[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Yann Chemin

Margherita Di Leo dileomargherita at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 04:17:02 PDT 2013

Hi All,

Let us nominate Yann Chemin [0] from France / Sri Lanka (rather "citizen of
the world"), for OSGeo Charter membership.

Yann is a researcher at IWMI [3,9], Visiting Lecturer at University of
Colombo [4] and Visiting Lecturer/Consultant at University of Moratuwa [5],
Sri Lanka.

His  research interest lies in water, land and planetary remote sensing [1]

One of his major goals is to provide extensive information on soil and
vegetation from remote sensing sources, that are often the only data
sources available in developing countries.

We (Anne & Madi) met Yann at GRASS Community Sprint in Genova in 2013 [6],
after many years of email exchange and contributions on GRASS GIS
documentation. We had the opportunity to meet him again [7] in GRASS
Community Sprint in Prague [8], where we discussed extensively on how open
source geospatial software can improve education and land management in Sri
Lanka, where he currently lives.

We believe that Yann would be a very effective Charter Member. He is a
passionate promoter of open source geospatial, a skilled researcher and a
great communicator.

Anne, Margherita and Jachym

[0] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Yann_Chemin
[1] http://iwmi.academia.edu/YannChemin
[2] http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/yann-chemin/36/b79/bbb/
[3] http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/
[4] http://www.cmb.ac.lk/
[5] http://www.mrt.ac.lk/foa/
[6] http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Genova_2013
[8] http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2013

Best regards,

Dr. Margherita DI LEO
Scientific / technical project officer

European Commission - DG JRC
Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
Via Fermi, 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA) - Italy - TP 261

Tel. +39 0332 78 3600
margherita.di-leo at jrc.ec.europa.eu

Disclaimer: The views expressed are purely those of the writer and may not
in any circumstance be regarded as stating an official position of the
European Commission.
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