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

CODATA Workshop Biography

Luiz Ary Messina

Dr.-Ing.Dipl.-Inf. Luiz Ary Messina was born in 1952 in Vitória, ES, Brazil. In 1970 he studied at Fairmont West High School, in Dayton, Ohio, USA. Graduated in 1975 in Electrical Engineering at the University of Brasília. Received his MSc Degree in Automation at the University of Campinas on a Topological and Topographical Database for the São Paulo Metropolitan, and his Dr. degree in Technical and Economic Evaluation of CAD-Systems at the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1988, where he was Assistant Professor from 1984 to 1989. Worked for Siemens Automation in Erlangen, Germany and São Paulo. In 1993 he started Messina Informatica in Vitória, Brazil, and developed Database Applications for the local government and health institutions. Between 1999 and 2002 he created and coordinated two graduate courses, Production Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University Center Vila Velha. In 2003 he starts the coordination in Brazil of an Project from the European Commission, T in partnership with Fraunhofer IGD. In 2003 together with local government, academy and firms he founded the Computer Graphics Technology Center - CTGraphics. In 2004 he acquires and starts the coordination of three Projects URB-AL Network 13 from the European Commission, Cities and the Information Society with the City of Vitória.

In 2005 he coordinated the ICT department of Espirito Santo State Science and Technology Secretary, creating the Health Technology Center at the Federal University of Espirito Santo. Since 2006 he coordinates, under contract with RNP - Rede National de Ensino e Pesquisa (National Education and Research Network), the Telemedicine University Network RUTE an infra-structure project integrating 55 University Hospitals in all federal states in Brazil. Along his professional life, many publications, conferences, courses and scientific team leadership were achieved in Brazil, Portugal, Germany, Japan, USA, Colombia and Ecuador.

  • 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