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Dr. Anna Belehaki

ISWAT Responsibilities: G2B Cluster Moderator


Anna Belehaki is research director and vice-president of the scientific council in the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS). She received a Ph.D. in Space Physics in 1992 from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and immediately after, she joined the Canadian Network for Space Research of the University of Alberta in Canada as post-doctoral fellow. In 1995 she was elected in a research position in the National Observatory of Athens where she continues to serve. Anna has expertise in the investigation of solar wind – magnetospheric – ionospheric interactions, in the development of empirical models for ionospheric and plasmaspheric predictions, in the transition of scientific models from research to operations to support ionospheric space weather services, and in conducting ionospheric experiments and organizing monitoring services. She is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers published in peer review journals and participated to more than 140 conferences with a long list of contributions, among them 32 invited talks. For more info please go to 

Research Achievements:

  • Principal Investigator of the Athens Digisonde 
  • Principal investigator of the DIAS project: European Digital Upper Atmosphere Server 
  • Coordinator of the European Commission Horizon 2020 TechTIDE project: Warning and Mitigation Technologies for Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances Effects  
  • Director of the NATO Science for Peace and Security multi-year programme Net-TIDE: Pilot Network for the identification of Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances
  • Scientific manager of the ESPAS FP7 Research Infrastructure Project: European e-infrastructure for near-Earth space data 

Scientific Community Services:

  • Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate 
  • Member of the Strategic Advisory Boards of major research projects ReSoLVE and LOFAR4SW
  • Member of the European Space Sciences Committee for Space Weather
  • Member of the Board of the Space Weather Working Team of the European Space Agency
  • Chair of the Management Committee of the COST Action ES0803  
  • Vice-Chair of the Management Committee of the COST Action 724
  • Referee for international journals
  • Evaluator for research proposals submitted for funding to the European Commission Programmes