Building Human Capacity

Human capacity: A major enforcement of the human capacity building is anticipated, through the focused exchange and training activities foreseen in the implementation phase (WP5) of BEYOND. It is expected that the activities focus on promoting bidirectional transfer of knowhow and operational standardisation, with ultimate goal the achievement of well trained personnel, with distinct expertise for an innovative use of EO data and higher level products, and integrated common operation with the aim to expand the EO based disaster management capability beyond the limits of the sole country providing support to beneficiaries and scientists in south-eastern Europe. The transfer of knowledge will be directed both from EU partner institutions involved in the project to IAASARS/NOA, but also from IAASARS/NOA to beneficiaries, through planned training visits of experienced scientists to work alongside world-recognised researchers. The recruitment of 9 experienced researchers (preferably Greek), will additionally promote repatriation of knowhow, thrusting the strengthening of personnel, both in number and skills. A strong enhancement on the research quality of IAASARS/NOA is anticipated through the specified recruitments and the transfer of knowledge from partner institutions. Moreover, the recruitment of a person in charge for the exploitation management (WP2, WP6) is expected to enhance human capacity related with the Institute’s sustainability. In addition, the participation of the GEO Greek Office secretariat -based in NOA and being part of the existing team- to be in charge of BEYOND's dissemination activities (WP4), will ensure a strong connection with GEO, a significant enhancement of outreach profile. Finally, the recruitment of an experienced IT developer, will improve BEYOND’s operational structure in a way that a uniform, flexible, integrated portal is formed that will be easily providing access to infrastructural observational capacities, archives of observation data and databases of higher level products to potential beneficiaries; data discovery (searchable) on global and regional products and services; links to the regional service performance indicator and news;  web links to the regional archives of the wide data providers, institutional users and scientific communities.


Contact Details

Researchers

Dr. Charalabos (Haris) Kontoes
Position: Research Director, Phone-number: 0030-2103490088, 0030-210-8109186, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Charalabos (Haris) Kontoes is a Research Director at IAASARS/NOA and holds a PhD in Remote Sensing of the Environment. He has a wide range of expertise in managing EC and ESA projects integrating advanced image processing techniques for the exploitation of high and very high spatial resolution satellite data. He has acted as national delegate in internat...

Dr. Iphigenia Keramitsoglou
Position: Senior Researcher, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109167, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Iphigenia Keramitsoglou is a Senior Researcher at IAASARS/NOA with a strong background in Physics and Earth Observation. She is co-leader of the action on global observation of urban areas (Global Urban Observation and Information Task, SB-04) of the Group on Εarth Observation (GEO). She is also Member of the Societal Benefits Implementation Board, SBIB,...

Dr. Vassilis Amiridis
Position: Senior Researcher, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109116, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Vassilis Amiridis is a Senior Researcher at IAASARS/NOA with expertise in atmospheric characterization using ground-based and satellite remote sensing observations. He has participated in more than 20 national, European and international projects and experimental campaigns. He has more than 45 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 110 in con...

Dr. Georgios Balasis
Position: Senior Researcher, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109114, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Georgios Balasis is a Senior Researcher at IAASARS/NOA with expertise in space sciences (Sun-Earth connection, dynamics of the magnetosphere), space applications (geomagnetic field, Earth Observation) and complex systems. He has published more than 30 refereed papers. He has been the convener of "Open session on Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism" in Europe...

Assistant Research Staff

Dr. Ioannis Papoutsis
Position: Assistant Researcher, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109187, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Ioannis Papoutsis: Received his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and his M.Sc. in Technologies for Broadband Communication from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of University College London (UCL) in 2002 and 2003 respectively. From 2004-2006 he worked in London i...

Dr. Emmanouela Ieronymidi
Position: Assistant Researcher, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109220, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Emmanouela Ieronymidi: Has a PhD on Remote Sensing (Technical University of Crete, Greece), a Master of Science on Geochemistry (University of Leeds, UK) and a Bachelor Degree on Geology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece). At present, she is a Fellow Researcher at IAASARS/NOA, mainly involved with Land Use and Disaster Assessment an...

Dr. Alexandra Tsekeri
Position: Assistant Researcher, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109183, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Alexandra Tsekeri studied Environmental Engineering at the Environmental Engineering Dept. of the Polytechnic School of the Democretus Univ. of Thrace and received her degree in 2004. Obtained her Ph.D. at the field of Remote Sensing at the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the Graduate School and University Center, The City University o...

Dr. Stavros Solomos
Position: Assistant Researcher, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109183, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Stavros Solomos is a research fellow at the National Observatory of Athens and holds a PhD in Meteorology / Atmospheric Modeling. His fields of expertise include climate change and impacts on regional weather, severe atmospheric phenomena (e.g. hurricanes, floods, dust storms), air pollution and renewable energy. As a researcher he has participated in mo...