Our Team

Since 2007, GDS has carried out more than 2.5 million linear kilometers of airborne and helicopterborne surveys for a multitude of private companies and government institutions, including 75% for the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Quebec (MERN) and the Geological Survey of Canada (NRCan) only. These projects include magnetic, radiometric, electromagnetic and gravity surveys or a combination of these.

GDS staff has strong expertise in regional weather conditions and field difficulties.









Mouhamed Moussaoui, P.Eng.


Mr. Moussaoui has more than 30 years of experience in the supervision and execution of projects related to fixed-wing, helicopter and ground geophysics. He has managed several mandates and has  been involved in every stage of project execution. Mr. Moussaoui was project manager in most of the airborne mandates obtained by SIAL Geosciences Inc., then by Fugro Airborne Surveys Corp. at the Montreal office, which involves several million km-linear surveys. He founded Geo Data Solutions GDS Inc. in 2007 and is the president since.








Isabelle D'Amours, P.Eng. M. Sc. A.

General Manager

Ms. D'Amours has more than 18 years of experience in geophysics both on the field and in office processing and project management. She worked as a consultant and for various private companies and for the Ministère des Ressources Naturelles du Québec before joining GDS team. Ms. D'Amours has been involved in the compilation and interpretation of data, drawing, reporting, planning and preparation of geophysical exploration programs.









Saleh Elmoussaoui

Vice-president, Operations Manager

Mr. Elmoussaoui has over 15 years of experience in the management and execution of airborne geophysical campaigns in Canada and abroad. He has been involved in several mandates carried out by SIAL Geosciences Inc. and then by Fugro Airborne Surveys Corp. and now at GDS since its founding, accumulating more than 1,500,000 line-km. Mr. Elmoussaoui is also cofounder of Geo Data Solutions GDS Inc.









François Caty, B. Sc Geology


Mr. Caty has over 30 years of experience in the field of ground and aerial geophysics as well as lake sediment sampling where he started as a sampler. He soon became a team leader on the majority of projects of the same type for SIAL Geosciences, Fugro Airborne Surveys and now Geo Data Solutions. Mr. Caty is also involved in the preparation of the navigation of the aerial surveys as well as in the design and verification of the final products delivered to the customers. Mr. Caty is a cofounder of Geo Data Solutions. GDS Inc.


Pierre Filion

Electronics Technician

Mr. Filion has more than 20 years of experience in geophysical instrumentation operations. He has worked for SIAL Geosciences, Fugro Airborne Surveys and now Geo Data Solutions GDS since its inception in 2007. He has worked in Canada and abroad with several types of acquisition systems and in several geophysical areas.








Marc A. Vallée, P. Eng. Ph. D.

EMA Specialist & Marketing

Marc Vallée graduated in geological engineering from Laval University, before completing a Master's degree in geophysics at the University of Toronto, and a PhD in geophysics at École Polytechnique de Montréal. He has over 25 years of experience as a research scientist in applied geophysics, mainly for the Noranda Technology Center, then for the Fugro Airborne Surveys Company. Recently, he was responsible for geophysical inversion as part of the NSERC-CMIC Footprints project. His expertise is mainly in the processing and interpretation of electromagnetic, magnetic and airborne gravity surveys. He is the author of several scientific articles in applied geophysics.

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Carlos Cortada, B. Sc.

Senior Geophysical Data Processing Specialist

Mr. Cortada has worked on aeromagnetic and spectrometric projects since 2004, in Canada and abroad. At GDS since 2008, he is closely involved in the processing of data from acquisition to final processing through scripting and advanced functions on most GDS projects.








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Mouhamed Moussaoui, P.Eng., President, mmoussaoui@geodatasolutions.ca

Saleh Elmoussaoui, Vice-president, Operations Manager, selmoussaoui@geodatasolutions.ca

Isabelle D'Amours, P.Eng. M. Sc. A., General Manager, idamours@geodatasolutions.ca

Marc A. Vallée, P.Eng. Ph. D. EMA Specialist& Marketing, mvallee@geodatasolutions.ca

François Caty, B. Sc. Geology, fcaty@geodatasolutions.ca

Carlos Cortada, B. Sc. Senior Data Processing Specialist, ccortada@geodatasolutions.ca

Pierre Filion, Tech. , Electronics Technician, pfilion@geodatasolutions.ca