Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development

CODATA Workshop Biography

Alvaro Espinel

I'm working at the Organization of American States as Senior Environmental Information Specialist. My interest and experience can be defined around Eco-Informatics. As director of a governmental research center and training in Colombia, attached to the National Geographical Institute, I had the opportunity to develop training programs for Latin-American and Caribbean students in Geomatics, and raise and manage International cooperation funds. As United Nations consultant I had the opportunity to participate in the creation of the of the National Environmental Information System of Colombia. As Inter American Development Bank consultant developed the terms of reference for the Biodiversity Regional Strategy for the Tropical Andean Countries. During the last 10 years, I have been working in the implementation and dissemination of international standards for information and knowledge systems linked to environmental processes in Brazil, the Andean countries and the Caribbean region (in English , Spanish and Portuguese).

  • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
  • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
  • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
  • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries