People

In order to promote the scientific and technological advancement in the Atlantic region, the AIR Centre includes in its team specialized staff members and affiliated scientists with a distinct curriculum in the lines of action of the Centre.

Staff

Emir Sirage

Emir Sirage

Chief Executive Officer – CEO
Mariana Ávila

Mariana Ávila

Project Developer
João Campos

João Campos

Project Controller and Planning Officer
Emanuel Castanho

Emanuel Castanho

Project Developer
Tânia Li Chen

Tânia Li Chen

Project Developer
Gabriel Costa

Gabriel Costa

Administrative Assistant
Valente Cuambe

Valente Cuambe

Researcher in Space Sciences
Catarina Paes Duarte

Catarina Paes Duarte

Events and Network Manager
Alexandra Frazão

Alexandra Frazão

Executive Secretary
Andrea Giusti

Andrea Giusti

Project Developer
Letícia Leão

Letícia Leão

Administrative Assistant
Adriano Lima

Adriano Lima

Senior Project Officer and MBON Scientific Programmer
 Joaquim Melo

Joaquim Melo

Junior Project Developer
Inês Correia Mesquita

Inês Correia Mesquita

Communication Officer
Mariana Moreira

Mariana Moreira

Scientific and Project Officer in Geodesy, Geophysics and Earth Observations
José Luís Moutinho

José Luís Moutinho

Chief Business & Networking Officer
Natalia Ospina-Alvarez

Natalia Ospina-Alvarez

Senior Project Officer and Innovation Manager in Blue Economy
João Pinelo

João Pinelo

Head of Data Science, Cloud Infrastructure, and Development
Geisa Rosa

Geisa Rosa

Human Resources, Administrative and Finance Manager
Pedro Silva

Pedro Silva

Chief Technology Officer CTO, EO Lab
Joana Soares

Joana Soares

Executive Secretary for MBON and Project Officer for AIR Centre
 Iga Szczesniak

Iga Szczesniak

Project Developer
André Valente

André Valente

Project Officer

Board of Directors

  • Paulo Gadelha
    › President of the AD AIR Centre Board of Directors and Executive Committee member, Brazil
  • Emir Sirage
    › Chief Executive Officer (Interim) and Member of Executive Committee, Portugal
  • Sofia Cordeiro
    › Member of the Board of Directors, Portugal
  • Salvador Landeros Ayala
    › Representing Mexican Space Agency (AEM)Mexico
  • Nick Veck
    › Representing Catapult Satellite Applications, UK
  • Flávio Tiago
    › Member of the Board of Directors, Portugal
  • Selby Modiba
    › Representing the Department of Science and Technology – Government of South Africa, South Africa

General Assembly

  • Madalena Alves
    › President of the General Assembly
  • Raquel Grazina
    › Representing FCT
  • António Felix Rodrigues
    › Representing the Regional Government of Azores
  • Emiliana Silva
    › Representing the Regional Government of Azores
  • Joaquin Hernandes Brito
    › Representing Spain, Plocanalso having the role of GA Secretary
  • Josefina Lostau
    › Representing Spain, Plocan
  • Ibrahim Yakubu
    › Representing NigeriaNASRDA
  • Abayomi Oguntunde
    › Representing NigeriaNASRDA
  • James Loveder
    › Representing the UK, BEIS Department
  • Chris Matthews
    › Representing the UK, BEIS Department
  • Malik de Pina Lopes
    › Representing Cabo Verde, IMAR
  • Clarissa Amaral
    › Representing the State of Bahia, State Secretary for the Environment
  • Bouchta El Moumni
    › Representing Morocco, Abdelamlek Essaadi University
  • Filomena Vaz Velho
    › Representing Angola, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Pesqueira e Marinha (INIPM)
  • Tumisang Modiole
    › Representing South Africa, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and SANSA
  • Stewart Bernard
    › Representing South Africa, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and SANSA
  • Jean Rogelio Linero Cueto
    › Representing Colombia, Ministry of Science (Minciencias) – Government of Colombia
  • Marcos Oliveira
    › Representing Colombia, Ministry of Science (Minciencias) – Government of Colombia