Dr. Grigoras Ion is senior researcher and head of Geomatics and Information Systems department at Danube Delta National Institute. Main expertise in: databases, GIS and remote sensing, web application applied in environment. He has 34 years experience in IT from which 26 working with biologists, structuring environment information in combination with other spatial data including LIDAR, orthophoto and satellite images. Was GIS / remote sensing expert in environmental projects located in Ukraine, Russian Federation and West Africa (1999-2005, 2016-2017) and in the team that coordinate the Corine Land Cover 2000, 2006, 2012 for Romania. He was coordinator of projects that set up Natura2000 network in Romania (2005-2016) and had designed the web Natura 2000 database.