17Research Associate | Flood Risk

Alexia Tsouni received her diploma in Civil Engineering (2001) from the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), which is equivalent to Master of Engineering, with specialization in Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering. She also holds a M.Sc. in Water Resources Science and Technology (2003) from the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA

She has a long-term experience as a water engineer in the private sector working as a consultant for public and private projects in Greece and abroad (2001-2013). Moreover she has worked on climate forecasting models for improving forecasting of atmospheric and climatic parameters in regional and local scale in the Eastern Mediterranean region in the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development at NOA (2002-2003), and in the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at NTUA for EUROHARP (Towards European Harmonised Procedures for Quantification of Nutrient Losses from Diffuse Sources) and HARMONIQUA (Harmonising quality assurance in model based catchment and river basin management) projects (2003). Since 2006 and up to now she has been working on Earth Observation research and operational projects in the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing at NOA: MARISS/ESA/GSE (European Maritime Security Services), LIMES/EC/GMES (Land and Sea Monitoring for Environment and Security), RISK-EOS/ESA/GSE (Geo-information services to support the management of flood, fire and other risk throughout all the phases), SAFER/EC/GMES (Services and Applications For Emergency Response), SMURBS/EC/H2020 (SMart URBan Solutions for air quality, disasters and city growth), MARINE-EO/EC/H2020 (Bridging Innovative Downstream Earth Observation and Copernicus enabled Services for Integrated maritime environment, surveillance and security), GEO-CRADLE/EC/H2020 (Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS), LDA/EC (Large-scale demonstrators in support of COPERNICUS and GNSS based services in Athens), BEYOND/EC/FP7 (Building a South East European Center of Excellence for Earth Observation Based Monitoring of Natural Disasters) and Copernicus EMS/EC (Emergency Management Service, Risk & Recovery mapping). Her main responsibilities and research interests focus on remote sensing applications in the field of floods: mapping, monitoring and early warning.