Clovis Grinand



PhD in Functional Ecology and Agronomic Sciences (SupAgro, IRD and CIRAD) and specialized in Localized Information Systems for Spatial Planning (AgroParisTech), he is an expert in land use change monitoring using remote sensing, digital soil mapping and spatial modeling applied to forestry, agronomy and landscape ecology. He is the author of numerous international scientific publications.

He has worked for three years as a research engineer at IRD on pedology and soil carbon stock mapping. He joined the GoodPlanet Foundation in May 2011 to work on remote sensing and modelling work on projects related to forest and agriculture (REDD+). In 2012, he joined the Etc Terra team and initiated the creation of a Research and Development department (Nitidæ Lab'). He currently supervises several PhD students within the association, and conduct impact evaluation studies and provide technical support (capacity building, technology transfer) on many of the association's projects.

Project Manager / France
Years of experience
17 years
Key qualifications
  • Research and development

    • Development of innovative tools and methodology, quality control and accuracy assessment, capacity building, peer-review journal publication
  • Field of expertise

    • Implementation of environmental studies involving soil science, forestry, agronomy, hydrology and earth observation expertise, from landscape to national scale.
  • Technical skills

    • Ability to use a large panel of software within the domain of GIS, Database Management, Remote Sensing and Spatial Modelling.
  • Project management

    • Implementation of Landscape Management project, technical and financial proposal, multi stakeholder discussion, monitoring and reporting
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