Curriculum Vitae

Assignment of the course and the laboratory exercises within the framework of the course "Karst Geomorphology". Scientific Coordinator.

Content: Karst, Peudo-karst and Karstification - Karstic Rocks - Karstic Processes - Conditions of the creation and shaping of the karst - Karstic Types - Karstic Relief - Karstic Hydrography - Karstic Landforms, Surface and Underground (Caves) - Karst and Climatic Zones - The main karstic areas of the world and Greece - Basic and Applied Research Methods of the Karst - Usage, exploitation and importance of the Karst for Economy (water, agriculture, mining, tourism, etc.), science and geomorphological heritage - Environmental problems in Karst - 'Karstic Ecology' - 'Principles of Speleology' - Definition of the term 'Cave' - Types of Caves - Cave Formation - Cave Morphology - Cave Deposits - Climate of the Caves - Methods of Cave Exploration - Manage, protection and value of Caves - The most important caves of the world - The Greek Caves.

Assingment of the course and the laboratory practicals within the framework of the course 'Geomorphology’. Scientific Coordinator.

Content: Earth Relief - Endogenous-Exogenous Processes - Landforms and Factors that control them - Contemporary Geomorphology - Geomorphological Maps - Research Problems at Geomorphology - Forms of Structure (Sedimentary - Horizontal - Monoclinic - Folded - Crystalline) - Forms of Metamorphic Rocks - Volcanoes - Tectonic Geomorphology - Climatic Geomorphology - Geomorphological Processes - Weathering - Motion of Sediments due to Gravity - Sediments - Hydrological Cycle - River Cycle - Hydrographic Networks - River (alluvial) Forms - Stages of Development of the River Cycle - Glaciers - Geomorphological Hazards and Environmental Impacts.

Assignment of the course and the laboratory practicals within the framework of the course 'Coastal and Marine Geomorphology and Coastal Management'. Scientific Coordinator.

Content: Coasts - Types of Coasts - Coastal Sediment Budget - Seasonal Beach Profile - Coastal Notches - Formation of Coastal Notches -  Tectonic Coasts, Coastal Cliffs-Processes and Formation - Changes in the formation of tectonic coasts during Quaternary - Delta: Creation and Evolution Processes, Classification - Delta of Greece - Dunes, Formation of Dunes, Protection of Coastal Dunes - Morphology of Underwater Greek Relief - Changes in the Sea-Level during Quaternary - Effect of changes in the geoid, glacio-isostatic and hydro-isostatic deformation - Indications in the coastal environment from paleo-sea levels - Marine notches, beachrocks, coastal caves, methods of dating them - Causes of future sea level rise - Consequences in low coastal areas, immediate and mid-term coastal protection measures - Anthropogenic intervention in the coastal environment, exploited coasts (problems and measures of protection), alteration of coastal hydrodynamics due to structures (e.g. ports) - Protection of coastal archaeological sites - Impact on coastal environment from natural disasters.

Assignment of the course and the laboratory practicals of 'Remote Sensing-Photogeology and Mathematical Geography'.

Content: Introduction and general terms - Artificial Earth Satellites - The electromagnetic spectrum and its properties - Aerial Photography - Types of opto-electronic devices for receiving and recording remote sensing data - Radar Images - The concept of digital image and techniques of digital image processing and sorting - Remote Sensing and GIS - Remote Sensing Applications in Geosciences -  Cartographic Projections - Quantitative study of the deformations resulting from the way the Earth sphere is projected on a map - Georeference methodology of satellite images and aerial photographs - Introduction and general terms in Photogeology - Instrumentation in Photogeology - Quantitative information: scales, length and angle measurements in aerial photographs - Photo interpretation -  Qualitative information (lithological, tectonic, geomorphological) - Photogeological Mapping - Photogeomorphological Mapping.

Assignment of the course and the laboratory practicals of 'Quaternary Geology and Archaeo-geomorphology'. Scientific Coordinator.

Content: Climatic changes during Quaternary and their effects both on sediments and relief - Glacial-Interglacial periods and their relationship to sea level changes - Holocene eustatic sea level change and its impacts on the coastal environment - Modern trends of sea level change - Chronostratigraphy and lithostratigraphy of Quaternary deposits - Quaternary deposits in the Greek and wider Mediterranean area and special features of these - Contribution of the geomorphological analysis in the understanding of the evolution of the terrestrial relief of the wider area of the archaeological sites and identification of the environmental-morphological changes in (a) coastal environments, (b) river environments, (c) deserted environments, (d) lakeside environments, etc. - Examples of archaeo-deomorphological studies in the Greek and wider Mediterranean area - Problems of finding, accenting and protecting archaeological sites of weathering and depositional processes - Examples from the Greek and international region - Usage of modern methods and new technologies to locate archaeological sites.

Participation in the course of 'Natural Hazards'. 

Content: Introduction to Natural Hazards - The problem at national, regional and global level - Social and economic impacts - Types of Natural Disasters - Technological Disasters - NaTech - Basic terms and principles - Disaster distribution zones - Scales of phenomena - Disasters and Environment - Land Uses and Disasters - Microzonation - Disaster management levels - Actions and interventions for each stage of a disaster - National and international management framework - The role of international organizations and NGOs in disaster management - Presentation, analysis and discussion of characteristic examples of large-scale natural disasters in various parts of the world.

Assignment of the course and the laboratory practicals of 'Geomorphology of Greece-Spatial Planning-Land Uses'.

Content: Description and evolution of the simple and complex geomorphs of the Greek region in relation to the geotectonic zones of Greece - Detailed reference to the horizontal and vertical division of the land and the islands - Geomorphological units of Greece - Uses of land in the Greek area (spatial and temporal distribution) - Changes in land uses and environmental problems. 

Assignment of the course and the laboratory practicals of "Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing". Scientific Coordinator.

Content: Oprating Systems - Logical Diagrams and Programming Languages - Applications of Numeral and Statistical Analysis in Geosciences using Computers - Mapping Principles - Systems of Geographic and Cartesian Projections - Coordinate Conversions - Data Types - Spatial Dimension and Data Analysis - Data Input - Topology - Thematic Levels - GIS Design - Databases - Data Display (Maps, Charts, etc.) - Analysis of 3-variable Parameters - Mapping Analysis Methods - Correlations of Thematic Levels - The Digital Image and its Exploitation in Remote Sensing - Introduction in the Methodology of Processing and Interpretation of Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images.

Assignment of the course and the laboratory practicals of  'Applied Geomorphology-Urban Geomorphology'. Scientific Coordinator.

Content: Difference between Theoretical and Applied Geomorphology - Applications of geomorphology in hydrological studies and the coastal zone (surface and groundwater, hydrographic networks, deltaic areas, sea level changes) - Geomorphology and Land Uses - Urbanization and Changes in the Geomorphological Environment - Anthropogenic interventions and alteration of the relief - Geomorphology and design of technical works (dams, roads, urban planning, etc.) - Landslides, effects of landslides in an area (landslide mapping, classification of landslides: frequency, range, analysis of moving material) - GIS and Applied Geomorphology: Examples from the Greek region - Technical and environmental issues of urban areas, such as soil and geological background of urban areas, surface water management, assessment of natural hazards (floods, landslides, subsidence, weathering), development, planning and management of urban areas.

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