Lucio Badiali (M) earned a degree in Physics, majored in Cybernetics and a PhD in novel physics methodologies for enviromental sciences. Managed the ICT Team at the Ingv National Earthquake Centre. Member of the Italian Grid Infrastructure board. Expert consultant for the UNO-PS. Compiled the Contingency Plan for the Research Ministry of the DR of Congo for the volcanic risks. Member of the Italian Antarctic Program. Member of the Collaboration Community Board in FP7 Scidip-ES (Science Data Infrastructure for Preservation – Earth Science) and in the INDIGO e-infra project. EMSODev WP6 (“Data management platform and related services”) leader.