Olivier Ayotte holds a college degree in surveying from college Ahuntsic (Québec, Canada) and completed  hydrographic survey training at CHS Ste-Flavie (Québec, Canada). He is a commercial seaplane pilot, with  more than 20 years’ experience in hydrographic and airborne geophysical surveys. He owns Geosphair Aviation Inc., a private company specialised in airborne and marine surveys, R&D and operation.