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Peter Mooney is from Ireland and has been interested in FOSS4G and OSGeo software for over 15 years. He uses open source software as often as he can - in his teaching, his research and in his personal life. Peter is a very strong advocate of open source software, open data and open access to scientific data and information.

Peter lead a bid from Dublin Ireland in February 2015 to host the Global FOSS4G 2016 conference in Dublin Ireland. Bonn, Germany were the winners of the competition to host FOSS4G 2016.

With Maria Brovelli he is co-chair of the European Region of GeoForAll.

In his leisure time Peter is a dedicated distance runner and has completed over 77 marathons with a personal best time of 2 hours 32 minutes.