Mário Caetano is a Researcher of the Public Administration since 1992. Currently he is a Principal Researcher of Directorate-General for Territory (DGT) and he is also the Deputy Director-General since 2014. From 2010 to 2014 he was the scientific advisor for Earth Observation of the President of Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Mário Caetano is the coordinator of the National System for Land Cover Mapping (SMOS), of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (SNIG) and of the National Geodetic Infrastructure. As researcher, he coordinated and/or collaborate in more 40 research and consultancy projects and he is author of more than 150 publications in books, journals and conference proceedings. Mário Caetano has more than 25 years of experience teaching in university courses, including remote sensing, satellite image processing, geospatial information systems, cartography and spatial analysis. He has been the representative of Portugal in many steering committees and high-level groups of the Unites Nations, European Space Agency and European Commission, related to space, Earth Observation and Research.