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Drakatos Constantinos, Committee Chairman (2009-2013) 

Zerefos Christos, Committee Coordinator

 

Arianoutsou-Farangitaki Margarita

Asimakopoulos Demosthenis

Baltatzis Emmanuel

Capros Pantelis

Coccossis Harry

Donatos George

Giannakopoulos Christos

Giannopoulos George  
Golias Ioannis
Hadjinicolaou Panos
Karamanos Andreas
Kontogianni Areti

Nastis Anastasios 
Papaconstantinou Costas

Nicolopoulou-Stamati Polyxeni

Papandreou Andreas

Papanikolaou Dimitris

Papoutsoglou Sofronios

Repapis Christos

Sabethai Isaak
Santamouris Matheos

Sartzetakis Eftichios 

Seferlis Miltiadis

Skourtos Mihalis

Stamatopoulos K. Charalampos
Stournaras Georgios
Tsaltas Grigoris
Tselioudis George
Tsiaoussi Vasiliki
Xepapadeas Anastasios
Yfantopoulos Ioannis 
Ziomas Ioannis


Professor Constantinos DRAKATOS
: He held a B.Sc. in economics from the Department of Economics and Political Science of the University of Athens. Under a scholarship from the Greek Scholarship Foundation, he attended the London School of Economics, where he earned his Ph.D. in economic statistics, for which he was awarded the Bowley prize. In 1996, he became Professor Emeritus of Athens University and in 1998 he was elected Member of the Academy of Athens. He passed away in December 2013. He was the author of 50 monographs and scientific articles, many of which have been referred to and commented upon in international bibliography. He has also written textbooks covering almost the entire spectrum of quantitative economic analysis. He served as Chairman of the Prices and Incomes Committee at the Ministry of Coordination, Governor of the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank, Member of the Angelopoulos Committee, Chairman of the Governing Council of the Centre of Planning and Economic Research, Chairman of the Governing Council of the Greek Association of Economic Science, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Bank Association, Member of the Governing Committee of the Ecclesiastical Central Economic Service. He was also a member of various international scientific societies. 

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Professor Christos ZEREFOS: Was born in Cairo (Egypt) and studied Physics and Mete-orology at the University of Athens. He has done research οn ozone, UV, aero-sols, climate and global change for more than 35 years. He has coordinated or participated in more than 50 international competitive research projects, funded by International Organizations (e.g. EU, NASA, WMO). Participated in all major European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Campaigns (EASOE, SESAME, SCOUT, MATCH). Has published about 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and five reference books. Has served as Review Editor in Chapter 5 of the IPCC Aviation Report as well as in European Assessments on ozone and UV. Has participated in almost all WMO/UNEP Assessments on Ozone Depletion. Has received several awards, honorary degrees and distinctions, notable among which are the Global Ozone Award from UNEP, the AGU Editors Award for Excellence in Refereeing, the European Physical Society Award, the Balkan Physical Union Award and others. He is Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK, Member of the Academy of Athens, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Academia Europaea and other prestigious Institutions and Academies. 

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Professor Margarita Arianoutsou - Farangitaki, Professor of Ecology, Department of Ecology and Systematics, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Currently acting as Director of the Department as well as of the Botanical Museum of the University. Her expertise is on Ecology and Management of natural ecosystems. She has twice been elected as President of the International Association of Mediterranean Ecologists (ISOMED) 1987-1991 and 2000-2010. In 2011 she has been awarded a distinction prize for her contribution to the advancement of the ecology of Mediterranean Climate ecosystems. She has acted as President of the Hellenic Ecological Society between the years 2010-2012. She has been a member of the Hellenic Committee for the Implementation of UN convention for combating Desertification. She has acted as an author of the scientific team that undertook the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and she is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Center for Forest Fires and the Sectorial Scientific Board of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology for the Environment. She has acted as Secretary of the Management Body of Parnitha National Park (2002 - 2005). She has published more than 150 research articles in peer review scientific journals and books and she has edited 5 scientific books published by Kluwer, Plenum Press, Millpress and Springer. She has participated in more than 100 international and national conferences and workshops, in many of which as invited speaker. She has organized 4 international scientific conferences. She has coordinated many scientific projects funded either by EU or National Organizations. She has supervised 10 PhD theses and more than 40 under - and post- graduate diploma theses. More info at: http://www.uaeco.edu.gr/.

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Professor Demosthenis ASIMAKOPOULOS: Was born in Athens, in 1948. Organization of primary employment: Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and former Rector of the University of Athens. Education: Diploma 1973, Ph.D 1976, University College London, Electronic and Electrical Eng. Dept., DSc. University of Athens, Department of Physics, 1978. Fields of scientific and professional directions: Physics of the Built Environment – Air Pollution, Design of In-Situ and Remote Sensing Atmospheric Physics Instrumentation, Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Renewable Energy Sources – Energy Save, Applied Climatology - Global Change. Published Work: Over 600 articles in international scientific journals, Conferences and scientific Reports. Decorations: PhD., DSc., Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Eng., (FIEE, UK), Chartered Eng. (UK), Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, (FRMS, UK), Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, (GR), Chartered Eng. (GR), Fellow of the Hellenic Meteorological Society, (GR) Member of the European Environment Research Organisation, (EERO), Foreign Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.

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Professor Emmanuel BALTATZIS: Professor Emeritus, National and Kapodistriako University of Athens, he holds: B.Sc in Natural Sciences, B.Sc in Geology, Habil Thesis, Department of Geology University of Athens (UoA), Ph.D Department of Geology, University of Manchester. He is President of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, UoA. Summer research fellow, National Hellenic Research Foundation and Royal Society of England. Member of scientific organizations in Greece and abroad and member of the Geological committee of DIKATSA. Vice-President of the Institute of IGME. Participant at numerous international Congresses and publications in international scientific journals with judgments and a large number of references to his work. Awarded (thrice) by the Academy of Athens. Member of the editorial board of international magazines. External PhD thesis examiner in Universities abroad.

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Professor Pantelis CAPROS: He is a Professor of Energy Economics and Operation Re-search at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens. Until September 2004 he has been the Chair-man of the Regulatory Authority for Energy in Greece since 2000. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Public Corporation for 5 years. He has widely published and conducted research programmes in the areas of Energy Modelling, Macroeconomics, Operations Research and Mathematical Programming. He has built and used a variety of large-scale mathematical models and has more than 20 years professional experience of consultancy in the domain of energy and economic policy. 

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Professor Harry COCCOSSIS: President of the Hellenic Open University. He has also served as CEO at Hellenic Tourism Development Co., Special Secretary for Strategic Planning in the Ministry of Tourism and President of the Greek National Tourism Organisation. Professor of Spatial and Environmental Planning with specialization in tourism planning, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly-Greece (2002-now). Experience: Extensive international scientific research. Has directed and participated in more than 50 national and international research programmes of integrated multidisciplinary issues in respect to development, tourism, spatial planning, environmental management and planning. Consultant and scientific advisor in many international organizations (European Commission, OECD, World Bank, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, etc.) for spatial planning and environmental management, coastal area management, planning for tourism and environment, insular development with assignments in Mediterranean and African countries. Has written -solely or in collaboration- 12 books and more than 50 scientific articles or chapters in international journals and books. Furthermore, has an extensive number of presentations and publications in international and Greek scientific conferences. Member in international and Greek scientific Associations and societies.

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Professor George DONATOS: Professor, Department of Economics, University of Athens. Holds a degree from the Department of Mathematics, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Athens as well as from the School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. Masters degree holder, Department of Statistics, Concordia University, Canada and PhD, Department of Economics, University of Athens, School of Law, Economics and Politics, where he also completed his post-doctoral fellowship in Economics. He was a Re-search Fellow at the Center for Econometric Research and a guest lecturer at Concordia University. He has been the Academic Director at the National School of Public Administration and at the Institute of Continuing Education, National Center of Public Administration. He served as Head of a number of Departments of Economics in Greek Universities and was a member of the Senate and the Steering Committee of numerous Universities and Research and Educational Institutes. He is Dean of the School of Law, Economics and Politics of the University of Athens. He has presented papers at many international academic Conferences and is the author of books, research monographs, and a significant number of articles in international academic journals and collective volumes. 

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Dr. Christos GIANNAKOPOULOS: PhD in Atmospheric Science Modelling University of Cambridge, UK, M.Sc. in Telematics University of Surrey, UK, MSc in Meteorology, Athens University, BSc in Physics University of Athens. He currently works as Staff Researcher at the National Observatory of Athens. He was a lead author of IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report (2007) on Climate change impacts and adaptation. He is Principal Investigator in EU projects ENSEMBLES (which aims to re-duce uncertainty in climate change model projections), DeSurvey (which aims to assess desertification danger across Mediterranean) and CIRCE (which aims to provide an assessment of climate change and impacts for the Mediterranean region). He also has experience in the field of global chemical transport models and has participated in the World Climate Research Pro-gram for the assessment of large-scale atmospheric model performance. He is the author of 30 peer-reviewed papers. 

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Professor George A. GIANNOPOULOS: Transportation planner (PhD University of London Imperial College), is Professor emeritus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he was the director of its Transport Engineering Laboratory –Civil Engineering Department– for 20 years and founder and director, for 10 years, of its Postgraduate course on Transport Systems. Since November 2013, he is corresponding member of the Academy of Athens in the chair of Transportation and (mass) Transit systems. Until January 2016, he was the director of the Hellenic Institute of Transport – the National Transport Research Organisation of Greece - of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas – CERTH. He has extensive experience in Transport planning and Transport Policy issues as well as on international transport research governance and cooperation issues. He has participated in more than 200 studies over the last 30 years, in most of which as coordinator. He has also published some 250 scientific papers and articles in magazines and Conferences, as well as 10 books 2 of which in English. He is a well-known personality in his field both internationally and at European level with many relevant positions of responsibility among which, chair and (currently) member of the EU’s Transport Advisory Group for 10 years, co-chair of the standing Committee on International cooperation of the US/TRB, chair of the European Transport Research Alliance for 4 years, and others.

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Professor Ioannis Golias: He is the Rector of the National Technical University of Athens, Professor of the School of Civil Engineering and Head of the Laboratory of Traffic Engineering. He is a Civil Engineer Graduate of NTUA (1977), with an M.Sc (1978) and a Ph.D (1981) from University of London. He has directed numerous traffic and sustainable mobility studies in Greece and other countries. He is the scientific coordinator of a large number of Greek and European Commission research projects focusing on Traffic Engineering and Road Safety. He has more than 200 publications in Greek and international scientific journals and conferences and has accepted more than 2900 citations (h-index: 27). He has an active role in formulating solutions for traffic and urban development problems in Greek cities during the last thirty years and has a systematic relevant presence in the media. He is member of various European Commission committees for transport and quality of life. He has served as Caretaker Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy, Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Dean of the NTUA School of Civil Engi-neering, member of the Board of the Organization for the urban development of Athens, member of the Board of the Public Company for the unification of archaeological sites of Athens, Vice President of the Athens Municipality Development Com-pany, member of the Committee for the re-accreditation of Civil Engineering Schools in Croatia, Head of the Hellenic Society of Transportation Engineers, member of the Greek National Transport Council.

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Panos HADJINICOLAOU: Associate Professor at the Energy, Environment & Water Research Center of The Cyprus Institute. He holds a BSc in Physics from University of Athens, an MSc in Atmospheric Sciences from University of East Anglia, and a PhD in Atmospheric Modelling from University of Cambridge. He has contributed to EU projects in the UK on global atmospheric chemistry modelling and his work on dynamically-induced stratospheric ozone trends has appeared in three WMO Οzone Depletion Assessments. He has coordinated and carried out modelling work in national and international research projects on regional climate modelling and extremes and he is Contact Point for the MENA region of the CORDEX Experiment by the World Climate Research Programe. Panos was previously a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, until 2005, at the University of Cambridge, from 2005 until 2006 a Research Associate at the University of Athens, from 2006 until 2008 an Assistant Professor at Frederick University, and from 2008 until 2015 an Associate Research Scientist at The Cyprus Institute. His Research Interests are: Dynamical downscaling of past, present and future climate; Climate change extremes and impacts, Stratospheric ozone depletion: Interactions of atmospheric circulation and composition.

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Professor Andreas J. KARAMANOS: Graduate (M.Sc.) with honours, Agricultural University of Athens (1969). Postgraduate studies and Ph.D., Department of Agricultural Botany, University of Reading, U.K. (1977). Senior Lecturer of Plant Physiology (1978-1981), Professor of Crop Production (1981), Agricultural University of Athens. Director of the Laboratory of Crop Production (1981-2004, 2008-2013). Head of the Department of Crop Science (1988-1989). Vice-Rector of Economic Affairs and Development, Agricultural University of Athens and Chairman of the Research Committee (1991-1997). Rector of this University (2000-2004). Dean of the Faculty of Crop Science (2009-2013). State Secretary of Education (2004-2007). Chairman of the Rectors’ Conference of Greek Universities (2003). Member of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Centre of Recognition of Academic Degrees (1997-2000). Chairman of the Steering Committee of Education for Sustainable Development, United Nations Economic Council for Europe (2005-2011). Member of the Board of the Council for Recognition of Academic Degrees of Cyprus (KY.S.A.T.S.) (May-November 2015). Member of the Executive Board of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education in Cyprus (since November 2015). Research focused on the water relations and drought resistance of crops, crop physiology and ecology. Author of scientific monographs and books, numerous publications in refereed journals, invited chapters in collective volumes, encyclopedias and invited articles. Editor and reviewer in scientific journals, co-ordinator in research projects, evaluator of EU-research proposals.

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Professor Areti D. KONTOGIANNI: She is currently (2013) Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia (Greece). Areti has participated in 50 research projects and presented her research in more than 100 conferences and workshops. She has 13 years of teaching experience, 3 ongoing book projects and published 65 papers in edited volumes and leading academic journals. Since 1998 she is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia (UK), she acted as external advisor to the UK Ministry of the Environment (DEFRA) on participatory methods and environmental valuation and she served as external expert on several environmental national committees and task forces in Greece. During 1998-2004 she was Academic Coordinator for designing and implementing the Inter-University Postgraduate Program on Environmental Policy and Management. Since 2009 she is a member of the EMEKA Committee of Bank of Greece on the economics of climate change impacts and adaptation. Her main research interests are Interdisciplinary Approaches to Natural Resources Management; Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Impacts and Non-Market Valuation; Integrated Scenario Analysis; Economics of Adaptation; and Stakeholder Analysis.

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Professor Anastasios S. NASTIS: He has a B.S. in Forestry, B.S. in Agronomy from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT), MSc, Ph.D. in Range Management from Utah State University, U.S.A. and a Post Doctoral Dissertation from AUT. He worked as: Private consultant and teaching at the University for 37 years, Visiting professor at USA and expert for INRA, France. He has working experience in USA, Russia and Nigeria. He was coordinator of 15 European and three Greek research projects, Leader in 76 application projects. He was member of international and national scientific societies, Board member of one national and two international journals, Representative of the AUT Council, President of the School of Forestry and Natural Environment, member of the research committee of the AUT, of the Agrimed-EU committee for the “Agrosilvopastoral systems”, of the Agrimed-CIHEAM committee for “Sheep and Goat Nutrition”, of the “Standing Committee for Agricultural Research” of the EU, Member of the National Committee for Research and Development and of the committee for recognizing qualification titles from foreign countries, in Cyprus. He had scholarships from the: National Foundation of Scholarships, National Polytechnic School, Utah State University, USA. He received awards from “XI Signma Pi” USA and EAAP. He has published 174 papers and two books with more than 1000 citations.

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Professor P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati: Qualified Pathologist - Cytopathologist. She has introduced Environmental Pathology at the Medical School of the University of Athens. She has lectured at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of VUB University of Brussels on the block of Environmental Health (1997-2009). She organized, implemented, directed (2004-2014) and currently is the Scientific Coordinator the 2-year Master Program of the Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens entitled: “Environment and Health. Capacity Building for Decision Making”. She is engaged in Research and Medical Practice and is experienced in organizing seminars, intensive courses and congresses, in building medical curricula, in coordinating European projects. Dr. Nicolopoulou is an expert at the European Commission on Environmental Health, engaged in science policy interface, a consultant in Public and Private Sector, a member of the board HCWH –Europe, Secretary of the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences and a member of IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize Awarded in 1985.

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Dr. Costas PAPACONSTANTINOU: Was born in Larissa, in 1946 and holds a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a PhD in Biology from the University of Athens. He specialized in Ichthyology and Fisheries in Italy, UK and USA and since 1975 he has been a researcher in the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). From 1989 to 2012 he has been the director of the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of the HCMR, and from 2010 to 2011 the President of the HCMR. Between 1993 and 2010 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the HCMR. He also was a visiting professor in different Greek Universities (University of Thessaly, University of Crete, Aegean University and Athens University) and in the University of Bari (Italy). He has more than 35-year experience on research, focusing his scientific activity on fisheries biology, ecology, fish stock assessment and management of the Mediterranean area. He has participated in many national and international relevant research projects, in 25 of which he was project leader. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in international peer review scientific journals, has participated with more than 250 presentations in international and Greek scientific conferences. He has written a large number of articles in periodicals and newspapers relevant to fisheries and marine ecology and he is the author or editor of 10 books. During his career he has been member of many national and international Scientific and Steering Committees, consultant in fisheries in many national and international bodies and representative of different national or international bodies in numerous meetings for the management of the biological resources of the Mediterranean Sea. 

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Ass. Professor Andreas A. PAPANDREOU: He holds the position in the Economics Department of the University of Athens. He received his B.Sc. in Economics from the University of London, Queen Mary College (1981) and his M.Sc. in Economics from London School of Economics (1982). He became a Doctor of Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford University, in 1990. He has nineteen years of academic experience in various Universities, including University College Lon-don and Harvard. His research and published work are mostly in the fields of environmental economics, institutional economics and microeconomics. Among his publications are “Externality and Institutions” (1994), Oxford University Press.

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Professor Dimitrios PAPANIKOLAOU: He was born in Athens and studied at the University of Athens where he obtained the degrees of Physiognosy-Geography and Geology and his PhD of Geology. He was elected full professor of Dynamic and Tectonic Geology at the University of Athens in 1993. He was a post-doctoral researcher in Lausanne with state scholarship from Switzeland and associate professor at the University of Reims. He served President of the Geo-logical Society of Greece, of the Carpatho-Balkan Geological Association, of the Organization of Earthquake Planning and Protection of Greece, President and General Director of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, General Secretary of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Interior and Project Leader of IGCP 276 of UNESCO/IUGS. Actually, he is Director of the Department of Dynamic, Tectonic, Applied Geology, Director of the Laboratory of Natural Hazards and Director of the post-graduate course of Oceanography. 

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Professor Sofronios PAPOUTSOGLOU: Agriculturist (B.Sc.), Oceanographer - Hydrobiologist (M.Sc.), Ichthyologist (Ph.D.). Post Doc studies on: I. Fish Haematology and Physiology of Nutrition (Salmo Research Institute, Alvkarleby, Sweden, 1975). II. Fish Applied Genetics (Kingston, University of Rhode Island, USA, 1982). III. Integrated Aquaculture Systems (Carbondale, Fisheries Res. Lab., S. Illinois University, USA, 1982). IV. Fish Biotechnology Techniques (Pullman, Washington State University, USA, 1982). Temporary (1977) and Full Professor (1980), Agricultural University of Athens (AUA). Founder and Director, Department of Applied Hydrobiology (1977). He is member of international organizations and scientific companies. He has participated in research and postgraduate pro-jects for Greek and European institutions. His author's activity comprises of seven books. His inquiring work is published mainly in foreigner scientific magazines, while simplified articles along with his scientific opinions that concern the appropriateness of environment of existence of fishes and other aquatic organisms have been occasionally publicized by Greek and foreign media. Research activities are mainly focused on issues related to fish physiology (since 1972) and especially to the factors influencing fish growth rate under cultured conditions (nutrition, water temperature and chemistry, stocking density, photoperiod, polyculture etc.). The understanding of fish stress mechanisms and species ethology - welfare, through the interaction of their enzymatic, nervous and hormonal systems, in association with their feeding - nutritional habits and physiology of nutrition (especially fatty acids and amino acids intermediary metabolism), as well as with certain environmental parameters (e.g. lighting conditions, rearing tank colour, classical music transmission), is his current major research area during the last decade.

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As. Professor Christos REPAPIS: He was born in Cairo, Egypt. Undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the University of Athens and University of Ioannina, Greece, in Physics and Meteorology. Postdoctoral research in the NCAR, USA, University of Minnesota, USA and University of Birmingham, UK. In 1972 he was appointed as assistant in the Laboratory of Meteorology of the University of Ioannina, then as responsible of the Laboratory and finally as Associate Professor. In 1984 he was elected for the first time as Director of the Research Centre of Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens and re-elected repeatedly ever since till the day of his retirement in 2007; Scientific Collaborator thereafter in the same research centre. He published many papers on climatology and atmospheric physics. He is member of scientific societies and member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences. 

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Isaac SABETHAI: He was born in Trikala (Greece) in 1950. He studied economics in the USA (at Wesleyan and at Brown University). He has been working at the Bank of Greece since 1976. In 2001-2012 he served as director of the bank's Economic Research Department and then as Advisor to the Governor. Back in 1977 he served on the Greek team that took part in the technical negotiations in preparation of Greek accession to the European Communities. He has served as a member of the Council of Employment and Social Security Experts (2001-2003) and of the Board of Directors of the Greek Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE, 2006-2010). He has published papers concerning the brain drain in Greece (1976); the effects of Greece's accession to the European Communities on the free movement of labor and on social policy (1981); restrictions on the right to strike in Greece (1982); the Greek labor market (1997 and 2000); Greece: The Long Process of Economic and Institutional Convergence (2006). He has contributed to collective publications of the Economic Research Department of the Bank of Greece and of the CCIC. 

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Professor Matheos SANTAMOURIS: He is Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens and serves as visiting professor at the Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, National University of Singapore, Bolzano University and the Cyprus Institute. He is Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by Earthscan Science Publishers in London. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Building Environmental Research, Editor of the Energy and Buildings Journal, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and member of the Editorial Board of seven additional journals. Editor and author of 12 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy and energy conservation in buildings published by Earthscan and other international publishers. Guest editor of twelve special issues published by selected scientific journals. Coordinator of many international research programs and author of almost 210 scientific papers published in peer review international scientific journals.

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Ass. Professor Eftichios S. SARTZETAKIS: Professor of Environmental Economics, Vice Rector Research, Director of the M.A. in Economics and Director of the University’s Research Unit at University of Macedonia. Founding Director of the MSc in Law and Economics (a collaboration between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s Law School and the University of Macedonia’s Department of Economics) and of the MSc in Sustainable Development at the International Hellenic University. He has also taught at Carleton University, Université Laval, University of British Columbia and Thompson Rivers University. In the latter, he served as chairperson of the Department of Economics and Finance. His research focuses on environmental economics and management. He has published a number of papers in leading academic journals, including: Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economic Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Environmental and Resource Economics and Journal of Regulatory Economics. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Environment and Development Economics”, and member of international academic organisations. He is leading a number of research projects on environmental economics and management, among which the Environmental Management System of the University of Macedonia which is certified by EMAS. He served as Lead Author in a number of committees and international projects, such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and national projects such as the Bank of Greece’s Study Group for the Impact of Climate Change. He served as expert advisor to private firms and public authorities both in Canada and in Greece, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Energy, Climate Change and Environment.

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Miltiadis SEFERLIS: He obtained his first degree in Biology in the University of Thessaloniki and his MSc in the Victorian University of Manchester, titled "Environment, Pollution, Control", with dissertation title: "Accumulation of heavy metals by the green alga Ulva rigida (Agardh) under three salinity regimes and extra metal loading". He has submitted his PhD thesis to the Sch. of Biology, Univ. of Thessaloniki under the subject of marine eutrophication and macroalgae, heavy metal pollution and biochemical bio-indicators. Since 1998 he is full-time employed in by the Greek Biotope-Wetland Centre in several projects concerning water resources management, marine research projects etc. His research experience is on methods of analytical chemistry for water analysis, atomic absorption spectrometry, high pressure liquid chromatography, phytoplankton cultures, environmental impact assessment and scientific diving. 

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Professor Michalis S. SKOURTOS: He teaches environmental economics and policy at the Department of Environmental Studies, University of Aegean, Greece. He has published extensively in the fields of: water management, management of protected areas, conservation of biodiversity, integrated coastal zone management, waste management, economic valuation and assessment of environmental impacts and multilateral environmental agreements. He has been the Head of the Department of Environmental Studies, Founding Director of the Inter-departmental Postgraduate Programme Environmental Policy and Management. He has served in numerous national and international pol-icy fora (European Commission, OECD, UNEP/MAP, UNESCO, National Representative at the JRC Governing Board Chairman of the Committee on Inter-national Affairs and Environmental Policy – Greek Ministry of External Affairs). He is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Re-search on the Global Environment [CSERGE], University of East Anglia and Di-rector of the Laboratory for Applied Environmental Economics. 

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Charalampos K. STAMATOPOULOS: Economist with a Ph.D from London School of Economics. Since May 2011, he is a Member of the Monetary Policy Council of the Bank of Greece and since August 2011 he is President of the Board of Directors of DIAS – Interbanking Systems S.A. Prior to that he was Chairman to OPAP S.A. from December 2009 until March 2011. Prior to that, he was - since Au-gust 1999 - Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of ALPHA TRUST INVESTMENT SERVICES S.A. as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ALPHA TRUST MUTUAL FUND MANAGEMENT. From July 1996 until 2001 he was Chair-man of the Board of Directors of Athens International Airport S.A, a PPP com-pany which undertook the construction and operation of Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. Dr. Stamatopoulos has also served as Chairman to the Board of Directors and CEO of the Ionian Bank, from August 1996 until April 1999 and, in this capacity, he was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ionian Hotel En-terprises S.A., of Ioniki Finance, of Ioniki Investments, of Ioniki Securities and of Fact Hellas. From March 1995 until August 1996, Dr. Stamatopoulos served as Managing Director of Ε.Τ.Ε.Β.Α., an Investment Bank, subsidiary of the National Bank of Greece (NBG), Chairman of DIETHNIKI Mutual Fund Management and Ε.D.Ε.Χ., an Investment Trust and was also a member of the Board of Directors of Macedonia-Thrace Bank. Further to that, Dr. Stamatopoulos held the positions of Secretary-General at the Ministry of Commerce (1987-1989), Secretary of the Price and Revenues Committee (1984-1987), Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Economic Issues, as well as member of the Subcommittee of Exchange Rate Policy of the Committee of Governors of EU Central Banks (1993-1995). For several years (1981-1995) he worked as a researcher at the Economic Research Department of Bank of Greece and then he moved to the Exchange Rate Policy Department as Head of the Research Unit. Finally, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Power Corporation S.A. (1985-1987), of the Securities and Exchange Commission (1994-1996), of the Hellenic Center for Investment (1996-1998) and he was also member of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Banking Association (2001-2004). 

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Professor Georgios STOURNARAS: Professor of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, University of Athens, Invited Professor of Hydrogeology Université (Grenoble 1), Professor of Engineering Geology, University of Thesssaly, Invited Professor of Hydrogeology, University of Thessaloniki. Education: Nature Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, DEA and Doctorat, Géologie Appliquée, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble 1). Over 80 teaching monographs. Over 105 papers and more than 120 citations. Attendances in more than 60 Congresses and 45 Seminars Participation in more than 25 International Scientific Societies and 30 Hellenic societies. President of the Hellenic National Chapter of IAH. Member of Editorial Board of International Congresses, Magazines and Foun-dations. Coordinator or member in 28 Hellenic and International scientific re-searching programs. Scientific and/or professional activity in 25 countries, association with more than 35 companies. Languages: Hellenic (vernacular), French (very well), English (very well), Spanish (fair). 

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Professor Grigoris I. Tsaltas: Born in Athens, is Professor of International Law, teaches International Law of the Sea, International Environmental Law of and International Law of Development. Founding Director of the European Centre for Environmental Research and Training (EKEPEK), Vice-president of the Association Internationale du droit de l’urbanisme (AIDRU), Vice-president of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, Member of the Board of the Institute of the Aegean of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, Jean Monnet Chair Holder (European Union and Developing Countries), President of the UNESCO Attica Club, Member of the Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer, visitor Professor of the University of Madrid (I.C.A.D.E.), Member of the Editorial Board of the Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law and NMIOTC MIO Journal. He holds a Doctorat D’Etat en Droit (uninanimously excellent) in International Law from the University of Legal and Economic Sciences of Nice, a Masters’ Degree from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales of the University of Nice, a Masters’ Degree in Public International Law specializing in the Law of Development from Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement of the University of Nice and a Degree in Political Science from Panteion University of Social and Political Science. His research interests contain: policies and international law of development, international law and international policy of environmental protection, international law of the sea, European policies of environmental protection, geography in international studies.

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Dr. George TSELIOUDIS: Currently serves as the Director of the Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens. He received his Ph.D. degree in Climate Dynamics from Columbia University in New York, and worked as a Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His research work spans a wide variety of subjects related to Climate Change, with particular emphasis on the global energy and water cycles and their changes with climate warming. He serves in several international committees and panels and contributed as a reviewer and a contributing author in the last two reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). In 2004 he received the American Geophysical Union Falkenberg Award for his contribution to ‘the quality of life, economic opportunities and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.

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Vasiliki TSIAOUSSI: She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Biology (1990) and a Masters Degree in Environmental Biology (1995) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 1994, she has been working at the Greek Biotope / Wetland Centre (EKBY), where she has been involved in various activities related to nature conservation, water quality, biodiversity and climate change. She has worked in site-oriented nature conservation projects, in supporting the Ministry of Environment with regard to the Natura 2000 network (e.g. participation in the Natura 2000 inventory project, delivery of data and information on sites, contribution to the update of the database), and with regard to biodiversity (e.g. drafting the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, participating in Biodiversity COP meetings). She has also been involved in climate change adaptation activities. Currently, she is working on water quality issues, since EKBY operates the national water quality-monitoring network for lakes in accordance to the WFD.

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Professor Anastasios Xepapadeas: He is currently Professor of Economic Theory and Policy and Dean of the School of Economic Sciences of Athens University of Economics and Business. Previously he served as Chairman of the Department of International and European Economic Studies at the same University. He is past president of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He holds an MA and a PhD in Economics from the Economics Department of the University of Manchester and a BA from the Economics Department of Athens University. He has taught at the graduate and PhD programs of Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Helsinki, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, Fontazionne ENI (FEEM), International Centre for Theoretical Physics. He was editor of Environment and Development Economics from 2005-2014 and is now a member of the editorial board. He is a member of the editorial committee of the Annual Review of Resource Economics and associate editor of Studies in Non Linear Dynamics and Econometrics; he has served as co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and associate editor of Environmental and Resource Economics and Water Resources Research. He has published more than one hundred and twenty papers in leading journals including the American Economic Review; European Economic Review; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; Journal of Environmental Economics and Management; Journal of Mathematical Economics; Journal of Public Economics; Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Science, Water Resources Research and written or edited eight books. According to Google Scholar his current citations (March 2016) are 4354 and his h-index is h=34. He has participated as coordinator or lead researcher in more than 25 research programs funded by the EU, the Greek government, or private sources in the area of environmental and resource economics. His current research interests include Environmental Policy and Resource Management; Cost Benefit Analysis; Economics of Climate Change; Biodiversity Management; Spatiotemporal Analysis in Economics with Applications to Economic Growth and Resource Management; Environment and Growth; Evolutionary Approaches to Policy Design; and Uncertainty and Robust Control with Applications to Environmental Policy and Resource Management.

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Professor John YFANTOPOULOS: on Health Economics & Social Policy , University of Athens, President of National Centre for Social Research. Graduated from the Athens University of Business and Economics (BA in Economics) and holds Phd in Economics from York University, England. As National Councilor in the Minis-try of Health and Welfare for several years he represented Greece in a number of International and European meetings. Councilor in many International Organizations such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the European Commission, the International Labor Office and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Worked for Eurostat and as a University Professor at the Katholike University of Lauven - Belgium, Tilbourg Univer-sity - Holland, University of Lyon, - France, Universitat de Barcelona - Spain, University of Budapest - Hungary, University of Western Siberia - Russia, Russian Academy of Science - Russia, The Moscow School of Economics - Russia, University of East Anglia, Cambridge - UK, University of Clark - USA. Has given lectures in International meetings on National Health Systems, Drug Policies and the effectiveness of Social Reforms in the European countries. He was an elected member of the of the University of Athens Senate, President of the Red Cross Hospital, Member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Welfare Organization (EOKF), Member of the Board of Directors of the Nation Drug Organization (NDO) and Member of the Board of Directors of the Organizations Against the Drugs (OKANA). He's the author of 23 books and noumerous scientific papers, among them: "Health Related Quality of Life. Volume I and II (Editor) (2001)". "Social Insurance in Health Professionals Security Fund", (2002), "Health Economics. Policy and Theory", (2006), "Study on National Politics", "The Economics of blood: Gift of life or commodity", "The welfare State in Greece", "Health Economics Management and Policy", "Pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement reforms in Greece" in the European Journal of Health Economics. His researches have been published by prestigious publishers, such as the Oxford University Press and Springer. His works have been translated in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Romanian, Turkish and Azeri languages.

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Professor Ioannis C. Ziomas: (1956-2018). Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Processes Analysis and Design Laboratory. He graduated in Physics from the University of Thessaloniki (1980) and obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Physics from the same University (1984). Coordinator in 45 research projects and senior researcher in other 25. Scientific Consultant in more than 100 environmental studies and projects. With more than 150 published papers in refereed journals and international conferences, he has received more than 2400 citations (h factor = 27).During the period 2008-2010 he was Chair of the Directing Board of the National Centre for the Environment and Sustainable Development and member of the National Council for Research and Technology (2005-2009). Since 2008, he was the head of the NTUA group, which is the technical consultant of the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy with regard to climate change mitigation and adaptation. During the Greek Presidency of EU Council (first semester of 2014), he was the President of the Working Party on International Environmental Issues related to Climate Change. He was the Representative of Greece to the IPCC (2008-2010). Since 1989, he was the representative of Greece in various EU and UN committees.

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