Dr. Marian Mierla (senior remote sensing and GIS specialist) finished the faculty of Geography and Geology with the specialization in Environment Geography, 2000. In the frame of the Faculty he attended to many courses such as: Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing, Pedology, Management of water resources, The analysis and protection of Geosystem etc. He took the diploma as a Master in Soil Science in 2002. The main courses that he attended were: Soil physics, Soil chemistry, Soil biology, Soil Cadaster, Soil geography etc.
In 2013 publicly defended his PhD thesis entitled ” Hydrological Risk assessment for Danube Fluvial Delta”, in Iasi within the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, following which obtained a PhD in Geography.
He works at Danube Delta National Institute since 2002, within Information Systems Department. His main research interests are in geographical information systems (GIS), computer cartography and the retrieval of geographically-specific information on the web.
For several years he worked on the representation of digital map features at multiple levels of detail, resulting in the development of multi-scale spatial databases and of operators and optimization techniques for map generalization. He was involved in elaborating flood risk and hazard maps within Intereg project- Stakeholder oriented flood risk assessment for the Danube floodplains- Danube Floodrisk, GIS collaborator for European Topic Centre on Spatial Information and Analysis, Environment European Agency (EEA), FP 7 People for Ecosystem Based Governance in Assessing Sustainable Development of Ocean and Coast ”PEGASO”, Intereg project- Stakeholder oriented flood risk assessment for the Danube floodplains- Danube Floodrisk, Danube’s River Morphology and Revitalization in DANUBEPARKS project.