Colin Wilson

Planetary Scientist


Main Research Fields

I am the Project Scientist for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and Mars Express

My main scientific interests are

  • Study of planetary atmospheres, their meteorology and their evolution (Venus, Mars, Titan)
  • Development of meteorological instrumentation (both in situ and orbital) for planetary exploration
  • Development of planetary science missions



  • Planetary science,
  • Planetary atmospheres,
  • Mars,
  • Venus,
  • Titan


See list at Google Scholar or at ADS

Project/mission at ESA

Past projects:

  • Mars Express / Beagle 2 (as co-Investigator in the Environmental Sensor Suite, 2000-2003)
  • Venus Express (VIRTIS team 2003-2015, Science Operations co-ordinator, 2011-2015)
  • ExoMars Schiaparelli (co-I in the environmental sensor suite)
  • EnVision (as science team member)

Current projects:

  • ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (Interdisciplinary Scientist 2016-2021, Project Scientist 2021- )
  • Mars Express Orbiter (Project Scientist 2022- )