He holds a PhD in exploration geophysics and a Master in Management of Research, Innovation and Technology. Has 20 years of experience in seismic data processing, while he maintained always an interest in computer science and programming, developing software in the field of geophysics and Web-based data management. At the same time, he has always been interested in the philosophical and sociological aspects of scientific production in general and in the geo-sciences in particular. He has been active in developing ideas and Web-based systems that could support scientists while collaborating and foster the collaborative attitude among research institutions. In this context, he worked within several international projects. Starting from data management he enlarged his areas of interest to data science and to the theme of crowdsourcing and citizen science.