Joan Sala Calero
Joan Sala graduated in 2009 in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and his main focus resides in GIS, data management, image processing and remote sensing. After his studies, he worked in TRE-Altamira contributing to its interferometric synthetic aperture radar (inSAR) image processing chain, specializing on data georeferencing and visualization. In the following years, his interest shifted into Marine Information Systems and data management which he could apply in the MyOcean project that turned into the Copernicus Marine operational service funded by the European Commission. At 2016, he joined Deltares to continue working on EU funded data management projects such as the Water Switch-ON and the Foreshore Assessment with Space Technology (FAST), both OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standards compliant software platforms. In parallel, Mr. Sala worked in disaster risk management tools such as Delft-FIAT a flood impact assessment tool to evaluate the economic impacts of flood events.