Biographical Note:



GERARDO SUÁREZ 

is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Geophysics, National Autonomous University of México (UNAM)


Suárez has had an active career as a researcher in geophysics and as a programme leader in related applications.   From August 1997 to July 2006, Suárez was the first Director of the International Monitoring System (IMS) Division of the CTBTO and was influential in shaping the Treaty’s verification system in its early stage.  Prior to joining the CTBTO, Suárez held positions of increasing responsibility at UNAM and from 1982 to 1985, he worked as a research scientist at the Lamont‐Doherty Geological Observatory at Columbia University.  He has also taken part in or chaired various national and international committees in the field of Earth Sciences and natural disasters.

He is also Director General of Terracon Ingeniería, a multinational and multidisciplinary company engaging in Sciences of the Earth and Civil protection programmes, which incorporates expertise in various scientific fields related to disaster prevention and management.  In addition, Suárez is Chairman of the International Federation of Digital Seismographic Networks.