CV Viktoria Sofieva

Title Senior research scientist
Contact viktoria.sofieva(at)
Postal address P.O.Box 503, 00101 Helsinki
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki
Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Composition, chemistry and dynamics of the middle atmosphere

  • Inverse problems in remote sensing of the atmosphere

  • Remote sensing of internal gravity waves and turbulence by using the spacecraft observations of stellar scintillation

  • The GOMOS instrument and the data retrievals

  • Merging data from different instruments

  • Trend analysis


  • Climate Change Initiative Ozone, ESA

  • Copernicus Climate Change Service, EU

  • Climate data Record of Stratospheric aerosols, ESA

University and other degrees

  • Master of Science (with honour), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1990

  • Doctor of Science in Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, 2005

  • Docent in Physics, University of Helsinki, 2013

Other professional activities

  • Member of SPARC Scientific Steering Group

  • Member of SPARC LOTUS (Long-term Ozone Trends and Uncertainties in the Stratosphere) activity, leader of the working group on ozone datasets

  • Member of the SPARC Stratospheric Temperature Trends group (ATC activity)

  • Member of the SPARC working group TUNER (Towards Unified Error Reporting)

  • Member of the Mission Advisory Group of the planning ALTIUS satellite instrument

  • Member of Science Advisory Group of the planning ESP-MACCS satellite instrument

  • Member of the GOMOS/Envisat Quality Working Group

  • Member of Finish Inverse Problems Society

List of publications

ORCID: 0000-0002-9192-2208, Research ID: E-1958-2014 ResearcherID