I am combining my educational/academic background in agricultural biotechnology (BSc, MSc and PhD) with my personal interest & experience in agri-food information & knowledge management, data & metadata management workflows, knowledge organization systems (KOS) and linking agricultural data sources. I am interested (and actively supporting) Open Access and Open Data in the agri-food sector, through my participation in projects and contracts. I am flexible and like to have an overview of the processes that are related to my work.
I have provided my services to various organizations as a consultant and/or contractor, including but not limited to Agroknow (GR), UN FAO (IT), the Open Data Institute (ODI, UK), IFOAM EU (BE), ICARDA (Jordan), the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET, GR), the University of Alcala (ES) and the Agricultural University of Athens (GR).
I have experience in metadata management workflows through my involvement in several EU-funded projects, such as agINFRA (www.aginfra.eu), Organic.Lingua (www.organic-lingua.eu) and VOA3R (Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository; www.voa3r.eu), where I was involved in the data integration and linking processes involving several heterogeneous agricultural data sources as well as the design / development of metadata aggregation workflows and methodologies, focusing on the metadata harvesting processes as well as on multilingual aspects (In the case of Organic.Lingua).
I have also worked on courses about the use of modern ICT tools and blended learning methods in various EU projects dealing with vocational education/training in organic agriculture, such as Organic.Edunet, Organic.Balkanet & CerOrganic.
Specialties: agricultural information & knowledge management, data & metadata management workflows, semantics, Open Access, Open Data, digital repositories, social media, use of ICT tools in agriculture, communication and networking.