Graduated in Physics - University of Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques (1995), Master in Physical Methods for Remote Sensing - University of Paris VII - Denis Diderot (1997) and Ph.D. in Forest Sciences - ENGREF / AgroParisTech (2000). He was a visiting professor at the University of Brasília and a researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement. In Brazil. He works on different projects linked to monitoring the quality of surface water (rivers, lakes) by satellite in the Amazon, the Midwest and the Northeast. He has been the director of the HYBAM Amazon River Observation Service (www-so-hybam.org) since 2012.