The project, which starts in December 2017, is carried out within the framework of European Space Agency's Guest Investigator Programme, and funded by the Operational Programme Smart Growth 2014-2020 of the European Union through the TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science. It will be carried out in constant interaction with the TGO science teams.
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Meet the people involved in the project.
Daniel is a geologist involved in the tectonics of large igneous provinces on Earth and on the terrestrial planets. He joined the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2015, first in secondment from LPG, University of Nantes, then as full professor. He had earlier been an assistant professor at University of Clermont-Ferrand, then associate professor at University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. He is a Guest Investigator of ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter mission to Mars, launched in March 2016.
Pierre-Antoine defended a master's degree in earth and planetary sciences at University of Nantes, France. In the EXOMHYDR project, which he joined in March 2018, he is in charge of (only!) understanding the geologic evolution of the Tharsis bulge using data from ExoMars TGO/CaSSIS and earlier datasets, and constraints from the other ExoMars TGO instruments.
Gaspard is a student of the SMEMAG doctoral school at University Paris-Saclay. He joined the EXOMHYDR project in December 2020, and is in charge of investigating the mineraloy of Martian layered deposits using a new spectral unmixing method developed by our collaborator Frédéric Schmidt at University Paris-Saclay.
Expert in mineralogy
Joanna prepared her PhD in the field of mineralogy, petrology and structural geology at the Space Research Centre, which she defended in 2008. She is a specialist of mineralogy from hyperspectral remote sensing instruments. She joined the project in March 2018.
Expert in SHARAD radar
Luigi was with us already in a former TEAM project as a postdoc. In the current project, he is hired as Expert in ground-penetrating radar to calibrate and help interpret SHARAD data in some of our study areas. He started in November 2019.
Marta defended her PhD in thermal remote sensing at University of Poznan in 2013. She is in charge of studying the thermal variations of the Martian surface that might be related to internal heat release, using Mars Express/PFS and ExoMars TGO/ACS data.
Jakub defended his PhD in February 2018 at Leibniz University of Hannover, on metal migration in the oceanic crust. He participated to the EXOMHYDR project between March 2018 and November 2020, where he was in charge of investigating the hydrothermal ore deposits in volcanic regions of Mars in relation with their magmatic evolution.
Ela is in charge of managing all the administrative aspects of the project.
Kinga is in charge of managing all the financial aspects of the project.
The project is financed within the framework of the TEAM Programme of FNP
(agreement TEAM/2016-3/20, project POIR.04.04.00-00-3CD8/16)
The TEAM Programme is part of the Grant Project of the Foundation for Polish Science European Funds within the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014–2020 Priority Axis IV: Increasing the scientific research potential Measure 4.4: Increasing the human potential in the R & D sector.
Project value: 3 495 821,00 PLN / EU grant value: 3 495 821,00 PLN
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Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Kopernika 11, 51-622 Wrocław, Poland
e-mail: dmege (at) cbk.waw.pl