The Team



Sergey Pulinets

Prof. Sergey Pulinets is a Principal Research Scientists in the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. He has more than 35 years of experience in Space Plasma Physics, Physics of the Ionosphere, and Geophysics. Dr. Pulinets is a co-convener of the American Geophysical Union, fellow of IUGG Inter Association Working Group
on Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EMSEV), correspondent member of
International Radio Science Union (URSI), International Committee of Space Research
(COSPAR) and many others.

Space Geophysics Department, Space Research Institute
Russian Academy of Sciences, 84/32 Profsoyuznaya str., 117997, Moscow, RUSSIA
E-mail: pulse1549 [at] gmail [dot] com
Personal website, Google Scholar link.


Sergey Pulinets

Dimitar Ouzounov

Research Scientist with more than 25 years of experience in Geophysics, Satellite Earth Observations, and Geocomputing. Conducts research on utilizing near-space observations for studying Earth EM environment and the global geodynamics. Dr. Ouzounov won multiple NASA grants, has served on NASA panels, international committees, and has chaired several science-working groups. As a keynote speaker, he attended WHO and UN international conferences, hosted sessions on AGU,EGU,,ESC and SPIE conferences. He published more then 150 papers, coordinates international initiatives on utilizing space-borne and ground observations for global geodynamics hazards assessments.

Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations (CEESMO)
Chapman University, One University Drive Orange, CA 92866, USA
E-mail: ouzounov [at] chapman [dot] edu
Personal webpage, Google Scholar link.


Dimitar Ouzunov

Josef Huba

Space Physics Section, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375, USA
Phone: 202-767-6863;
E-mail: huba [at] ppd [dot] nrl [dot] navy [dot] mil

Joe Huba, Code 6794, Bldg 71/2271
Alexander Namgaladze

Dr. Namgaladze team developed the global self-consistent model of the ionosphere-thermosphere-protonosphere system (GSM TIP), combining the model of the lower and upper ionosphere with the global 3D thermosphere model and with electric potential equation (1988). At this time, the GSM TIP was the only global model in the world including ionosphere, plasmasphere, outer polar ionosphere, thermosphere and electrodynamics in the height range from 80 km over the Earth surface to 15Re of geocentric distance.

Murmansk State Technical University
Sportivnaya St., 13, 183010, Murmansk, Murmansk Region, RUSSIA
Fax +78152232492
E-mail: namgaladze [at] yandex [dot] ru


Alexander Namgaladze

Michel Parrot

Work of Dr. Parrot is essentially related to the analysis of natural and artificial signals observed in a frequency range from a few Hz up to 1 MHz by magnetospheric satellites. He participated in the definition and the data processing of many experiments onboard satellites (GEOS 1 and 2, ARCAD-3, INTERBOL, CLUSTER, and MARS96). Until the end of the mission in December 2010, he was the principal investigator of the DEMETER micro-satellite. He is author and co-author of 260 papers published in journal with referees.

3A, Avenue de la Recherche Scientifique
45071 Orléans cedex 2
Tel in France : 0238255291
Tel from outside : 33238255291
e-mail: mparrot [at] cnrs-orleans [dot] fr


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Alexander Baklanov

Prof. Alexander Baklanov
Atmospheric Research & Environment Branch, Research Department
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
7 bis, Avenue de la Paix, BP2300, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)22 730 80 95;
Fax: +41 (0)22 730 80 49
Email: abaklanov [at] wmo [dot] int;



Tiger J.Y. Liu

Liu, Jann-Yenq received BS, Atmospheric Physics Department, National Central University, TAIWAN, 1976-1980; and MS/PhD, Physics Department, Utah State University, USA, 1983 1988/1988-1990. Currently, he is Professor at Institute of Space Science, as well as Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University, Taiwan since 1990, and also serves as Chief Scientist at National Space Organization, Taiwan since 2011. His research areas are in space weather (ionospheric solar flare, solar eclipse, and magnetic storm signatures; and ionospheric data assimilation); ionospheric radar sciences; GPS geosciences applications (FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and ground-based GPS total electron content); seismo-traveling ionospheric disturbances; and ionospheric earthquake precursors. There are 45 MS and 14 PhD students receiving their degrees under his supervision. Currently, he is the major adviser of 5 MS and 7 PhD students who are working at ionospheric radio science laboratory, Institute of Space Science, National Central University. More than 100 journal papers in FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC ionospheric observations and ionospheric earthquake precursors have been published since 2009.

National Central University, Institute of space science, National Central University
Address: No.300, Jhongda Rd., Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, TAIWAN
E-mail: jyliu [at] jupiter [dot] ss [dot] ncu [dot] edu [dot] tw


Tiger Liu

Katsumi Hattori

The recent study area is “Seismo-Electromagnetics” and/or Natural Hazard. He deals with electromagnetic phenomena associated with crustal activities such as earthquake, volcanic activity, landslide, and so on. The topics of his research are (1) Development of the crustal activity monitoring system (early warning system) using ULF geoelectromagnetic, GPS, and satellite data, (2) Visualization of Ionospheric electron density distribution and
underground electrical structure, and (3) Observational investigation on Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere coupling. He has more than 100 scientific papers.

Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University
1-33, Yayoi, Inage, Chiba 263-8522, JAPAN
Tel +81-43-290-2801
Fax +81-43-290-2859
E-mail: hattori [at] earth [dot] s [dot] chiba-u [dot] ac [dot] jp



Alexander Karelin

Сentral Research Institute of Machine Building,
4, Pionerskaya Str., Korolev, Moscow Region
141070, Russia
Phone/Fax: +7(495)5135401 / +7(495) 5134393
E-mail: avkarelin [at] mail [dot] ru

Kirill Boyarchuk

Research Institute of Electro Mechanic (NIIEM)
Lomonosovsky Avenue 35-52 , Moscow 119192 Russia
Phone: (985) 727-7796,
Office: (495) 994-5110
E-mail: kirillboyarchuk [at] gmail [dot] com

Lou Lee

Academia Sinica, Institute of Earth Sciences
Phone:+886-2-2783-9910 ext. 318
E-mail: louclee [at] earth [dot] sinica [dot] edu [dot] tw

Valerio Tramutoli

Since 1991 Dr. Tramutoli has been visiting scientist in the main international centres involved in the Earth’s observation by satellite taking part in international projects and initiatives of ESA, NASA, NASDA and ASI. He has been PI, or responsible of DIFA participation, to several international projects funded by NATO and by EC in the framework of the Science for Peace, and other initiatives. Since 2010 he is the coordinator of the European project PRE-EARTHQUAKES (Processing Russian and European EARTH observations for earthQUAKE precursors Studies), PI for the participation of University of Basilicata to the first Italian Project on Short-term Earthquakes Prediction. His research activity has been focused on the development of new satellite sensors and techniques for natural, environmental and technological hazards monitoring and mitigation. He acts as referee for the most important journals in the field. He is also the member of the well-known scientific societies and conference science comitees.

School of Engineering – University of Basilicata
Via dell’Ateneo Lucano, 10, 85100 – Potenza – Italy
tel: +39-0971-205205, fax: +39-0971-205215
mobile: +39-3293178385
e-mail: valerio.tramutoli [at] unibas [dot] it



Andrzej Krankowski

Prof. Andrzej Krankowski has an extensive research experience in classical and GPS geodetic control networks, GPS precise data processing in the frame of IGS and EPN services, and precise ionosphere modeling based on GNSS data. Currently, his algorithms provide high spatial (150 – 200 km) and temporal (5 min.) resolution of TEC maps (especially over Europe). This high spatial and temporal resolution represents all local and regional features of TEC distribution and can be used for detecting ionospheric features associated with geomagnetic storms, solar flares, solar eclipses and seismic events.

Faculty of Geodesy and Land Management, Department of Astronomy and Geodynamics,
University of Warmia &Mazury, Oczapowski St 1, 10-957 Olsztyn, POLAND
Tel: +48 89 5233279
Email kand [at] uwm [dot] edu [dot] pl



Dmitry Solomentsev

Dmitry has received a PhD in atmospheric physics in 2013. During his work at Central Aerological Observatory he has developed the ensemble-based data assimilation system for the ionospheric studies, which is able to estimate ionospheric state and parameters. Using the first-principle ionsopheric model, the developed system solves for ionospheric electron and ion densities, temperatures and velocities along with the unobserved parameters (ExB-drift and neutral winds). Up to the moment he is working on the case studies for specific ionospheric conditions using the developed data assimilation system.

Central Aerological Observatory,
Pervomayskaya str. 3, Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, Russia.