Paolo Mazzetti is senior researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and Head of the Division of Florence of the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a degree in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science. He taught Communication Networks and Web Technologies at the University of Florence for 7 years. He joined CNR in 2005. His main research interest is the integration of Information Science and Earth Sciences for the generation of knowledge from Big Earth Data. His research is carried out in the context of international initiatives, European and national projects. He is the coordinator of the LIFE project NewLife4Drylands on the application of remote sensing to Land Degradation monitoring and assessment. He is active in GEO since 2010, as member of boards and working groups. He has been the principal representative of Italy in the GEO Programme Board (2019-2022), and he is serving as co-chair of the GEOSS Platform Operation Team (GPOT). The research unit led by him, is responsible of the design, development and operation of the GEO Discovery and Access Broker (DAB) component of the GEOSS Platform.