Dr Marc Pinto
Scientific Advisor, ECAGROUP
Marc graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris in 1983. He received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the University of Paris in 1991. In 1993 he joined Thales Underwater Systems as Head of the Signal Processing Group, specializing in maritime mine countermeasures. From1997 to 2010 he was with the NATO Undersea Research Center, La Spezia, Italy where he served as Head of the Mine Countermeasures Group. He is a recognized expert in Synthetic Aperture Sonar systems for AUV-based minehunting and harbour defence. He served as Chief Technology Officer, Marport Deep Sea Technologies from 2010 till 2014, developing advanced sonar systems for fisheries and defence and since March 2013 he is Director, Integrated Robotics Systems, at ECA Group.