Laurent Polidori is a senior scientist in remote sensing and geodetic sciences, with experience in radar remote sensing and cartographic applications. He is an associate professor at UFPA (Belém, Brazil). He has been the director of ESGT (Faculty of Geodetic Sciences and Land Administration, Le Mans, France) and CESBIO (Centre of Spatial Studies of the Biosphere, Toulouse, France), and was president of the French Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from 2008 to 2014.