Irene Garcia-Marti

PhD Data Scientist

Dutch Met Office (KNMI)


Computer Science engineer with a MSc in Geoinformatics keen on solving complex scientific problems through the spatio-temporal analysis of GIS data collections. My professional career has naturally evolved from GIS software developer to data scientist. Currently, I have six years of specialization in data analysis and machine learning in the fields of climate services research and environmental modelling. In the past I have worked in projects related with weather sensor data, smart cities, and food security. I have a broad experience analyzing GIS data and managing crowdsourced data, spatial databases, sensor webs, and web services. Having good communication skills and a good understanding of computers and algorithms, makes me an effective presenter, capable of conveying complex results to all audiences.


  • Machine learning
  • Climate services research
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Citizen Science


  • PhD in Geospatial Analytics, 2019

    University of Twente

  • MSc in Geospatial Technologies, 2011

    University Jaume I / University of Muenster

  • BSc in Computer Science Engineering, 2009

    University Jaume I


Machine Learning


Spatial Analysis










Recent Posts

Assessing the quality of volunteered weather observations

Weather observations are typically collected by professional devices siting in open spaces. These weather stations provide very precise …

Explaining My PhD Research

Well, another PhD journey comes to an end. These have been fruitful and intense years of research and fast-paced learning. The PhD …

Modelling Tick Bite Risk

The fourth paper is currently under review for PLOS ONE, but you can read the pre-print in bioRxiv. In this work we basically take all …

Sharing research data in DANS

Sometimes serendipity knocks at your door in a very unusual way. Here in the Netherlands, getting your PhD degree requires uploading …

Mapping Human Exposure to Ticks

The third paper associated with this research was published in Scientific Reports in 2018. Let’s first recap the two previous …


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