What lead you to become an editor with IJDE, and could you briefly share what your day-to-day role as an editor?
I became familiar with IJDE when I was doing my PhD back in 2009. At that time, it was an emerging journal with many interesting contributions on the field of Digital Earth and I felt it was a great journal for me to submit to and contribute to the Digital Earth initiative. Since obtaining my PhD, I frequently contributed to both the International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) and Big Earth Data (BED), which are official publications of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE).
I was appointed as Council Member of ISDE in 2018 which motivated me to strengthen my involvement in the industry. With support from Professor Changlin Wang who serves as the Executive Editor in Chief of IJDE and BED, I joined the Editorial Board of both journals.
My day-to-day role involves me working with colleagues to monitor the many contributions we receive before sending them for review. One important aspect of the process is to ensure that the contributions that will be published are significant to the DE vision i.e., scientifically relevant, and of good quality. Being based in Europe, I strive to promote IJDE in my region and to supporting the DE vision globally.