Joana S. Oliveira

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Main Research Fields



My main research deals with internal (crustal and core) planetary magnetic fields for Mercury and Moon.

For Mercury, I use in-situ magnetometer data in order to construct core field maps at constant altitude over the northern hemisphere.

I also study the constrains on the early dynamo by studying its crustal magnetic field.

For the Moon, I study its crustal magnetic field that helps to constrain the early history of the Earth’s satellite.

At ESA, I have the chance to collaborate with the scientific BepiColombo team.


[updated on the 30th September, 2020]



  • Planetary Magnetic Fields

  • Mercury

  • Moon


Ongoing collaborations


Sebastien Besse (ESAC/ESA, Vila Nueva de la Canada, Spain)
Foteini Vervelidou (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences,Geomagnetism, Potsdam, Germany)
Lon L. Hood (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, Arizona University)
Valentina Galluzzi (INAF, Instituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, Rome, Italy)
Mark wieczorek (Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Laboratoire Lagrange, Nice, France)
Benoit Langlais (Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique de Nantes, Nantes, France)
Alexandra Pais (CITEUC, Coimbra, Portugal)
Hagay Amit (Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique de Nantes, Nantes, France)









Project/mission at ESA