[OGC Press Release] Luis Bermudez Joins OGC as Director, Interoperability Certification

OGC Press announce at opengeospatial.org
Wed Aug 25 12:19:05 EDT 2010

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25 August, 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®)
announces 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), supporting
improvement of numerical coastal models and the integration of ocean
observing systems around the world. He also served as the technical
lead of the Marine Metadata Interoperability Project.

Dr. Bermudez's appointment underscores OGC's commitment to providing
excellent technology leadership and support to the Consortium's world
class geospatial technology and location based Web services consensus
standards programs. "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 caliber on staff to direct the Consortium's
certification program."

Dr. Bermudez has co-authored multiple publications. He has led a major
ocean observing system interoperability program and was the technical
lead of OGC's Ocean Sciences Interoperability Experiment. He was a
member of several OGC standard working groups and an invited expert at
the W3C Semantic Sensor Network working group.

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.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 395
companies, government agencies, research organizations and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available geospatial standards. OGC Standards empower technology
developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and
useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.

Editors: See   http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/organization/staff for 
a photo of Luis Bermudez.

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