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

CODATA Workshop Biography

Holm Tiessen

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research - São José dos Campos, Brasil.

B.Sc., (Cell & Molecular Biology) King's College, London, U.K., 1976 Ph.D., (Soil Science) University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1982 Alexander von Humboldt Science Prize, 1998 Elected to Scientific committee on Problems of the Environment Executive Committee, Nov. 2001.

Director, 2005-present, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research Professor (on leave), 2002-present, Tropical Agronomy, Universität Göttingen, Germany Professor, 1995-2002, College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Senior fellow, 1999-present, Institute for Development Research, Universität Bonn, Germany.

  • 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