mioara mandea - CV


since 2011 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

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)



Honorary Citizen of Comanesti (Romania)


ERC grant ''GRACEFUL''


Membre of Russian Academy of Science


Membre of Académie Royale de Belgique


Petrus Peregrinus Medal, EGU


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


Member of Academia Europaea


International Award, AGU


Member of Academy of Romanian Scientists


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 2019

President of Int. Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)

since 2018

Chair of the Outreach Committee - European Geosciences Union (EGU)

since 2015

Member EPOS (TCS "Satellite Data")

since 2013

Member "service extraordinaire" Bureau des Longitudes

since 2011

Member National Councils (GRGS, RESIF, CNSO, UFR STEP)

since 2008

President of CGMW Geophysical Maps Commission

2016 - 2019

Chair of the Science Committee - International Space Science Institute (ISSI)

2009 - 2019

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

2014 - 2018

Vice-President of Société Française de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection

2014 - 2016

Member Advisory Board MED-SUV project (FP7)

2012 - 2016

Generaly Secretary, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

2010 - 2012

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

2008 - 2010

Member of the Education Award Committee, AGU

2007 - 2011

President of Earth Magnetism and Rock Physics Division, EGU

2007 - 2009

Member of Executive Committee of IAGA

2003 - 2009

President of "Solid Earth" group in the TOSCA Commission (CNES)

2003 - 2007

Co-chair of Division V (IAGA)

1999 - 2003

Chair of Working Group V-8 (IAGA)

2002 - 2006

Chair of French National Committee of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

2004 - 2006

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

1997 - 2000

Member of 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

  • Solid Earth (ongoing)
  • Surveys in geophysics (ongoing)
  • Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interior (for special issue)
  • Earth Planets Space (for 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 268 publications and 420 abstracts for Conference materials (jan 2021)
  • 144 publications in ISI journals
  • 22 books and chapters in books
  • 30 publications in ISI journals
  • 70 publications in Proceedings and Reports

Selected 10 publications over the last decade

  • 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. and M. Purucker, The Varying Core Magnetic Field from a Space Weather Perspective, Space Sci Rev , 214:11, DOI 10.1007/s11214-017-0443-8, 2018.
  • MANDEA, M. and J.-L. Le Mouël, After some 350 years – zero declination again in Paris, Hist. Geo Space Sci., doi:10.5194/hgss-7-73-2016, 2016.
  • 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


Since 2019


Since 2016

"3D Earth" - ESA

Since 2011

EPOS (EU) - European Plate Observing System (TCS "Satellite Data")


German and International Projects:

  • 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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