- Position:ERGO -UK - Senior Analyst
WP2, member of the Executive Board
Managing director and senior analyst of Environmental Research Group Oxford, (ERGO) a small consultancy with close links to the Department of Zoology, Oxford University. In the eighties and early nineties, ERGO specialised in Agricultural Survey, largely in Africa, and led the field in aerial survey design and implementation. Over 2 million square kilometres were surveyed over 10 years, much of it several times, pioneering the formalising the use of geolocation in animal and ground survey, and developing integrated air and ground survey and analysis techniques still in use today. In more recent years our activities have moved towards geospatial data management, analyses and spatial modelling, and have included the production of global and continental disease and disease vector distributions as well as the first ever Global Livestock Maps for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (google “FAO GLW”). Increasingly, these core activities have required supporting data archive construction and management together with website construction and design of spatial data management websites for the EU funded Projects EDEN, EDENext, VMERGE, PALEBLU. ERGO has also worked on various spatial aspects of human and animal health with ECDC (VBORNE, VBORNet, EPOC, VECTORNET), EFSA, a number of EU FP7 and H2020 projects (IDAMS, VMERGE, PALEBLU, MOOD, AIMCOST), and the European Space Agency (VECMAP, LYMEAPP). ERGO also has a long and continuing history of research in the distribution and spread of bovine turberculosis for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, most recently through the bTB information website www.ibtb.co.uk.