Luísa Bastos

Area Director, Space-Earth Interactions


With a degree in Geographic Engineering, Luísa Bastos had her Ph.D in Surveying Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto, where she is currently a Principal Investigator. She is the Director of Prof. Manuel de Barros Astronomical Observatory, where she leaded the recovery of the largest telescope in Portugal.


From 2010 to 2015, Luísa Bastos was a member of the “Mission Evolution Advisory Group”, an European Union group of experts to advise the European Commission on the European satellite navigation system.
Working in Satellite Positioning and Navigation for more than 25 years, she is presently the Head of the Ocean Dynamics, Coastal and Water Systems group at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), where she had been member of the Board.


She had also been a member of the Board of the Marine Research and Innovation center of the University of Porto (OCEANUS), and of the Institute of Common Resources of the University of Porto, and also Vice-President of the Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Planning.


In 1976 she was honored with the Engenheiro António de Almeida and the Doutor Manuel Ferreira awards.