Mario Merri – Area Director, MOIMS
Mario Merri is the Area Director of the Mission Operations and Information Management Services Area
Mario holds three degrees in Electrical Engineering: the Laurea degree from the Politecnico di Milano,
Milan, Italy, the Master and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New
Dr. Mario Merri is the Head of the Mission Data Systems Division at the Ground System Engineering Department of the European Space Agency, ESA.
Since 1989, he has been with the ESA at the
European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany where he is responsible for the design, development, deployment, operation and maintenance of
mission data systems for most ESA missions, this includes Mission Control Systems, Mission Planning Systems and Spacecraft Simulators. He is also
responsible for Service Data Centres for the European Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Preparatory Programme.