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Gregory Giuliani

Lecturer at the University of Geneva ( and SDI officer at GRID-Geneva (



Geneva, Switzerland

Short Bio:

Dr. Gregory Giuliani. Lecturer at the University of Geneva, Institute for Environmental Sciences/enviroSPACE lab. & Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Coordinator at UNEP/GRID-Geneva. He was Manager of EU/FP7 EOPOWER project (, Work package leader in the EU/FP7 enviroGRIDS ( and AFROMAISON projects ( where he coordinated SDI development and implementation. He also participated in the EU/FP7 ACQWA project (, and is GRID-Geneva lead developer of the PREVIEW global risk data platform ( He coordinates and develops capacity building material on SDI for enviroGRIDS and has active participation/contribution to various Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) activities. Coordinator of the Task ID-02 "Developing Institutional and Individual Capacity" for GEO/GEOSS. Focal point for the UNIGE/ISE ICA-OSGeo Lab and "Geo for All" initiative:


GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Earth Observations, GEO/GEOSS, Geosciences, Environmental sciences, Natural hazards, Climate and Ecosystem services, Natural Capital, Planetary Boundaries, Sustainable Development Goals, Essentials Variables, Distributed computing, Information Science, Open Source, Open Data.


2009-2011: PhD in Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Environmental Sciences, enviroSPACE Group. PhD thesis: Spatial Data Infrastructures for Environmental Sciences.

1998-2001: Master in Natural Sciences of the Environment, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva. Master thesis: Traitement et interprétation de l'imagerie satellitaire multispectrale des lacs subalpins.

1995-1998: Bachelor in Earth Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva.


Open Geospatial Consortium, OSGeo, Swiss Geological Society, Swiss Academy of Science, European Geosciences Union.

SITG technical committee member [2013-2015]

Member of the Swiss coordination group for GEO/GEOSS

Member of the GEO/GEOSS Disaster SBA Task Force

Member of the GEO/GEOSS Institutions and Development Implementation Board

Member of the Research Data Alliance - Geospatial IG


Email: gregory.giuliani AT unige DOT ch

Email: gregory.giuliani AT unepgrid DOT ch

Twitter: @greggiuliani

Skype: gregorygiuliani

Spoken language(s):

French, Italian, English