Dr. Javier Quinteros

Dr. Javier Quinteros
Building A 46, Room 111
Albert-Einstein-Straße 42-46
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Position: GEOFON Data Centre Manager

  • Chair of the Working Group 2 (Data Exchange) of the FDSN.
  • Former Chair of the EIDA Technical Committee within the ORFEUS initiative (2017-2019).
  • Designer/developer of next generation tools for Scientific Data in Seismology.
  • Define Data Management Plans for GEOFON and other groups from GFZ and/or partner networks.
  • Enforcement of written policies at all operational levels (EUDAT 2020).
  • Implementation of internationally recognised best practices for data centres.
  • GEOFON representative in the EPOS project.
  • GEOFON representative in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC-hub) project.
  • Research Interests:

    • Best practices related to Data Management within the scope of science data
    • Development of scientific software using international standards.
    • DOIs and Persistant Identifiers (PID)
    • Cloud solutions
    • Authentication and Authorization solutions
    • Automatic Workflows.


    • 2008: PhD in Computer Sciences - University of Buenos Aires. Numerical Model of an Andean System and its behavior due to climatic and rheological variations.
    • 2003: Lic. in Computer Sciences (Masters equivalent) - University of Buenos Aires. Optimal bit allocation in the quantization of the (multi)wavelet transform.
    • Supervisor of undergraduate thesis: BURSZTYN, G. H. A novel implementation of the Navier-Stokes equations by means of KLE and spectral elements. University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2009.
    • Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. The courses where I have been teaching are the following:
      • New Techniques in Data Compression
      • Data Systems
      • Computer Architecture II


    • 2019-2022. EOSC-Pillar.
    • Funding Agency: H2020
    • 2019-2022: RISE. Real-time Earthquake Risk Reduction for a Resilient Europe
    Funding Agency: H2020
    • 2018-2020. EOSC-hub. European Open Science Cloud Hub
    Funding Agency: H2020
    • 2017-2020: SERA. Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe
    Funding Agency: H2020
    • 2018-2019: Geo-data-node. Aufbau eines fachspezifischen Datenknotenpunkts
    Position: GEOFON Data Expert.
    Funding Agency: BMBF
    • 2018-2020: EOSC-hub. Integrating and managing services for the European Open Science Cloud.
    Position: GEOFON Data Expert.
    Funding Agency: H2020
    • 2015-2019: EPOS-IP. European Plate Observing System - Implementation Phase
    Position: GEOFON Data Expert.
    Funding Agency: H2020
    • 2015-2020: Univ. of Potsdam/GeoForschungsZentrum. Surface processes, Tectonics and Georesources: The Andean foreland basin of Argentina (StRATEGy).
    Position: Co-PI of subproject.
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Manfred Strecker (UP) / Prof. Magdalena Scheck Wenderoth (GFZ)
    Funding Agency: DFG
    • 2015-2018: EUDAT2020.
    Position: Service Integrator / Development Group.
    Funding Agency: H2020
    • 2013-2016: Geodynamic Evolution of the Neuquén Andes: Implications for Geo-Resources. 
    Position: Head of a Helmholtz International Research Group (HIRG-0008).
    Funding Agency: Helmholtz Association
    • 2013-2014: NERA. Network of European Research Infrastructures for Earthquake Risk Assessment and Mitigation. 
    Position: Developer.
    Funding Agency: FP7.

    Research Boards and Committees:

    Chair of the FDSN Working Group 2, Data Exchange (2019-2021).

    Chair of the EIDA Technical Committee (2017-2019).

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