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Roland Grillmayer graduated in Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning at the University of Applied Life Sciences in Vienna in 2001. From 1999 to 2006 he worked at the Institute for Survey, Remote Sensing and Land Information as research and project assistant. In this time his main research activities were focused on the analysis of landscape structure using landscape metrics to derive and model different ecological processes. Since 2006 he has been employed at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt as research and teaching assistant.

From 2010 to 2016 he was leading the Subdivision Geoinformatics and was responsible for the coordination and strategic orientation of all research and teaching activities within the Masters Geoinformatics degree. His main research activities were focused on the national and international standardization of geographic information. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Austrian Standardization Body and has participated in the committee ONK84 – Geoinformatics and Survey. Since 2010 he has been involved in different working groups on the technical committee TC211 – Geographic information at the International Standardization Organization (ISO).

From the 3.March 2015 until now he is employed at the Austrian Environment Agency as senior expert on GIS and Remote Sensing. His main activities are working on different INSPIRE topics like data harmonization and validation. Furthermore his research activities are now focused on developing a land monitoring system for nature protection based on remote data within the Copernicus program (http://land.copernicus.eu/).  Another main activity is the development of a information platform (www.lebensraumvernetzung.at) about habitat networks and fragmentation in Austria, which will be available with end of the year.