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Jean-Christophe Desconnets
Director of the Digital Infrastructure and Data Mission at the Research Institute for Development (IRD)

Jean-Christophe Desconnets is a research engineer in geomatics at the Research Institute for Development (IRD), where he heads the Digital Infrastructure and Data Mission.

He conducts his research work within the UMR ESPACE-DEV laboratory on geographical information sharing systems. He is strongly involved in various national data infrastructure projects for the access and processing of Earth observation data (GEOSUD, THEIA Continental Surfaces data and services cluster). He is also involved in the technical supervision of the Data Terra digital research infrastructure.