Dr. Sytze de Bruin holds an MSc in Soil Science and a PhD in Geo-information Science of Wageningen University. After obtaining his MSc he worked four years in Central America (Costa Rica and Nicaragua) as an applied soil scientist. Since his return to The Netherlands he has worked for Wageningen University where he is currently employed as associate professor in Geographical Information Science within the Laboratory of geo-information science and remote sensing. His research and education focus on developing and using methods for transforming spatial data into useful geo-information. He is particularly interested in uncertainty analysis to assess fitness-for-purpose, data acquisition, including spatial and temporal sampling and sensing, spatio-temporal interpolation and other quantitative methods used in spatial and temporal analysis (e.g. time series analysis). He has been involved in several research projects with applications ranging from land degradation assessment to precision agriculture. Sytze de Bruin has written over 55 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science and he serves on the editorial board of Spatial Statistics.