Dr. Patrick Essien holds a PhD in Space Geophysics from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil, where he doubled as the assistant scientist for the space weather program. His research interests focus on the effects of space weather and atmospheric/ionospheric conditions on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and their applications, as well as the neutral atmospheric process and their effects on the upper atmosphere. Patrick received numerous scientific awards during his academic years including Max Hammond Student Grant Award for best abstract to present his PhD work orally during American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in 2019 in San Francisco, best oral presentation during 2018 COSPAR Capacity building workshop on space weather in Brazil and best scientist of the month (May, 2020) by African Geophysical Society (AGS). He is a member of American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Union, African Geophysical Society and Brazilian Symposium on Space Geophysics and Aeronomy. He is the former national point of contact to Ghana for the Space Generation Advisory Council.