Agata HoÅÂciÅÂo has more than 20 years’ experience in Earth Observation domain. She is leading the Centre of Applied Geomatics at the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography in Warsaw, Poland. She is interested in developing an EO-based algorithms for land cover and land cover change mapping, forestry, integration of geospatial data, exploring dynamic interaction between fire regimes, vegetation responses and carbon cycle. She is a representative of the EIONET National Reference Centre (NRC) for land cover in Poland. She was a project leader for the national Copernicus Land Monitoring service through CORINE Land Cover mapping. She has been involved of several projects related to the application of EO data for management of forest (SAT4EST, ESA Globbiomass), fire events (Restorpeat, ESA Pecs-Fire/Poland), land cover/land use monitoring (InCoNaDa - Norway Grants) and assessment of emissions (Pomost). Currently she is also involved in the EO4GEO project - Sector Skills Alliance aiming at supporting the use of Copernicus data and services and to bridge the skills gap between supply and demand of education and training in the EO/GI sector.