Pierre Choquet, P.Eng., has been involved in the field of Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring for most of his career. He joined RST Instruments of Maple Ridge, BC in 2007 and is now Technical Advisor of Terra Insights and Vice-President of Market Development for RST Instruments. Pierre graduated in Geological Engineering (Engineering Geology) from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and subsequently obtained a doctorate degree in Rock Mechanics from Ecole des Mines de Paris in France. From 1982–1993 he was a faculty member at the department of Mining and Metallurgy of Laval University in Quebec City where his specialty was rock mechanics, ground control, and applied geology. He is a member of the USSD Committee on Monitoring Dams and their Foundations, and is the Canada representative on the ICOLD Technical Committee on Dam Surveillance. He is also the Editor of the Instrumentation and Monitoring column of the Canadian Geotechnique magazine.