Jeroen Ticheler

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Jeroen Ticheler studied Tropical Forestry at the Agriculture University of Wageningen with specialization in GIS and Remote Sensing. Upon graduation in 1997 he worked on Participatory Soil Fertility Management in Africa at the Royal Institute for the Tropics of The Netherlands until he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in 1999 in support of the ARTEMIS system. He initiated the GeoNetwork opensource project in 2000 as the foundation for the FAO GeoNetwork and has been promoting the use of international standards and free and open source software for geographic data and information ever since. Other initiatives started are the OpenSDI and the UNSDI