17Research Associate | Flood Risk

Alexia Tsouni is a graduate of the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) with specialization in Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering (2001), and she also holds a postgraduate diploma in Water Resources Science and Technology (2003) from NTUA as well.

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-today). In the research domain she has worked in the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at NTUA as member of the research team for the projects EUROHARP and HARMONIQUA (2003). She has also 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 (IERSD) at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) (2002-2003).
Since 2006 and up to now she has been working on earth observation research and operational projects focusing on remote sensing applications in the field of hydrology, floods and other disasters, such as mapping, monitoring, early warning, mitigation in the at the BEYOND Center of EO Research & Satellite Remote Sensing, in the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) at NOA: MARISS, LIMES, RISK-EOS, SAFER, LDA, EKAD3, EO4SD – Climate Resilience, BEYOND, MARINE-EO, SMURBS, GEO-CRADLE, COPERNICUS Emergency Management Service, SNF-PANGEA, e-shape, EXCELSIOR, CLIMPACT, and CALLISTO.
On behalf of BEYOND/IAASARS/NOA she is member of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office Greece in support of outreach, capacity building, horizontal cooperation and technical advisory support, member of the CEOS Working Group on Disasters - GEO/LEO/SAR Flood Pilot in support of the sustained coordination of disaster-related activities undertaken by the CEOS Agencies, and member of the GEO Working Group on Capacity Development in support of the 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme.
She has been appointed by the European Commission (EC) Research Executive Agency (REA) for assisting the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) with the evaluation of the proposals submitted in response to H2020 Calls: Topic LC-GD-10-3-2020 (Feb-Apr 2021) and Topic LC-CLA-21-2020 (Mar-Apr 2020).