Keynote title: Airborne agricultural geophysics and geomatics
CEO & Technical Director
Ph.D. Geophysics, Toulouse, France
Laurent holds a PhD in geophysics and geology (Universities of Toulouse and Nancy, France, 1997). After a brief academic career at Rhodes University (post-doc researcher, 1998-2000) then University of Pretoria (lecturer) (South Africa, 2001-2002), Laurent joined Fugro Airborne Surveys in Johannesburg as senior geophysicist and until 2007 successively occupied the positions of Chief Geophysicist, Manager Airborne Projects and Operations Manager (in charge of Africa, Middle East and Europe). He was Vice-President of Canada based Terraquest Airborne Geophysics Ltd. in 2011. Laurent is presently the Managing Director of EXIGE (a geophysics consulting firm and technologies incubator), Managing Partner of SkyBorg (UAVs for Africa) and CEO of GyroLAG (gyrocopter airborne geophysics) all registered in South Africa with a base in Australia.