Biography

Marie-Francoise Voidrot is a Director with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Innovation Program, with a focus on initiatives related to Earth Observations. She is involved in several initiatives of importance to GEO Group for Earth Observation, including the H2020 NextGEOSS and E-SHAPE projects , and OGC’s Disasters Concept Development Study. She is also part of the GEOSS-EVOLVE initiative, alternate representative for OGC to the GEO Program Board and participated in the  GEO Expert Advisory Group.

Prior to joining OGC, Mrs. Voidrot was Senior Project Manager at Meteo-France for numerous meteorological operational information systems for use by Meteo-France and by major customers in spatial, defence or aeronautical activities. She possesses a global end to end view of information systems from production to a large variety of community application activities. She has regularly shared her knowledge via international trainings or conferences. From 2009-2016 she served as the Meteo-France representative to the OGC and as a co-chair of the OGC Met Ocean Domain Working Group working to align representatives from across the Met Ocean community with OGC standards experts regarding a range of interoperability requirements.

Mrs. Voidrot has been graduated from two Grandes Ecoles Francaises holding a MS in Informatics from Ecole Centrale Paris and a MS in Meteorology from Ecole Nationale de Météorologie in France. As part of her MS in informatics, she worked on Vis5D multi-dimensional data visualization at the Space Science and Engineering Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

In September 2017, she received the OGC Kenneth D. Gardels award. 

She is married and has 3 children.

The OGC is a a not- for-profit international consensus organization comprised of over 500 industry, government, academic, research and not-for-profit organizations. OGC standards and best practices enable the seamless discovery, sharing, integration and application information in a location context across networks, systems, enterprises, organizations and jurisdictions.