Nathalie Debese received an engineering degree in Computer Science from The University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) in 1989, and a MSc degree in Statistics. She obtained a PhD in System Control Theory in December 1992 for her research works at IFREMER -the French research institute for exploration of the sea - on the Learning registration of the navigation through bathymetric data. She worked from 1995 to 2009 in the SHOM – the French hydrographic and Oceanographic service - as the MBES co-project manager. As an expert in bathymetry, she contributed to the definition of the MBES data quality workflow. She was also involved in several research projects focusing on bathymetric data processing. Since 2009, she works with the ENSTA Bretagne as an Associate Professor in the Hydrography Oceanography Positioning group. Her research interests include automatic cleaning of bathymetric data, geometrical and morphological properties of digital terrain, features extraction and representation.