Panem Chantal - Gaia
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Chantal Panem joins Gaia in december 2013 as operations manager of the CNES Data Processing Centre, attending the launch in Guyana was an unforgettable first contact!
After some years in software companies, the first experience being on coding for military submarine systems, she was hired by CNES in 1991 as software engineering designer. She was involved during 15 years in the development of image processing centers for earth observation (Spot5, Pleiades), she likes technical and human challenges and after a project with China (CFOSAT), she decided to raise her head to look at the milky way and moved to Gaia . In charge of the GAIA DPCC team as project manager from 2016 to 2019 and as such member of DPACE, Chantal is now DPCC Mission and Operations manager as her last job before retirement.
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