US: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Dr. Luis E. Bermudez has been appointed Director of Interoperability Certification for the Consortium. In his new position, Dr. Bermudez will manage the OGC Certification Program, lead plugfest activities, and support OGC testbeds, pilots and interoperability experiments designed to develop, test and validate specifications for geospatial information.
Dr. Bermudez has done pioneering work in geospatial interoperability including ontologies and geospatial metadata frameworks used in environmental observatories. At the Southeastern University Research Association (SURA), he managed the technical implementation of the SURA Coastal Ocean Observing Prediction (SCOOP). He also served as the technical lead of the Marine Metadata Interoperability Project.
“Luis has been a valued member of the OGC community,” said George Percivall, OGC’s Chief Architect and Executive Director of the Interoperability Program. “We are fortunate to have someone of his calibre on staff to direct the Consortium’s certification program.”
Dr. Bermudez has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Hydroinformatics from Drexel University and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Andes University in Bogota, Colombia.