Patrick Grenard is a Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary at the CTBTO in charge of programme and technical coordination. Prior to this he was the Chief of the Engineering and Development Section at the CTBTO’s International Monitoring System Division.
He has over 25 years of experience in systems engineering and specializes in underwater acoustics. As officer and engineer in the French Defence 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.
During his assignment to the CTBTO from 1998 to 2005, Grenard was involved in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the International Monitoring System (IMS). From 2008 to 2013 he was in charge of the IMS Engineering and Development Programme, leading the construction of the IMS network and the development of seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide monitoring technologies.