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IRF Personnel

Dr. Yuri Khotyaintsev, more than 10 years experience in space and ground-based data analysis and visualization, is one of the key developers of the Orbit Visualization Tool (OVT). He is a CoI on the Electric Field and Wave (EFW) experiment on Cluster and developed the data processing pipeline used for production of the EFW data for the Cluster Active Archive. Scientific interests include wave-particle interaction and magnetic reconnection, more than 60 scientific papers.

Dr. Christopher Cully has 10 years of experience in space and ground-based data analysis and visualization from several missions, including THEMIS, Cluster and Akebono. He is currently responsible for producing EFW data for the Cluster Active Archive. Scientific interests include Radiation belts energization and loss, more than 20 publications.

Asst. Prof. Andris Vaivads, 15+ years experience in the work with space data involving ground based, low altitude satellite and outer magnetosphere mission data. Scientific topics range from the auroral acceleration process in the inner magnetosphere to ULF waves, magnetic reconnection in the outer magnetosphere. Involved in planning/designing future missions. Author of 80+ refereed papers.

Prof. Mats Andre has 30 years experience of experimental and theoretical space plasma physics, including 10 years experience as head of the space plasma team at IRF-Uppsala, and 9 years experience as PI of the E-field instruments on the 4 ESA Cluster spacecraft. Scientific topics include wave-particle interaction, ionospheric outflow and magnetic reconnection, more than 150 refereed scientific papers.

Prof. Hermann Opgenoorth, more than 25 years experience in the coordination of ground/based and satellite data - from Geos over Viking and Freja to Cluster. 2003 - 2006 Mission Manager and Division Head for Solar and Solar Terrestrial Missions at ESA/ESTEC, has been ultimately responsible for the Cluster mission, supervised the implementation and operation of the Cluster Active Archive.