At the annual conference of the Association québécoise de télédétection (AQT) held at Bishop’s University from May 15 to 17, 2019, the Ferdinand Bonn Award was presented to Claire Gosselin, Manager of Research and Development – Earth Observation at Effigis, in recognition of her contribution to the association’s activities and the advancement of remote sensing in Quebec.
Claire has been working in the fields of remote sensing and geomatics for over 30 years. After having successfully held a position as a space technology application specialist at the United Nations in Bangkok for five years, she contributed to the expansion of the geomatics market in Southeast Asia for Canadian companies for nearly a decade. Claire joined Effigis in 2008, where she is dedicated to managing R&D projects for organizations such as the World Bank.
The Ferdinand Bonn Prize is awarded periodically by the AQT in honour of Ferdinand Bonn, author of the first French-language remote sensing précis and founder of the Centre d’applications et de recherches en télédétection. Since 1985, Claire has been the second woman in this sector in Quebec, and the second representative of Effigis after Pierre Vincent, formerly Executive Vice-President, to receive this honorary mention.
Congratulations to Claire for this honour!
From left to right: Charles Gignac, AQT President, Claire Gosselin, Richard Fournier, AQT Vice-President, and Yacine Bouroubi, member of the Board.