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Sven Schade

  • PhD
  • Scientific Officer
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre Ispra Sector
  • 94PublicationsNumber of items in Sven's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 9Followers


Since September 2013, I am working as a scientific officer for JRC's Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit, where I was already employed for three years as a post-doc (2009-2012) and six months as an intern (2005). Before re-joining the JRC, I worked at the European Environment Agency (EEA) as project manager for the SEIS. In my early career, I spent ten years with the Institute for Geoinformatics (IfGI) of the University of Muenster - where I completed my diploma and PhD studies (in 2004 and 2009, respectively) and contributed to numerous national and European-level research projects in the area of geospatial information science. At IfGI, I was employed as a member of the Münster Semantic Interoperability Lab (MUSIL) and between 2006 and 2009 I also worked as technical consultant for Geospatial Partners s.r.l. I am the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Spatial Data Infrastructures Research (IJSDIR), council member of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), co-organiser of several scientific symposia, and have authored and co-authored more than 90 publications in the fields of geospatial semantics, observation web and next-generation knowledge infrastructures. You may also visit me on orcid, linkedin, google scholar, mendeley and researchgate, or follow me on twitter (@innovatearth).

Recent publications

  • Architecture of a Service-Enabled Sensing Platform for the Environment

    • Kotsev A
    • Pantisano F
    • Schade S
    • et al.
  • Citizen-based sensing of crisis events: sensor web enablement for volunteered geographic information

    • Schade S
    • Díaz L
    • Ostermann F
    • et al.

Professional experience

Scientific Officer

European Commission-Joint Research Centre

September 2013 - Present

Project Manager - SEIS

European Environment Agency

November 2012 - September 2013(10 months)

Research associate

Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster, Germany

September 2004 - September 2009(5 years)

Technical Consultant

Geospatial Partners s.r.l.

September 2006 - August 2009(3 years)


European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability

April 2005 - September 2005(5 months)

Student associate

Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster, Germany

April 2002 - August 2004(2 years)



Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster, Germany

January 2005 - June 2009(4 years)

Diploma (Masters equivalent)

Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster, Germany

October 1999 - August 2004(5 years)

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