Joël Sudre (M) is currently a French National Centre for Scientific (CNRS) Research Engineer at UMS 2013 CPST (Mixed Service Unit to support Data Terra French Research Infrastructure). He received his Ph.D. degree in physical oceanography from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, in 2013. He has authored and co-authored 46 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-9220-2018). His research interests include physical, dynamical, and biogeochemical oceanography, image processing for oceanographic studies, and in situ and satellite ocean observing systems. He is a technical representative of French Ocean Data Information and Service (ODATIS) and he is the technical coordinator of UMS2013 CPST.