Sofia Souto

Earth Observation Projects Officer

Sofia Souto has a Master in Geosciences – Geological Resources Valorization from the University of Minho, having attended Universität Bremen for seven months under the Erasmus+ programme. While an undergraduate student, she recognised the need for the application of remote sensing in the study of Earth and her continuous fascination for our Planet took her to the Winter School on Sustainable Mineral Exploration, Huelva (Spain), where she was exposed for the first time to Copernicus, the Earth Observation programme promoted by the European Union. Since then she has deepened her knowledge of this programme.

She worked as a field geologist, later as an intern at the Land Resources Unit (D3) at the Joint Research Centre (European Commission, Italy). Currently, she is the junior Earth Observation projects officer at the Portuguese Space Agency, where she seeks to combine science and technology with industry. In her childhood, she observed space from Earth and wondered how everything was formed, now she studies Earth from space.

Whenever possible, she escapes to one of the Portuguese mountains, immerses herself in books or plans her next adventure.


Ricardo Conde


Eduardo Ferreira


Hugo André Costa

Member of the Board

Carla Santos

Non-Executive Administrator

Luís Castro Henriques

Non-Executive Administrator

Ana Sousa

Executive Assistant

António Sousa Franco


Carolina Rêgo Costa

Legal Officer

Carolina Sá

Earth Observation Officer

Fernando Pereira


Hermínia Saraiva

Communications Officer

Inês d’Ávila

Space Safety & Space Transportation Officer

Joan Alabart

Industrial Relations & Projects Officer

Luís Serina

Industrial Policy & Technology Officer

Marta Gonçalves

Science & Education Officer

Mónica Reis

Internal Operations Manager

Nuno Gomes


Pedro Costa


Ricardo Gaspar

Operational Assistant

Tiago Peres

Satellite Communication & Navigation Officer