In fulfilling its tasks, the CCISC draws on a broad pool of experts. 

You can see the CVs of CCISC experts here, clicking on the plus (+) sign to see more detailed content.

Professor Constantinos Drakatos (Chairman of the CCISC, 2009-2013)

He was born in Ithaki. He obtained a B.Sc. in economics from the Department of Economics and Political Science of the University of Athens and a Ph.D. in economic statistics from the London School of Economics (Bowley prize 1963).
He was born in Ithaki. He obtained a B.Sc. in economics from the Department of Economics and Political Science of the University of Athens and a Ph.D. in economic statistics from the London School of Economics (Bowley prize 1963). From 1957 to 1976, he worked at the Bank of Greece (Economic Research Department). In 1969 he became professor of Statistics in the Department of Economic Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where he taught until his retirement in 1996. He served as Dean of the Law School (1978-1979), Governor of the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank, Member of the Angelopoulos Committee (1989-1990), Chairman of the Board of the Centre of Planning and Economic Research (1990-1993), Chairman of the Board of the Greek Association of Economic Science, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Bank Association, Member of the Steering Committee of the Ecclesiastical Central Economic Service. He was also a member of various international scientific societies. He passed away in December 2013. He authored many books, most notably including: Production functions of the Greek Industry (Athens 1964), - Greek economic statistics (Athens 1982), - Statistics (Athens 1984), - The Greek Economy in Crisis (Athens 1988), - Difficulties in the exit of the Greek Economy from the crisis (Athens 1992), - Descriptive economic statistics (Athens 1993), - The Greek Economy towards stabilisation (Athens 1996), - The Big Cycle of the Greek Economy (Athens 1997), - Convergence Problems (Athens 2000), - The Aim of Restructuring (Athens 2004). Furthermore, he published numerous articles in Greek and international journals.

Zerefos Christos (CCISC Coordinator)

He was born in Cairo (Egypt) and studied Physics and Meteorology at the University of Athens. He did his postdoctoral studies and research at the National Center of Atmospheric Research in the USA (NCAR) and in other Research Centres in Greece and abroad.
He was born in Cairo (Egypt) and studied Physics and Meteorology at the University of Athens. He did his postdoctoral studies and research at the National Center of Atmospheric Research in the USA (NCAR) and in other Research Centres in Greece and abroad. Since 1973 He has been a Professor of Physics of the Atmosphere at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and since 2010 Professor Emeritus, and visiting professor at the Universities of Boston, Minnesota and Oslo. He is a member of the Academy of Athens, the Norwegian Academy, the Academia Europaea, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Physical Sciences and other international scientific foundations. He is Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK, a life-time Member of the American Geophysical Union, which awarded him a citation (1998). He has been awarded the Global Ozone Award (1997) and other honorary distinctions from the UN Environmental Program (1995, 1998. 2013) and in 2008 for his contribution to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which, together with former US Vice-President Al Gore, was awarded the Peace Nobel Prize of 2007. Distinction from the European Physicists Association, Gold Medal of the City of Thessaloniki, Yoram Kaufman Award of the American Geophysical Union (2015), the French Government Decoration “Commandeur dans l’ordre de Palmes académiques“ (2015), the Blaise Pascal Medal, European Academy of Sciences (2015). He has published hundreds of scientific papers in international literature as well as scientific literary works. Chairman of the International Ozone Committee, ex-President of the National Observatory in Athens, President of the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences, as well as national and international scientific Committees.

Professor Margarita Arianoutsou-Farangitaki

She is the Director of the Department of Ecology and Systematics, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of the Botanical Museum of the University.

She is the Director of the Department of Ecology and Systematics, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of the Botanical Museum of the University. She has significant expertise on Ecology and Management of natural ecosystems, dealing with these subjects for more than 30 years. She has been elected twice as President of the International Association of Mediterranean Ecologists (ISOMED) 1987-1991 and 2000-2010. She has been awarded a distinction prize from ISOMED 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 working group that was created to support the Hellenic National Committee for the Implementation of UN convention for combating Desertification. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Center for Forest Fires and has acted as a member of the scientific team that undertook the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

Ms. Arianoutsou is a member of 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 (General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education). She has supervised 10 PhD theses and more than 40 under - and post- graduate diploma theses. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Biology Department, postgraduate courses in the Chemistry Department, as well as in the Geology and Environment Department (Management of Natural Disasters) of NKUA. She participates in Environmental Education and Awareness Programs, and has published a book on the subject. More information about her scientific and educational activity can be found here.

Professor Demosthenis Asimakopoulos

He 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.
He 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: Ph.D., D.Sc., 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 Meteorogical Society (GR), Member of the European Environmental research Organization (EERO), Foreign Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. 

Dr. Christos Giannakopoulos

He holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science Modelling from the University of Cambridge, UK, M.Sc. in Telematics from the University of Surrey, UK, MSc in Meteorology, from the University of Athens, and BSc in Physics from the University of Athens.
He holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science Modelling from the University of Cambridge, UK, M.Sc. in Telematics from the University of Surrey, UK, MSc in Meteorology, from the University of Athens, and BSc in Physics from the 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) of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (awarded Peace Nobel Prize in 2007) in the book ‘Climate Change 2007: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability’. 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 participated actively in the meteorological support of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and participated in actions aiming to improve the predictive ability of surface temperatures and wind and to develop an operational plan aiming to fight the air pollution in the Olympic cities of Volos and Heraklion. He participated in the program of the Regulatory Authority for Energy for updating the wind energy potential map of Greece He is the author of 30 peer-reviewed papers and of 55 articles in international conferences.

Professor George A. Giannopoulos

He is a Transportation planner (PhD University of London Imperial College), Professor emeritus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and corresponding member of the Academy of Athens in the chair of Transportation and (mass) Transit systems.
He is a Transportation planner (PhD University of London Imperial College), Professor emeritus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and 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 of Center for Research and Technology Hellas – CERTH where he was Vice-Chairman (Chairman for the years 2010-2012). During his term In Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 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. 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 has been awarded many international awards and distinctions, among which the award for distinctive international activity of the Transportation Research Board of the American Academy of Sciences. Today, he is also a member and former chairman of the EU’s Transport Advisory Group and chairman of the standing Committee on International cooperation of the US/TRB. 

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 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 Engineering, 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 Company, 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. He is a member of  the Technical Chamber of Greece, SPME, ODOMEL, SES and ASCE. 

Professor George Donatos

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Athens. He 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.
Professor, Department of Economics, University of Athens. He 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. He holds a Master’s degree from the 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 Research Fellow at the Center for Econometric Research at Concordia University and 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.

Professor Ioannis C. Ziomas (1956-2018)

He was a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and Director of the Processes Analysis and Design Laboratory. He graduated in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1980) and obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Physics from the same University (1984).
He was a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and Director of the Processes Analysis and Design Laboratory. He graduated in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1980) and obtained Ph.D. in Environmental Physics from the same University (1984). He coordinated 50 research projects and was a senior researcher in other 25. He was a Scientific Consultant in more than 100 environmental studies and projects. He has more than 150 published papers in refereed journals and international conferences, he has received more than 2,400 citations (h factor = 27). During the period 2008-2010 he was Chair of the Directing Board of the National Center for the Environment and Sustainable Development (2008 - 2010) and member of the National Council for Research and Technology (2005-2010). Since 2008, he was the head of the NTUA group conducting National Census of Greenhouse Gas for the Kyoto Protocol. 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 a member of many EU working groups on environmental issues. Since 1989, he was the representative of Greece in various EU and UN committees.

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.
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. Between 2000 and 2004 he was the Chairman of the Regulatory Authority for Energy of Greece. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Public Corporation for 5 years (1995 - 2000). He has widely published and conducted research programs in the areas of Energy Modeling, Macroeconomics, Operations Research and Mathematical Programming. He has built and used a variety of large-scale mathematical models for Energy Markets, Environment and General Economic Balance and has more than 20 years professional experience of consultancy in the domain of energy and economic policy. 

Professor Andreas Karamanos

Since 1980 he has been a Professor of Crop Production, at the Agricultural University of Athens and also the Director of the Laboratory of Crop Production.
Since 1980 he has been a Professor of Crop Production, at the Agricultural University of Athens and also the Director of the Laboratory of Crop Production. Since March 2014 Professor Emeritus at the Agricultural University of Athens. Graduate (M.Sc.) with honors, Agricultural University of Athens, Postgraduate studies and Ph.D., Department of Agricultural Botany, University of Reading, U.K. Head of the Department of Crop Science of the Agricultural University of Athens (1988/89). Vice-Rector of Economic Affairs and Development, Agricultural University of Athens and Chairman of the Research Committee Rector of the Agricultural University of Athens (2000-2004) Dean of the Faculty of Crop Science (2009-2013) In March 2004 he became General Secretary of the Ministry of Education until September 2007. He served as Chairman and member of the three-member Bureau of the Hellenic Universities Rectors’ Synod (2003), elected full member of the Supreme Disciplinary Board of University Faculty Members (2003-2004), elected representative of the Rectors’ Synod to the National Education Council (2003-2004), member of the BoD and representative of the Agronomy sector of DIKATSA (1997-2000) From 2005 to 2011 he was the Chairman of the Steering Committee of UN's Education for Sustainable Development. Chairman of the National Committee of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2007). He served as Chairman of the national Committee of life-long learning and chaired the ministerial Committee for drawing up a draft of Law (now L. 3653/2008) for research and development (2005-2007). Member of the Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S) (May-November 2015). Member of the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (DI.P.A.E) (since November 2015). He has great research and writing activity. He has been proposed by the Academy of Athens to be candidate for the International Bertebo Award of the Swedish Agricultural Academy (1999). He has represented Greece in EU Minister of Education Councils, in OECD meetings, in conferences and in UNESCO's General Assembly (Paris, 2005).

Professor Harry Coccossis

CEO at Hellenic Tourism Development Co. He has served as Special Secretary for Strategic Planning in the Ministry of Tourism and President of the Greek National Tourism Organisation.
CEO at Hellenic Tourism Development Co. He has served as Special Secretary for Strategic Planning in the Ministry of Tourism and President of the Greek National Tourism Organisation. Professor of Spatial and Environmental Planning at the Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly (2002-now) and at the University of the Aegean (Department of Environment) in 1985-2002. His scientific research and writing work on integrated multidisciplinary issues in respect to development, tourism, spatial planning, environmental management and planning is internationally recognized. Consultant and scientific advisor in many international organisations (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.

Assoc. Professor Areti Kontogianni

She is currently (2013) Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia (Greece) on the field of Economic Evaluation of Impacts on Environmental and Energy Sources. 
She is currently (2013) Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia (Greece) on the field of Economic Evaluation of Impacts on Environmental and Energy Sources. Her scientific work includes: 13 years of teaching experience, both in undergraduate and postgraduate level, participation in 50 research projects and presentation of her research in more than 100 conferences and workshops. She has 3 ongoing book projects and has published 65 papers in edited volumes and leading academic journals. Since 1998, Areti is Honorary Research Fellow at the Center for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia (UK). She has also 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. 

Professor Emmanuel Baltatzis

Professor Emeritus of Mineralogy-Petrology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He holds a B.Sc. from the Department of Geology of the NKUA. 
Professor Emeritus of Mineralogy-Petrology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He holds a B.Sc. from the Department of Geology of the NKUA. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Manchester and was a lecturer in the Department of Geology of the NKUA Director of the Mineralogy-Petrology sector. He is President of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of NKUA Scholar of the Ministry of the 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.

Professor Anastasios Nastis

He has a B.Sc. in Forestry, B.Sc. in Agronomy from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT). 
He has a B.Sc. in Forestry, B.Sc. in Agronomy from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT). MSc, Ph.D. in Range Management from Utah State University, U.S.A. Lecturer of Forestry at AUT. He served in all academic levels and finally as professor on Range Management and Wild Fauna of AUT from 1990 to 2009. Visiting professor at Utah State University, USA 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 organized 7 national and 7 international conferences. He has published 174 papers and two books with more than 1000 citations. He was: Member of the Senate for six years, representative of the AUT Council, President for two years and Vice-President for four years of the School of Forestry and Natural Environment, member of the research committee of the AUT for two terms, member of the “Standing Committee for Agricultural Research” of the EU for five years, member of the Agrimed-EU committee for the “Agrosilvopastoral systems”, member of the Agrimed-CIHEAM committee for “Sheep and Goat Nutrition” and of various committees in the former Ministry of Agriculture, Member of the National Committee for Research and Development of the Ministry of Development for two terms, member of scientific companies as well as of the committee for recognizing qualification titles from foreign countries, in Cyprus for four years. He had scholarships from: The National Foundation of Scholarships, National Technical University of Athens, Utah State University, USA. He received awards from “XI Sigma Pi” USA and EAAP.

Professor Polyxeni Nicopoulou-Stamati

Qualified Pathologist-Cytopathologist. She has introduced Environmental Pathology at the Medical School of the University of Athens.
Qualified Pathologist-Cytopathologist. She has introduced Environmental Pathology at the Medical School of the University of Athens. 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. Managing Environmental Issues with Impact on Health”. 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. She has been a member of the Hellenic National Council for Public Health. Also an expert at the European Commission on Environmental Health. She has served as a member of the board HCWH – Europe Secretary of the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences. Since 1983, Member of the IPPNW. All its members were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

Professor Anastasios Xepapadeas

He is currently Professor of Economic Theory and Policy at the Department of International & European Economic Studies and Dean of the School of Economic Sciences of Athens University of Economics and Business.
He is currently Professor of Economic Theory and Policy at the Department of International & European Economic Studies 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 as well as Director of the postgraduate program at the same University. He has been an Economics professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Crete, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, President of the Department of Economics and Director of Postgraduate Studies of the same Department. 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 Center for Theoretical Physics. 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 was editor of Environment and Development Economics from 2005-2014 and is now a member of the editorial board. He is an associate editor of the journals Dynamic games and Applications and Studies in Non Linear Dynamics and Econometrics and 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 a great number of 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, Environmental and Resource Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, and three of his books as writer and five as editor, have been published by international and Greek publishing houses. 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 a great number of research programs in the area of economic theory and politics funded nationally or internationally. His current research interests focus on Spatiotemporal Analysis in Economics with Applications to Economic Growth and Resource Management, Economics of Climate Change, Environmental Policy, Cost Benefit Analysis and microeconomic policy planning, and Risk analysis.

Dr. Costas Papaconstantinou

He was born in Larissa, in 1946. He holds a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a PhD in Biology from the University of Athens. 
He was born in Larissa, in 1946. He 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. Since 1975 he has been a researcher in the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR). From 1989 to 2012 he has been elected as the director of the Institute of Marine Biological Resources of the HCMR, and from 2010 to 2011 he served as the President of the HCMR. Between 1993 and 2010 he served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the HCMR. He has taught as a visiting professor in different Greek Universities (University of Thessaly, University of Crete, Aegean University and National Kapodistrian University of Athens) 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. Furthermore, he has written a large number of articles in periodicals and newspapers relevant to fisheries and marine ecology and he is the author or co-author of 10 books. During his career he has been member of many national and international Scientific and Steering Committees, as well as representative of different national or international bodies in numerous meetings for the management of the biological resources of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Assoc. Professor Andreas Papandreou

He is a member of the faculty of 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 the London School of Economics (1982).
He is a member of the faculty of 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 the London School of Economics (1982). He became a Doctor of Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford University, in 1990. He has served as Assistant Professor at the University of Macedonia, Lecturer at University College London, Fellow on Economics at Stockholm Environment Institute, Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College and he also taught at Harvard University. 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.

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. He received his PhD in Geology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he served in all academic levels and was elected full professor of Dynamic and Tectonic Geology at the University of Athens in 1993.
He was born in Athens and studied at the University of Athens where he obtained the degrees of Physiognosy-Geography and Geology. He received his PhD in Geology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he served in all academic levels and 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 Switzerland and associate professor at the University of Reims. He served as President of the Geological 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 Center for Marine Research, General Secretary of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Interior and Project Leader of IGCP 276 of UNESCO/IUGS. Since 2003 he is a Crosby Lecturer at MIT and since 2008 a Barnes distinguished Lecturer at Texas University, Austin. Today, he is Director of the Laboratory of Natural Hazards and Director of the post-graduate course of Oceanography of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 

Professor Sofronios Papoutsoglou

Agricultural Scientist (B.Sc.), Oceanographer- Hydrobiologist (M.Sc.), Ichthyologist (Ph.D.). He is a professor at the Agricultural University of Athens, where he teaches Applied Hydrobiology (Aquacultures). Founder and Director, Department of Applied Hydrobiology (1977).
Agricultural Scientist (B.Sc.), Oceanographer- Hydrobiologist (M.Sc.), Ichthyologist (Ph.D.). He is a professor at the Agricultural University of Athens, where he teaches Applied Hydrobiology (Aquacultures). Founder and Director, Department of Applied Hydrobiology (1977). He pursued postdoc studies in Sweden and the USA. He is member of international organisations and scientific societies. He has participated in research and postgraduate projects for Greek and European institutions. He has authored of seven books, numerous research papers published mainly in foreign journals, as well as expert opinions  and popularised science  articles Greek and foreign media. 

Assistant Professor Christos Repapis

Unpaid Assistant Professor, former Director of the Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens.
Unpaid Assistant Professor, former Director of the Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens. He was born in Cairo, Egypt. He studied Physics and Meteorology in the National and Kapodistiran University of Athens both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He did his 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 until his retirement in 2007. He has supervised many PhD theses and has authored or co-authored many papers on climatology and atmospheric physics. He is member of scientific societies and member of the Board of Directors of the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences.

Isaac Sabethai

He was born in Trikala, Thessaly, in 1950. He studied economics in the USA (at Wesleyan and at Brown University). He joined the Bank of Greece in 1976. In 2001-2012 he served as Director of the Bank's Economic Research Department and then as Advisor to the Governor. 
He was born in Trikala, Thessaly, in 1950. He studied economics in the USA (at Wesleyan and at Brown University). He joined the Bank of Greece in 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 labour and on social policy (1981); restrictions on the right to strike in Greece (1982); the Greek labour 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 CCISC. 

Professor Mattheos Santamouris

Physics Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Visiting professor at the Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Italy, Metropolitan University of London, National University of Singapore, and the Cyprus Institute.
Physics Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Visiting professor at the Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Italy, Metropolitan University of London, National University of Singapore, and the Cyprus Institute. Director of the Laboratory of Physics of Building Environment of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Scientific editor of the International journals ‘Journal of Advances Building Energy Research’, and Energy and Buildings. Member of the scientific editing committee of the international journals: Solar Energy, Energy and Buildings, Buildings Environment, Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Journal of Open Construction and Building Technology, and of the Journal of Ventilation. Editor of the scientific book series BEST of Earthscan, London publishing company. Editor of 12 international scientific books on issues concerning energy efficiency of buildings. Deputy Director of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre. Vice-Chair of the World Society for Sustainable Energy Technologies. Author of almost 210 scientific papers published in peer reviewed international journals. Guest editor of ten special issues published by selected scientific journals. Coordinator of many international research projects. 

Professor Eftychios Sartzetakis

He is Professor of Environmental Economics at the Economics Department of the University of Macedonia, Vice-Rector of Research, Director of the Interdepartmental M.A. in Economics and executive Director of the University’s Research Institute.
He is Professor of Environmental Economics at the Economics Department of the University of Macedonia, Vice-Rector of Research, Director of the Interdepartmental M.A. in Economics and executive Director of the University’s Research Institute. 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, he has presented his work in a large number of international conferences, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Environment and Development Economics journal and had served as judge in several international academic journals. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Copernicus Alliance (the European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development). He is leading a large number of financed research projects, he is the director of the Environmental Management System of the University of Macedonia which is certified by EMAS, he has served as Lead Author in the writing of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, he has published several studies and has served as expert advisor to private firms and public authorities both in Canada and in Greece. 

Miltiadis Seferlis

He was born in April 1966 and holds a B.Sc. degree in Biology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (dissertation title: “Eutrofication and heavy metals in seaweeds of Thermaikos Gulf) and MSc (Environment Pollution Control, thesis title: "Accumulation of heavy metals by the green alga Ulva rigida (Agardh) under three salinity regimes and extra metal loading") from Victorian University of Manchester, UK.
He was born in April 1966 and holds a B.Sc. degree in Biology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (dissertation title: “Eutrofication and heavy metals in seaweeds of Thermaikos Gulf) and MSc (Environment Pollution Control, thesis title: "Accumulation of heavy metals by the green alga Ulva rigida (Agardh) under three salinity regimes and extra metal loading") from Victorian University of Manchester, UK. Since 1998 he is full-time employed by the Greek Biotope-Wetland Centre, Goulandris Museum of Natural History 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 cultivation and communities, environmental impact assessment and scientific diving. 

Assoc. Professor Dimitris Sideris

He is Associate Professor of Economic Theory, in the Department of International, European and Regional Studies at the Panteion University.

He is Associate Professor of Economic Theory, in the Department of International, European and Regional Studies at the Panteion University. He is a Member of the Monetary Policy Council at the Bank of Greece. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Athens. He holds an MSc degree from Birckbeck College of the University of London and a PhD from the European University Institute. He has worked for years at the Department of Economic Analysis and Research of the Bank of Greece.

He has participated and still participates as full member in several committees and working groups of the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the OECD and the United Nations. He has taught in several universities of the UK and Greece. His research interests are in the fields of economic theory and applied econometrics and, in particular, the International Monetary Relations, the Economics of the European Integration and the Greek Economy.

Professor Michalis Skourtos

He teaches environmental economics and policy at the Department of Environmental Studies, University of Aegean, Greece. Fellow at the Center for Social and Economic Re-search on the Global Environment [CSERGE], University of East Anglia, Great Britain.
He teaches environmental economics and policy at the Department of Environmental Studies, University of Aegean, Greece. Fellow at the Center for Social and Economic Re-search on the Global Environment [CSERGE], University of East Anglia, Great Britain. He is holding a PhD on Economics from the J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Mr. Skourtos has an experience of more than 20 years in teaching and research on environmental economics. He has served as an expert and national representative in national and international scientific committees and policy fora (European Commission, OECD, UNEP/MAP, UNESCO, Greek Ministry of Environment, Greek Foreign Ministry). He has served as Chairman of the Environmental Policy Monitoring and International Relations Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998 - 2004). His research is focused on the economic evaluation of the environmental impacts, the use of economic tools for the protection of the environment, the economics of water resources and the economics of climate change. 

Professor George Stournaras

Professor of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).
Professor of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). Education: Nature Sciences from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) Géologie Appliquée, Doctorat de Spécialité, Géologie Appliquée Option Hydrogéologie, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), Bundensanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (Hannover), Université Joseph Fourier, Institut Dolomieu (Grenoble I). Professor of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, NKUA, Invited Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), University of Thesssaly. Chairman of the Greek Committee of Hydrogeology, President of the Hellenic National Chapter of IAH, Member of many International and Greek Scientific Companies among which the International Committee of Waste Disposal (IAEG) (Author of the National Recording), COST Action 620-Vulnerability and Risk Mapping for the Protection of Karst Aquifers (EU) National representative, Global Water Partnership (Mediterranean), ISARM – INWEB (UNESCO, “Water and Culture in the Mediterranean” (Cornell University), member of Editorial Board of International conferences, journals and institutions, more than 103 scientific publications in international and Greek journals and conferences and more than 120 citations. 15 Educational University Monographs. Participation in 30 scientific programmes in 24 countries besides Greece on development issues and infrastructure projects and research issues. Languages: French, English (very well), Spanish (fair). 

Professor Grigoris I. Tsaltas

He was born in Athens and he is Professor of International Maritime, Environmental and Development Law. He is Rector of Panteion University of Athens and Founding Director of the European Centre for Environmental Research and Training (EKePEK).
He was born in Athens and he is Professor of International Maritime, Environmental and Development Law. He is Rector of Panteion University of Athens and Founding Director of the European Centre for Environmental Research and Training (EKePEK). He is a member of the Board of Directors 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), member of the BoD of the Institute of International Relations, member of the Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer and member of the Editorial Board of the Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law and NMIOTC MIO Journal. Recently he has been nominated chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French State. He has served as Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, President of the International and European Studies Department (2010 - 2012), Vice-Chairman of Association Internationale du droit de l’urbanisme (AIDRU), President of the UNESCO Attica Club and former visiting Professor of the University of Madrid (I.C.A.D.E.). 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 focus on: development policies and international law, international law and international policy of environmental protection, international law of the sea, European policies of environmental protection, geography in international studies.

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.
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 actions in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment with regard to the Natura 2000 network (e.g. Area recognition project, update of the database), and with regard to biodiversity (e.g. drafting the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, participating in Conferences on biodiversity). She has also been involved in actions for the recognition of the climate change and the adaptation to it. She is working on water quality issues, since EKBY operates the national water quality-monitoring network for lakes in accordance to the WFD. 

Dr. George Tselioudis

He was born in Thessaloniki in January 1961. He graduated from the Department of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained a Master's Degree in Meteorology from the University of Miami, Florida and a PhD on Climate Change from Columbia University, New York.
He was born in Thessaloniki in January 1961. He graduated from the Department of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained a Master's Degree in Meteorology from the University of Miami, Florida and a PhD on Climate Change from Columbia University, New York. Since the beginning of the 1990s he has been a researcher at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and at the Department of Applied Physics of Columbia University. In recent years, he has contributed to the Third Report of the Ιntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Professor John Yfantopoulos

He is professor on Health Economics & Social Policy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He graduated from the Athens University of Business and Economics (BA in Economics) and holds a Ph.D in Economics from York University, England.
He is professor on Health Economics & Social Policy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He graduated from the Athens University of Business and Economics (BA in Economics) and holds a Ph.D in Economics from York University, England. He served as a Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Health and Welfare for several years and under successive governments and he represented Greece in a number of international and European fora. He participated as an advisor in many international organisations such as the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, the European Commission, the International Labor Office and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (OECD). He worked for the European Commission (Eurostat) and taught in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in several foreign universities. Has given lectures in various countries around the world on National Health Systems and the effectiveness of Social Reforms in European countries. He was an elected member of the University of Athens Senate, President of the Red Cross Hospital, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greek Welfare Organization (EOKF), Member of the Board of Directors of the National Organisation of Medicines (EOF) and Member of the Board of the Organisation Against Drugs (OKANA). He is the author of 23 books and almost 260 articles published internationally. His research papers have been published by prestigious publishers, such as the Oxford University Press and Springer, and have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Romanian and Azeri.

Dr. Panos Hadjinicolaou

Associate Professor at the Energy, Environment & Water Research Centre of The Cyprus Institute (EEWRC).
Associate Professor at the Energy, Environment & Water Research Centre of The Cyprus Institute (EEWRC). He graduated from the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and conducted doctoral and postdoctoral research at Cambridge University in England until 2005. Later, he became a postdoctoral associate to the Geology Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. From 2006 to 2008 he was Assistant Professor at Frederick University, and from 2008 to 2015 Research Fellow at The Cyprus Institute. He is the contact point for the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region of the CORDEX Experiment by the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). He has more than 20 years of research and professional career on Atmospheric Sciences, with a focus on the development and implementation of atmospheric and climate models both globally and regionally. Other research interests are the relation between atmospheric circulation and chemical composition of the atmosphere and the impacts of climate change.
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