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Our team

We are a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in the private and research sectors. We work tirelessly in the development of innovative solutions for understanding and managing flood risks.

Hachem Agili

Co-founder and CEO

Holder of an Engineering degree in Telecommunications and a Master's degree in Geomatics, Hachem worked for several years at INRS on projects related to flood risk management. These projects were carried out in cooperation with organizations at various levels of government. Today, Hachem ensures that his expertise and that of the entire Geosapiens team are put to good use in meeting the needs of the company's clients and partners.

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Sébastien Raymond

Co-founder and vice-president

Sébastien is an environmental engineer and holds a doctorate in earth sciences applied to hydrology/water quality. He has over 10 years of experience in hydrology and environmental engineering. He has a multidisciplinary scientific training combining biology, physico-chemistry, geography and hydrology. He acts as coordinator/scientific advisor in several projects related to environmental risk management and flood modeling.

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Karem Chokmani

Co-founder, Statistical Hydrology and Geomatics

Karem is a professor-researcher at INRS. His work, which is the foundation of E-NUNDATION, focuses on the development of remote sensing applications for the space-based monitoring of water resources in the context of climate change. He is also working on the development of statistical tools for local and regional hydrological variable estimates.

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Yves Gauthier

Co-founder, Natural Risk Management

With a Bachelor's degree in Geography and a Master's degree in Remote Sensing, Yves has accumulated more than 27 years of experience as a research professional and research coordinator at INRS. In addition to his work on ice monitoring and collaborations with northern communities, he has been the Coordinator of R&D projects in the management of natural hazards such as floods and ice jams.

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Khalid Oubennaceur

Co-founder, Hydraulics and Geomatics

Khalid has a PhD in Water Sciences at INRS. His main areas of expertise are uncertainty analysis in risk modelling, assessment of economic flood damage and geomatics. Khalid has more than five years of experience in the management and implementation of projects in the field of Flood Risk Management.

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Marion Tanguy

Co-founder, Flood Risk

After earning a Bachelor's degree in Geography and a Master's degree in Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Marion continued her doctoral studies in Water Sciences at INRS. She specializes in the fields of flood mapping using satellite images and the assessment of the vulnerability of populations to floods. Her work has led to the development of an innovative method for the characterization and assessment of human risk related to floods.

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Anas El Alem

Co-founder, Remote Sensing

Anas holds a Master's degree in Oceanology and Marine Environment, a DEA in Geological Risks, Remote Sensing and Cartography and a PhD in Water Sciences at INRS. Anas' work is focused on mapping floodplain boundaries and developing models to assess water quality from remotely sensed data.

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Charles Tousignant

GIS Developer

Charles holds an Engineering degree in Geomatics Engineering from Université Laval and a major in Geography from Université de Montréal. He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of geomatics. He has also gained expertise in the development of geomatics solutions for flood risk management during his career at INRS.

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Arnaud Clément

GIS Developer

A geographer by training, Arnaud holds a master's degree in disaster and natural risk management. His 4 years of experience with different French local authorities have enabled him to bring his know-how in the realization of awareness tools and crisis management related to natural risks. As project manager within Orléans Métropole, he was able to address the broad spectrum of flood risk management, with the creation and implementation of a Flood Prevention Action Program.

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André Labonté

Business Development

André has extensive experience in IT management. He has held several positions in large private companies and in the public sector. André was Director of the IT department for the City of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu for 10 years. Today, he is a conference speaker and strategic adviser to start-up companies. He was also Coordinator of the Réseau de l'informatique municipal du Québec committee, which is working on a white paper on smart cities in Quebec.

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Join our team!

Geosapiens is looking for motivated and talented people to join its team. Are you a specialist in hydraulics, hydrology, environment or geomatics? Are you interested in issues related to flood risk? Are you dynamic, innovative and enjoy taking on challenges? We want to meet you!

We are interested in hearing from you.