Chief Scientist to the U.S. National Ice Center,
works in the Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division in the
NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR). One of
Ludovic’s primary roles is to identify
novel satellite applications for sea ice, lake ice, and terrestrial snow and to
enable their transition from research to operations for societal benefits. He
has been working on microwave remote sensing of the cryosphere since 2007
using satellite and airborne observations. From 2010 to 2021, Ludovic worked
at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and was a Sr. Scientist & Manager before
joining STAR. He has published more than 60 papers, participated in a dozen
field campaigns, including polar deployments in Antarctica, Greenland, and
the Canadian Archipelago.
Ludovic was a recipient of several national and international team and
individual awards for scientific achievements, including the 2021 IEEE
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Transactions Prize Paper Award, the 2018
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Cryosphere Early Career Award, several
NASA GSFC awards in 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2021, e.g. “for exceptional
public outreach and mentoring of students in the field of remote sensing
of the cryosphere”, and “for excellent and innovative work advancing
microwave research over the cryosphere from multiple sensors and through
Ludovic obtained a MSc in Physics in 2006, and his PhD in Earth and
Environmental Science in 2009 from Grenoble Alpes University, France.
In 2015, he earned a Professional Certificate in Project Management from
Georgetown University, Washington, DC.