. The diversity of her day to day work is stimulating, though it also makes it hard to put her mind to analysis of data and results.
The information captured by Landsat-8 will be published and will serve to advance the research, study and management of our planet, in particular, in the pursuance of agriculture, forest, water consumption or energy management.