Ana is a Geosciences Researcher at INESCTEC, a Portugal-based institute for robotics and autonomous systems. Works with land-based and water robotics discovery technologies. She has over 15 years in geosciences and geoengineering experimentation. She will support CAMões geotechnical and geo-technologies research, publications, and high-impact communication on science outcomes.
Yvette has over 23 years experience in war, conflict, and Isolated, Confined, and Extreme (ICE) environments around the planet. She is a conflict resolution and human resilience expert now focused on Atmospheric and Climate Research. She is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Plymouth Oral Health and Clinical Epidemiology Research Group and is a certified human subjects researcher. Her focus on the intersection of human performance, health, and environmental empathy contributes to broader climate solutions/adaptation impact. She is pursuing her PhD in environmental empathy and applied Indigenous methodologies in climate science, adaptation, and resilience strategies. She will support CAMões human factors and climate research.
Aidyl is a research scientist experienced in space research analogs focusing on astrobiology. She earned her Doctorate in Molecular Genetics at California Institute of Technology and went on to complete postdoctoral work on myotonic dystrophy at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the University of California, where she gained valuable experience in translational research. She will support CAMões molecular genetics, soil health, and microbiologic research.
Pedro is an Organisational Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with people in high reliability organisations and extreme work environments. In March 2018 and February 2020, he led two scientific expeditions to King George (Antarctica) to study teamwork in isolated, confined, and extreme environments. He will support CAMões human performance and behaviour research.
Rui is a geophysicist and Associate Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He carries out research in applied geophysics to planetary geology, mineral exploration, hydrogeology, engineering, seismic engineering, archaeology, environmental subsurface contamination, natural hazards, and forensic studies. He will support CAMões geomapping, lidar, photogrammetry, and geophysics research.
Helder is a multidisciplinary geoscience expert and Professor of Engineering Geosciences. His expertise spans GIS mapping techniques for structural geology, applied geology, geotechnics and geohazards, engineering geosciences and hydrogeomechanics, mining and subterranean geology, hard-rock hydrogeology, water resources and thermal waters management. He has interests in geomining heritage, geoethics, history of cartography, military geosciences, higher education dissemination and geo-professional core values. He will support CAMões applied geosciences mapping, geotechnics and geohazards topics.
Paul is an Austrian explorer, adventurer and drone pilot. He has lead and organised more than 15 expeditions across all continents and some of the most extreme climates. Paul has a degree in statistics and data sciences from the University of Vienna and is an alumni of Singularity University. He will support CAMões on logistics and operations.
Is the Chairman of the Board of our lead Azores host organisation, Associação Os Montanheiros, and manages the Natal Cave. Has over 25 years as a speleologist exploring lava tubes and caves across the Azores islands. He teaches speleology and safety in caves and facilitates Azores and Angra host government engagement, permits, and environmental approvals for the mission.
João Carlos is Assistant Professor at University of Azores, and is organising all Azores-based education and outreach programming for educator and student engagement in our research and exploration endeavours. Born in Ponta Delgada, island of S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal, he has a degree in Geology, Scientific Branch (Univ. Porto) and earned his Doctorate in Volcanology at the Univ. Açores. Scientific Director of INOVA – Azores Institute of Technological Innovation, co-founder of the Azores Geopark – UNESCO Global Geopark and member of the Board of ENTA – School of New Technologies of the Azores.
Pedro Caetano is co-founder of a medical company, PLANET EXPLORERS, that since 2017 has offered medical support for extreme environments (expeditions, travels, scientific, leisure, etc). He has experience in different environments from the North Pole, to Patagonia, to high mountains. He will support Mission Control and CAMões human performance and space medical research.
Slavka is a geochemical and nuclear chemical expert focused on astrogeology science. She is the Principal Investigator at the GeoBioTec research unit at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, a Special Expert Scientist for the SAM team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and a Collaborator at NASA Goddard Center for Astrobiology. She specialises in the geochemistry of clay minerals, environmental applications of chemically modified clay minerals, and preparation of samples analogous to Martian materials for validation of Martian sample data collected by the Curiosity rover. She is supporting CAMões in preparing geochemical protocols, mineral investigations, and microbial life.
Eva Joana Domingos Alves Silva was born in Loulé, Portugal, in June 5th of 1992. In 2016 she has earned her medical degree from NOVA Medical School and in 2022 she has completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency in Hospital Santa Maria, Lisbon, where she currently works as a Physiatrist. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Sports Medicine and is the current Team Physician of Women’s Under 17 National Football Team. In 2020 she has attended the Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine Course, in University of Texas Medical Branch, and started to cooperate with CEMA (Space Medicine Study Group of Lisbon Medical School) as a researcher and Free Assistant in the new-found curricular unit ‘Space Medicine’, focusing on the effects of microgravity on musculoskeletal system. As a result of her interest in bone-muscle physiology, she cooperates with the multidisciplinary osteoporosis consultation in Hospital de Santa Maria.
Carolina Moreira is a medical doctor, specialized in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine with formation in Aerospace Medicine in NASA and ESA. Currently she works as a medical doctor in clinical research in Aerospace Medicine in MEDES Institute, Toulouse France and is a professor at ICBAS, University of Porto in the Aerospace Medicine Unit. She is post graduated in Sports Medicine and has experience in Medical Support in extreme environments such as the North Pole or high-altitude places.
Andreia Magalhães Oliveira grew up in Amarante, and later moved to Porto. There, she studied Medicine and is currently working on her Ph.D. in computational neuroscience, dividing her time between Porto and Berlin. In parallel with her research, she is interested in Medicine in extreme environments, with a focus on space medicine, and in health policies, with a focus on equal and fair access to healthcare.