RNDr. Jan Laštovička, DrSc.

Department:  Department of Ionosphere and Aeronomy
Position: Head of the Department
Position: Senior Research Scientist
Phone: +420 267 103 055
Room: G316


Graduated in geophysics (1996) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague. CSc (= PhD) 1973, RNDr. 1974, DrSc (= Research Professor or DSc) 1987, all in geophysics.

Professional interest:

Scientific activity:   Physics and aeronomy of the ionosphere, long-term trends in the ionosphere-atmosphere system, solar-terrestrial relations, impact of space weather and atmospheric waves on the ionosphere, ozone and middle atmospheric dynamics. Author/co-author of more than 320 scientific publications and about 450 scientific talks. H = 29.

International activities:   IAGA: vice president 199-2003, now co-chairman WG II.F “Long-term trends in the mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere”. COSPAR: member of COSPAR Council, chairman of National Committee. SCOSTEP: member of National Committee, in the past chaired several trend-related working groups. European Geosciences Union  (EGU): he was secretary for the ionosphere and thermosphere. Membe rof AGU and AOGS. Organizer/co-organizer more than 30 international meetings. He was member of European Research Council panel for projects of young scientists. He participated in many international projects.

Editorial activities:   Co-editor of Advances in Space Research (2010-2013 editor-in-chief). Guest-editor of more than 15 issues of various international journals, editor of section Geophysics and geochemistry of the UNESCO Encyclopedia EOLSS.

Awards:    Hlavka medal for lifetime scientific activities. Member of the European Academy of Sciences. Cited in various Who’s Who: International Biographic Centre, Cambridge, UK; American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, USA; Marquis, New York, USA; Madison, USA, Kdo je Kdo, Prague, Czechia.

Other info:

Hobbies:   hiking, skiing, history, breakfast.

Family:   wife Marcela (RNDr., CSc), son Radek (ing., PhD), granddoughters Dita and Andrea


  • GA ČR GA24-12188S , Sudden stratospheric warmings, related processes, and their impact on the ionosphere and middle atmosphere (SHAPIRO), 2024-2027, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • GA21-03295S , Long-term trends of anthropogenic and natural origin in the stratosphere and upper atmosphere., 2021-2023, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • ESA 4000126709/18/NL/IA , VERA: VERtical coupling in Earth´s atmosphere at mid and high latitudes, 2019-2020, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • GA ČR GA18-01625S , The influence of greenhouse gases and another drivers on long-term trends in the stratosphere-mezosphere-termosphere-ionosphere systém, 2018-2021, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • GA ČR GA15-03909S , Scenario of long-term trends in the stratosphere-mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere system, 2015–2017, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan, team: Križan P., Kozubek M.
  • HORIZON 2020, projekt ARISE2, ID 653980 , ARISE2 - Atmospheric dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe 2, 2015-2018, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan, team: Šindelářová T. - member of Management Committee, Chum J., Baše J., Fišer J., Hruška F., Obrazová (Burešová) D.
  • AV ČR. M100421201 , Coupling v systému atmosféra - ionosféra vyvolaný krátkoperiodickou vlnovou aktivitou, 2012-2015, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • COST. ES1005 , Dopad sluneční aktivity na horní atmosféru Země, 2012-2014, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • MŠMT 7E1202 , Atmospheric dynamics InfraStructure in Europe (ARISE), 2012-2014, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan, team: Laštovička, J.
  • EU, 7th FP , ARISE, 2012-2014, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan, team: Laštovička, J.
  • MŠMT. LD12070 , Dopad sluneční aktivity na horní atmosféru Země, 2012-2014, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • Galileo Supervising Authority (GSA)/ 7. rámcovy program EU. MŠMT. 7E10032 , Podpora vědeckému výzkumu na bázi přijímačů GALILEO E5, 2010–2012, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan, team: Boška J., Kouba D., Obrazová (Burešová) D., Mošna Z.
  • GA ČR. GAP209/10/1792 , Dlouhodobé změny v systému atmosféra-ionosféra, 2010-2014, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • EU 7E10032 , Scientific Service Support based on GALILEO E5 Receivers, 2010-2012, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • SCOSTEP , CAWSES-II (Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System) - celosvětový projekt, 2009-2013, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan, team: Koucká-Knížová P., Križan P.
  • COST ES0803 , Kosmické počasí a klima v ionosféře nad Evropou, 2009-2012, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • GA ČR. GA205/07/1367 , Infrazvukové vlny v ionosféře a termosféře, 2007-2011, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan
  • ESA. SSA-P2-SWE-1.4 , Space Situation Awareness - Ionospheric Space Weather, 2015-2017, investigator (IAP): Laštovička Jan, team: Kouba D., Koucká Knížová P., Obrazová (Burešová) D, Boška J., Rejfek L.