Professor Geo-information Science
Arnold Bregt (Ph.D. Wageningen University) is spending his sabbatical from the Department of Geo-information Science at Wageningen University researching new techniques in spatial and spatiotemporal data analysis and geographic information systems with Michael Goodchild. Bregt has served as guest professor at the Huazhong University in Wuhan, China and has been involved in international projects, consulting missions and lecturing in worldwide, including China, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, Vietnam and Cameroon, Japan. In the period 1993-1994 he was a visiting scientist for about a year at National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences in Tsukuba, Japan. He wrote around 250 publications on spatial statistics in soil science, spatial data uncertainty, spatial-temporal modeling, spatial data infrastructures and the application of geo-information science in the natural resources domain. Various presentations at national and international meetings and symposia (average 7-8 per year). His current research interests are Spatial data infrastructures, Spatial data Quality and Land use modeling. The last years he was and is strongly involved in a number of projects and activities concerning the development of the Spatial data infrastructures (SDI). He was one of the initiators and project leaders of the Dutch Clearinghouse for geo-information. Within Europe he has been involved in a number of working groups related to SDI developments. In the INSPIRE (The INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe) initiative of the EU-commission he was chairman of the Impact analysis working group. He was also one of the initiators of the Research programme “Space for geo-information,” which was granted a subsidy of 20 million euro in 2003.