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Consortium as a whole

The MAARBLE consortium is formed by seven Partners: five European teams from five different EU countries, one Canadian team and one US team. All project teams having outstanding and complementary expertise and skills in various research fields relevant to the project tasks.

The MAARBLE teams and team leaders are:
  • National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Ioannis A. Daglis (Project Coordinator)
  • Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA), Sébastien Bourdarie
  • Institutet for Rymdfysik (IRF), Yuri Khotyaintsev
  • Ústav fyziky atmosféry AV ČR (IAP), Ondrej Santolik
  • Natural Environment Research Council – British Antarctic Survey (NERC-BAS), Richard Horne
  • University of Alberta (UofA), Ian Mann
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Drew Turner

All European teams have experience of participation in relevant FP7 projects: NOA in FP7-Space "Space-Data Routers", NERC-BAS and ONERA in FP7-Space "SPACECAST", IRF in FP7-Infrastructures "EISCAT 3D" and FP7-Space "ECLAT", NOA and IAP in FP7-Infrastructures "EuroPlaNeT RI". Furthermore, all European teams have experience with ESA space missions and projects. In particular, IRF is the PI institution for the Electric Fields and Wave (EFW) experiment of the Cluster mission. The Coordinator of MAARBLE, Professor Daglis, is a Co-Investigator on the SERENA experiment of the BepiColombo mission and the Scientific Representative of ESA’s Standard Radiation Environment Monitor (SREM) on the Rosetta mission.

The international partners of the consortium are among the top space-engaged institutions of their countries.

The Canadian partner, University of Alberta (UofA), coordinates the CARISMA magnetometer array, is the PI institution of the proposed Canadian ORBITALS (Outer Radiation Belt Injection, Transport, Acceleration and Loss Satellite) space mission, and a Co-I on the NASA RBSP (Radiation Belt Storm Probes) mission. Moreover, UofA have world-class expertise on wave-particle interactions relevant to radiation belt dynamics.

The US partner, UCLA, ranking among the top 10 schools in the USA with the most faculty awards, is the PI institution of the NASA THEMIS and ARTEMIS missions. UCLA brings outstanding expertise on space data analysis to the project and the access and user support to the THEMIS Data Analysis System.