Biographical Note:



PATRICK GRENARD

is the Chief of the Engineering and Development Section at the International Monitoring System (IMS) Division, CTBTO


Grenard has over 20 years of experience in systems engineering and specializes in underwater acoustics. As officer and engineer in the French Defense department, he held various positions in the French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service from 1989 to 1997 and at the Technical Centre for Naval Systems from 2006 to 2008, covering the design, operation, testing and evaluation of scientific instrumentation and complex systems in oceanography, geophysics, and underwater warfare.  He has managed projects at the national and international level including a navy oceanographic ship construction programme.  In 2007 he became chairman of the French Executive Committee for Military Oceanography and the French Ministry of Defence representative at the European Defence Agency for the thematic group on Underwater Systems Related Technology.

During his initial assignment to the CTBTO from 1998 to 2005, Grenard was involved in the design and installation of the first IMS hydroacoustic stations.  He subsequently assumed responsibility for the Operation and Maintenance Support Group, which laid the foundation for the IMS Operations and Sustainment programme.