Ines Belgacem

Research Fellow


Main Research Fields

  • Icy surfaces of the solar system 
  • Microtexture of Jupiter's icy moons
  • Photometry (reflectance relative to the geometry of observation
  • Image processing and metadata correction (poniting, relative position and attitude)
  • Spectroscopy of Mars' surface


  • Icy moons
  • Europa, Ganymede, Callisto
  • Photometry
  • Bayesian inversion
  • Remote sensing
  • Image processing
  • SPICE 

Ongoing collaborations

  • Frédéric Schmidt, Géosciences Paris Sud (GEOPS), Orsay, France
  • Grégory Jonniaux, Airbus Defence & Space, Toulouse, France
  • Nicolas Altobelli, ESA/ESAC, Madrid, Spain
  • Thomas Cornet, ESA/ESAC, Madrid, Spain
  • Olivier Witasse, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands


See ResearchGate profile

See OCRID profile

Project/mission at ESA

JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer)


Science Community


  • Sens'Astro
    • Co-creator and communication officer
    • Experiencing astrophysics and space science through our 5 senses, developping access for poeple with sensory and physical disabilities
  • UniverSCiel
    • Commnication officer and member of executive board 2017-2019, now occasional contributor
    • Outreach about astrophysics and spacce to young students and general contributor
    • Ambassador
    • Promoting higher level studies in rural and socially disadvantaged areas. Promotion of equality regardless of social background, disabilities or gender.
  • Advocate for women in STEM: conferences, round table, meeting students