mioara mandea - CV


since 2022 Head "Science Coordination" Department, Strategy Directorate - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale, Paris

2011 - 2021

Solid Earth Programme Manager, Directorate for Innovation, Applications and Science - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale, Paris

2011 - 2011

Deputy-Director, European Center from the Arctic - Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

2009 - 2011

Physicist, Université Paris Diderot - Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

2005 - 2009

Professor - Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics, Technische Universität Braunschweig

2005 - 2009

Head of Section 2.3 at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

1994 - 2004

Physicist, Head of French National Magnetic Observatory

1991 - 1993

Various fellowships at Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris

1984 - 1994

Researcher, Geomagnetism department, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Bucharest

1982 - 1984

Engineer, Gravimetry section, Geological and Geophysical Survey, Bucharest



HDR, "Habilitation à diriger les recherches", Physics of the Earth (Univ. Paris VII)


PhD, Internal Geophysics (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris)


PhD, Geophysics and Geophysical Prospecting (Bucharest University)


Engineering in Geology and Geophysics (Bucharest University)



Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite - Décret du 24/11/2022


Emil-Wiechert Medal, Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft


Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences


Corresponding Member, Bureau des Longitudes - Académie de Science Paris


Honorary Citizen of Comanesti, Romania


ERC Synergy Grant ''GRACEFUL''


Membre of Russian Academy of Science


Membre of Académie Royale de Belgique


Petrus Peregrinus Medal, European Geosciences Union (EGU)


Chevalier - Ordre National du Mérite - Décret du 14/11/2016


Member of Academia Europaea


International Award, American Geophysical Union (AGU)


Titular Member of Academy of Romanian Scientists


Commemorative Medal, Slovak Academy of Sciences


"Botezatu Prize", Romaniae Scientiarum Societas


"Hepites Prize", Romanian Academy


"Van Straelen Prize", French Geological Society

Consultancy: International and National

since 2023

President-Elect, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)

since 2021

French POC, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

since 2018

Member, Scientific Advisory Council of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

since 2011

Member National Administrative or Scientific Councils (IPEV, CNSO, OPGC, OSUC, etc), France

since 2008

President, CGMW Geophysical Maps Commission - CMGW, Paris

2018 - 2023

Chair, President, Int. Assoc. of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)

2018 - 2022

Chair, Outreach Committee, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

2013 - 2021

Member "service extraordinaire", Bureau des Longitudes – Académie de Science, Paris

2016 - 2019

President, Science Committee, International Space Science Institute (ISSI), Berne

2009 - 2019

Secretary General, Int. Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)

2014 - 2018

Vice-President, Société Française de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection

2013 - 2018

Member, Advisory Board CEED (UiO Oslo)

2014 - 2016

Member, Advisory Board MED-SUV project (FP7)

2012 - 2016

Generaly Secretary, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

2010 - 2012

Chair, Education Award Committee, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2008 - 2010

Member, Education Award Committee, AGU

2007 - 2011

President, Earth Magnetism and Rock Physics Division, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

2007 - 2009

Member, Executive Committee of Int. Assoc. of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)

2003 - 2009

President, "Solid Earth" group - TOSCA Commission (CNES)

2003 - 2007

Co-chair, Division V of Int. Assoc. of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)

1999 - 2003

Chair, Working Group V-8 of Int. Assoc. of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)

2002 - 2006

Chair, French National Committee of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

2004 - 2006

Member, Scientific Council of Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

1997 - 2000

Member, Administration Council of Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

Member of American Geophysical Union

Member of European Union of Geo-sciences

Member of French Geological Society

Member of Romanian Society of Geophysics

Editorial Activities

Associated or Topical Editor

  • Surveys in geophysics (ongoing)
  • Solid Earth (2010-2022)
  • Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interior (special issue)
  • Earth Planets Space (special issue)

Reviewer for manuscripts submitted to

  • Science
  • Nature
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Earth, Planets and Space
  • Geophysical Journal International
  • Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Referee for projects submitted to

  • Institut Polaire Français - Paul Emile Victor
  • ANR - French National Science Foundation
  • Norway Research Council
  • UEFISCDI - Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, Romania
  • European Research Council
  • FED-tWIN programme, Belgium
  • FCT - Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia, Portugal
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Achievements track record

Authored of 285 publications and 456 abstracts for Conference materials (dec 2023)
  • 191 peer-reviewed publications
  • 23 books and chapters in books
  • 71 publications in Proceedings and Reports

Selected 10 publications over the last decade

  • MANDEA, M., The Magnetic Declination. A History of the Compass, ISBN: 978-3-031-09476-7, 116 p., Springer, 2022.
  • Dumberry M. and MANDEA, M., Gravity variations and ground deformations resulting from core dynamics, Surveys in Geophysics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-021-09656-2, 2021.
  • MANDEA, M. and A. Chambodut, Geomagnetic field processes and their implications for Space Weather, Surveys in Geophysics, GEOP-Special Issue on “Remote Sensing of Geohazards and Risks”, 41:1611–1627, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-020-09598-1, 2020.
  • MANDEA, M., C. Narteau, I. Panet, and J.-L. Le Mouël, Gravimetric and magnetic anomalies produced by dissolution-crystallization at the core-mantle boundary, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JB012048, 2015.
  • Panet, I., G. Pajot-Métivier, M. Greff-Lefftz, L. Métivier, M. Diament, M. MANDEA, Mapping the mass distribution of Earth’s mantle using satellite-derived gravity gradients, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2063, 2014.
  • MANDEA, M., I. Panet, V. Lesur, O. de Viron, M. Diament, and J.-L. Le Mouël, Recent changes of the Earth’s core derived from satellite observations of magnetic and gravity fields, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1207346109, 2012.
  • MANDEA, M. and C. Gaina, The Changing Faces of the Arctic. A glace at the top of the World from Magnetic and Gravity View, Commission For The Geological Map of The World, ISBN 978-2-917310-10-6, 2012.
  • MANDEA, M., C. Gaina, V. Lesur, Magnetic Modeling, Theory and Computation, Harsh K. Gupta (ed.), Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-8702-7, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2011.
  • MANDEA, M., R. Holme, A. Pais, K. Pinheiro, A. Jackson, G. Verbanac, Geomagnetic Jerks: Rapid Core Field Variations and Core Dynamics, Space Sci Rev , 155, 147–175, DOI 10.1007/s11214-010-9663-x, 2010.
  • MANDEA, M. and V. Lesur, The Magnetic Lithosphere: A Novel View in The Lithosphere: Geochemistry, Geology and Geophysics, Eds: J. E. Anderson and R. W. Coates, Nova Science Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-60456-903-2, 2009.
  • Scientific Interests

    • Space observations: Solid Earth
    • Geo-potential fields observation, from modern observatories and satellites to historical archives
    • Description of temporal and spatial changes of the geomagnetic field
    • Adapting new mathematical tools to magnetic and gravity data analysis
    • Studies on the Earth's Deep Interior
    • Studies of the Mars, Moon and Mercury magnetic fields
    • Studies of the geophysical changes in the Arctic region

    Ongoing Projects

    Since 2019

    GRACEFUL (ERC): GRavimetry, mAgnetism, rotation and CorE FLow - Synergy Grant Number 855677 from the European Research Council


    Achieved Projects / Participations in Projects

    • 3D Earth (ESA): 3D Earth – A Dynamic Living Planet
    • EPOS (EU): European Plate Observing System (TCS "Satellite Data")
    • PlanetMag (D): Planetary Magnetism, DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms 1488
    • Geotechnologien (D): Developing tools to improve CHAMP data processing and geomagnetic field descriptions
    • Swarm (ESA/EADS): End-to-end simulatior and participation in definition of this multi-satellite mission
    • Magflotom (EU): Ocean and core flows from the high-resolution magnetic data
    • WDMAM (IAGA/CGMW): World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map
    • Inkaba (D/SA): Studies of the anomalous behavior of the magnetic field over Southern African Continent.
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