Sofia Ermida

Postdoctoral Fellow


Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculdade de CiÍncias, Universidade de Lisboa

Areas of Scientific activity

Remote Sensing, Land Surface, Climatology, Wildfires, Meteorology


In 2011 I finished my degree in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Lisbon. As final project of the degree I studied wildfire risk in the Mediterranean region based on meteorological conditions and remote sensing information.

Since 2011 I've been working at Instituto Dom Luiz, under the supervision of Prof. Carlos da Camara and financed by the LSA-SAF, studying remote sensing aplications to wildfires and other land surface properties. In 2013 I finished my Master degree in Geophysical Sciences, also at the University of Lisbon. The subject of my thesis was the anisotropy of satellite-observed land surface temperature.

In 2018 I finished my PhD, supervised by IDL researchers Isabel Trigo and Carlos da Camara and Catherine Prigent from the Observatoire de Paris, and hosted by Instituto Dom Luiz. The subject of the thesis was LST anisotropy and all-weather LST estimation from microwave observations. Iím Currently a PostDoc Researcher at IPMA, associated to the EUMETSAT LSA-SAF and ESA CCI LST projects.


  • 2013-2018:PhD in Remote Sensing
  • 2011-2013: Master degree in Geophysical Sciences - Meteorology (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 2008-2011: Degree in Geophysical Sciences (University of Lisbon, Portugal)


  • Post-Doctoral Researcher at Instituto PortuguÍs do Mar e da Atmosfera

Awards and honors

  • Fulbright Research Grant with the support of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT)
  • Academic Merit Award