About the Centre

The REDIAM Team is shared in between the Regional Ministry of Environment and its Environment and Water Agency, a well balanced and complementary mix of expertise from local to regional and European level, from technical know-how to regional and thematic assessments. REDIAM has also a long standing working experience with the EEA within the European Topic Centres on Terrestrial Environment, Land Use and Spatial Information and the running Spatial Information and Analysis leading the ETC’s activities on ECRINS. Previously was participating in the management and dissemination of European datasets, the preparation of the European River Catchment Project and in other related hydrosystem activities.

Role in KINDRA

REDIAM team, based on their experience of the field, will be responsible for the programming of the inventory (EIGR – European Inventory of Groundwater Research).

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Key project staff

Mercedes García-Padilla, holds a degree on Hydro-Geology/Environmental Geology by the University of Granada. She is responsible for the data production and compilation section of the Environmental Information Network of Andalusia where she is the senior expert on water information systems leading the Andalusian Flood Alert System and the automatic information systems linked with the Andalusian river basins. She is member of the European Topic Centre on Spatial Information and Analysis leading the activities for the development of ECRINS. Mercedes is the responsible for the technical contacts of REDIAM with water authorities, and leads the EFAS Hydrological Data Collection Centre,through a contract with the EU JRC.

Clint García Alibrandi with a degree in Biological Sciences. Employee of the Environment and Water Agency of Andalusia since 2005, his professional experience has been focused on providing technical assistance to the Regional Environmental Government of Andalusia in its participation in Regional and European projects, preparing and writing out reports concerning the works and results achieved by the projects, carry out presentations representing the REGoA as well as preparing and submitting project certifications.

Daniel Laguna-Ruiz is a Computer Engineer in Informatics and has a Master in Software Engineering and Technologies (applied data mining) by the University of Seville. He has more than 10 years of experience in the development of informatics applications. During the last 7 years he has focused his activities in the development of tools for accessing and disseminating the environmental information and data.

Alberto Palomo-Fernández has a degree in geography by the University of Seville. Employee of the Environment and Water Agency of Andalusia and part of REDIAM team since 2008. Since he has been actively contributing to the development and publication of new OGC services within the Spatial Data Infrastructure Development (WMS, WCS and CSW services) as well as the implementation of Distributed Catalogues through interoperable tools.

Antonio Ortiz Nieto graduated as an Agricultural Engineer at the University of Cordoba. He is an employee of the Environment and Water Agency of Andalusia since 2007 and part of REDIAM’s team since 1997. Antonio is a GIS expert who works on the management and development of the infrastructure concerning the environmental information included in the REDIAM as well as in the specialized node of environmental information within the Spatial Data Infrastructure of Andalucia (IDEAndalucia).

Maribel Cañizares-García has a degree on Geological Sciences by the University of Granada. She is an employee of the Environment and Water Agency of Andalusia since 2005 and is part of REDIAM team since 2008. Maribel is a GIS expert mainly working on data collection, data processing and data dissemination within the REDIAM’s Water Information System and Geodiversity Information System. She has experience in project development related to groundwater and also related to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive.