Mònica Roca i Aparici

Mission Specialist & Crew Engineer

M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Founder and CEO of isardSAT, a research-intensive SME in the field of space for Earth observation. Member of the CASA Moon node of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)

Mònica has a Master’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She is the Founder & General Director of isardSAT group, based in Catalonia and the UK (2006). isardSAT is a space research-intensive SME in the field of Earth Observation specialized in signal/data processing of satellite microwave sensors. Also co-founder of Lobelia, an isardSAT spin-off to address climate emergency, using EO data and climate projections. Mònica is a Senior Engineer and Scientist with more than 25 years of experience in scientific, technical and managerial aspects of Altimetry. From 1995 to 2004 she worked at the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), responsible for the RA system onboard EnviSat. PhD candidate from 1997 at TUDelft. She is author of numerous scientific papers and scientific books chapters. In March 2021, she was elected President of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce. She is also the President of its Space Commission since June 2019.