Tell us about your work/research. What kinds of things do you do?
I have worked for 20 years for survey operations worldwide. My first experience was as a surveyor for a coastal survey and environmental coastal studies in France. I then spent six years working in seafloor mapping with multibeam echo sounders, water/sediment/bio sampling, and working as a commercial diver. Next my career took a turn as I got onboard for a deep shipwreck search for 11 years conducting search and salvage with custom SSS and ROV rated for 6000m depth. Playing with treasure all over the world was great! I was fascinated working in wreck search and salvage so I worked for Ocean Infinity for two years using Hugins AUV and ASV boats. Today I specialize in the autonomous world with iXblue and became a Drix pilot 2.5 years ago.
What sparked your initial interest in your current career?
I wanted to work at sea with high-tech. I am interested in understanding how oceans work and I'd like to protect them.
Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?
The place I grow up and my parents
What element of your work/study do you think is the most fascinating?
Wreck search in the middle of the ocean with 20000 feet depth
What are your degrees and certifications?
Bachelor of Science in Coastal management and Marine Science
What are your hobbies?
Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Kayak, Sailing, Diving, and Swimming