Education and Outreach Committee

Nomination of committee members is currently in progress and the list is not complete.

  • Sylvain BOULEY
    SylvainBouleySylvain Bouley is a lecturer at Paris Sud University where he teaches planetary and earth sciences. He devotes himself mainly to the study of planetary surfaces (in particular Mars) for which he seeks to decipher and understand the geological history. For this purpose, he studies the current impact rate in the Earth-Moon system by investigations on meteorite falls (on the Moon and Earth). He is co-Investigator for the national FRIPON and Vigie Ciel programs, which aim to monitor the fall of meteorites in France and to share this science with the general public. Involved in the dissemination of knowledge for many years, he is the author of four books for the general public. He is the president of the association “The little pickers of stars” whose mission is to introduce the world of stars and space to hospitalized children. As vice-president of the Uranoscope Association of France, he also works on the development of astronomy in developing countries.
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  • Jenny LUNN
    Jenny LunnJenny is a geographer by academic background who specialised in international development. Over the past 15 years she has worked for the Royal Geographical Society in the UK, the American Association of Geographers, and now the American Geophysical Union where she is currently Director of Publications. Her roles in these organisations have included supporting school teachers and university departments, and communicating complex science in meaningful ways to the wider public. Jenny lived in Sierra Leone for two years and has visited ten other African countries. Serving on this committee brings together her passions for science, education and development.
    Prof. Jesús Martínez Frías, PhD (Complutense University of Madrid/1986). Several stays of research in UK (University of Leeds), Canada (University of Toronto), Germany (University of Heidelberg) and the USA (University of California). He is Scientific Resejmfrias_2017barcher at the Geosciences Institute, IGEO (CSIC-UCM) and HonorificProfessor at the Bioengeneering and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  Head of the Research Group of Meteorites and Planetary Geosciences and founder and Director of the Spanish Planetology and Astrobiology Network (REDESPA). He has participated in more than 40 projects and scientific campaigns (e.g. Antarctica, Mauritania, Iceland, Costa Rica). In 2002, he participated in the NASA flight to study the Leonid Meteor Shower. He is co-I in NASA-MSL (rover Curiosity), ESA-ExoMars and NASA-Mars2020 and in 2016 and 2017 heas was instructor of ESA astronauts in the PANGAEA program (Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark). He has published 8 books and more than 200 articles (Science, Nature, Geology, etc). He was Former Member of the UN ECOSOC Committee on Natural Resources, Ex-ViceChair of the UNCSTD and Ex-Chair of IUGS-COGE (Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer). He is OC Member of the IAU Astrobiology Commission and member of the Inter-Commission C1-F2-F3-H2 WG Education and Training in Astrobiology. Co-founder and President of the International Association for Geoethics (IAGETH). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geosciences (MDPI) and co-editor of the Springer Book Series: Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism. He has received several awards and recognitions (i.e. NASA, ESA, GSAf (Goodwill Ambassador), ArabGU, Spanish Association of Scientists).
  • Katrien KOLENBERG
  • Mark W. JESSELL
  • Angelo Pio ROSSI
    AngeloPioROSSIAngelo Pio Rossi is professor of Earth and Planetary Science at Jacobs University Bremen where he researches and teaches topics of Earth and planetary sciences. He has been involved with experiments onboard ESA and NASA Mars missions. He is a member of the editorial board of Planetary & Space Science and co-editor of the Springer/ISSI Space Sciences Series volume 59 on Dust Devils. He co-edited and co-authored the textbook “Planetary Geology”. He also co-founded OpenPlanetary ( For more information:
  • Kelali Adhana TEKLE

    KelaliTekleCurrently, Kelali Adhana Tekle is working as adjunct professor in Mekelle University focusing on space science and innovation economics. He has been working as Director for East African Office of Astronomy for Development for three years and as Director General for Tigray Science and Technology Agency for 6 years. He is serving as boar chair and board member in various institutions and organizations). He earned his PhD from Japan in 2008.