Dr. Konstantinos Topouzelis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies (University of the Aegean, Department of Environment), a Master’s degree in Remote Sensing (University of Dundee, Department of Applied Physics & Mechanical Engineering) and a Ph.D. in pollution monitoring from space (National Technical University of Athens, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering). Currently he is an assistant professor in the Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean and he is leading the Marine Remote Sensing Group.
His main research interest is on the analysis of remote sensing datasets, including satellite and aerial images, for marine and coastal applications. His expertise includes automatic detection of oceanographic phenomena, Object Based Image Analysis, image processing algorithms and coastal mapping. He is an author of several refereed papers in international scientific journals, member of editorial board of Mediterranean Marine Science Journal, referee in several scientific journals and principal investigator in international research projects. Prior to his academic career he worked for the European Commission Joint Research Centre, ISPRA, Italy and in Greek private sector.
In SEO-DWARF, he is reference person for the University of the Aegean and he has seconded to Planetek Italia (Bari, Italy). In the SEO-DWARF project besides coordination he has contributed to the examination and definition of the User Requirements and the System Design, the literature review of the Phenomena under investigation as well as the relevant Remote Sensing Algorithms which will be used.