Open GIS Symposium and Summer School 2015 - opengis2015

SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT - Department of Marine Sciences
20 Jul 2015 to 24 Jul 2015

The topic leader SHI, SHAOZHONG is a postdoctoral researcher at the National Centre of Geocomputation, National University of Ireland Maynooth. He was a postdoctoral researcher to carry out design and development of a novel type of Internet GIS, at Kingston University, UK. He worked as the Director of Human Resource Development at Shenzhen Centre of the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering for GIS, Remote Sensing and Land Survey, Wuhan University China. He carried out research and teaching at Coventry University and did a substantial amount of teaching at Inverness College of the University of Highland and Islands and Liverpool Hope University, UK respectively. In his long academic career, he has taught a wide range of subjects including Research Methods, Database Design, Geography, Environmental Science, GIS, Remote Sensing. Dr. Shi led the design, development and implementation of ground breaking Web GIS system and software engineering showcase projects and industrial GIS engineering projects internationally. He held two postdoctoral fellowships with Kingston University and National University of Ireland. He obtained a Ph.D in geography with Coventry University, UK. He has authored and co-authored many internationally peer-reviewed papers.  

Dr. PANAGIOTIS, PARTSINEVELOS is an Assistant Professor in the area of computational analysis in GIS and Remote Sensing. He received his PhD in Spatial Information Science & Engineering from the University of Maine, part of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) in USA and NASA Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Applications. He holds a Dipl. Eng. degree in Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Academic and Research Computer Technology Institute, Greece and as a GIS expert in the public sector. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Mineral Resources Engineering in the Technical University of Crete. His research interests include tangible GIS, gestural interfaces, spatial database querying, multitemporal satellite image processing, cognition, spatiotemporal data management, Unmanned Aerial Systems, spatial topology, visualization, photogrammetry, etc. His work has been published in several journals and conferences and he has received various scientific awards. He has served as a PI and participated as a researcher in national and international research projects (NSF, FP7, etc).

Dr GEORGE, STAVROULAKIS is Professor of Water & Soil Resources Quality Control at the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources EngineeringSchool of Applied Sciences,Technological Educational Institute of Crete.  His research interests focus on the qualitative parameters and pollution control of drinking, surface, underground and coastal waters. He is scientific coordinator innational and EU co-funded research projects on drinking water quality control of municipal networks,seawater intrusion rate and groundwater quality characteristics, urban runoff and marine water pollution. He is the academic coordinator of the Practical Training Office at the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering.  He  has  coordinated   EU  co- founded  project on  Practical  Training  of  the  undergraduate  students.  He  has organized a wide network with professionalassociates and agents from the private and public sector on renewable energy resources and environmental pollution control.

Dr. CHARITON KALAITZIDIS holds a degree in Agriculture since 1999 and an MSc (2000) and a PhD (2005) on Environmental Remote Sensing. He is the Studies and Research Coordinator of the Geoinformation in Environmental Management Department of MAICh since 2012. His main research interests lie in the use of GIS with remote sensing data from field or airborne/spaceborne platforms, on environmental, ecological and agricultural applications, and in particular, vegetation mapping, forest management and precision agriculture. He has participated in a number of relevant European research projects related to agriculture, forestry and biodiversity.

Dr. OURANIA, TZORAKI is Assistant Professor, at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean. She has more than 15 years research/teaching experience (Technical University of Crete (GR) (2000-2013), Cyprus University of Technology (CY) (2010-2013), Leibniz University of Hannover (09/2014) and University of the Aegean (2013-2015). She has participated as coordinator/principal researcher in several EU-funded or other international and national projects (e.g. tempQsim, MIRAGE, ENVIFRIENDLY, THAL-CHOR). She has been a member of various international working groups (e.g. Water Directorate EU on RPB). She is (co)author of >70 publications (20 in peer-reviewed international journals) and participated in the development of innovative modeling tools to facilitate river basin management (e.g. in-stream MONERIS and karstic models) and tested novel field technologies (Monitored Natural Attenuation, coastal aquifer recharge with reclaimed water, LSPIV) in various Mediterranean basins. Her research currently focuses on coastal zone management, climate change impact on agriculture and forestry, land based sources, coastal vulnerability, developing and applying methods for ungauged river basins water budget estimation and the impact of climate change. She is the coordinator of the OPENGIS Summer School.

The topic leader ADONIS, VELEGRAKIS is Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean. He has more than 20-year research/teaching experience (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) and UoAg. He has authored/co-authored more than 100 research papers and has led/taken part in numerous relevant national and international projects. He has been scientific expert/consultant for UNEP-Grid, UNEP-MAP, UNECE and WWF and a contributing author of the IPCC-SREX 2012 report.

Dr ISAVELLA, MONIOUDI Research fellow, DMS UoAg. She holds a BSc in Marine Sciences, an MEng in Water Resources Science and Technology and a Phd in coastal morphodynamics. Her research focuses on coastal morphodynamics, estimation of coastal vulnerability due to climatic change, development/application of coastal morphodynamic models and tools. She has taken part in several relevant research projects and authored/co-authored more than 10 publications. She has more than 3 years teaching experience in coastal morphodynamics and engineering. Her contribution in the ICZPol project will be related to (a) teaching/training of software toolboxes concerning beach morphodynamics during workshops (b) organizing the e-courses and several events (conference, training schools) and (c) administrative support.