Ana Noronha is Executive Director of Ciência Viva, the Portuguese agency for scientific
culture. At Ciência Viva, she coordinates initiatives about education and public awareness of
science at national and international level, particularly on space science and ocean literacy.
A physicist with a PhD on Non-Linear Dynamics, she coordinates the ESERO Portugal,
European space resource office established with ESA at Ciência Viva, Co-Chairs the Ecsite
Space Group and Chairs the ESA Advisory Committee on Education.
Presently she is serving a two-year term as coordinator of “Blue Skills & Ocean Literacy”
pillar of the Atlantic Strategy and as a Member of the Ocean Decade Communications