Dr. Evangelos Gerasopoulos
Research Director at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA)
Dr. Evangelos Gerasopoulos is a Research Director at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). He studied Physics at the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received his MSc in the field of Environmental Physics from the same department. EG received his PhD in the field of Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics. He conducted parallel research within the activities of the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics and the Environmental Radioactivity Group at the Physics Department. He worked as Post Doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute (Biogeochemistry Department, Mainz) in the field of Aerosol Science and at the Environmental Chemical Processes Lab of the University of Crete, in the field of aerosol and trace gases monitoring at remote-marine environments.
He was elected as a Senior Researcher at NOA in 2006, and since 2011 he holds the position of Research Director at the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of NOA.
Apart from his research activities, Dr. Gerasopoulos has indicatively served or serving in the following duties and positions of responsibilities: Member of the EuroGEOSS Coordination Group (2017 – present); Member of the Programme Board of the Ιntergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO/UN) (2015 – present), Director of the Greek GEO Office (2014 – present), Member of the Sectorial Scientific Council for the Environment and Energy of the National Council for Research and Technology (2014 – 2016), Member of the Board of the Hellenic Quality Assurance & Accreditation Agency (HQA) (2017-present), President of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (2014 – 2016), Vice-president of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (2012 – 2014), Head and Quality Assurance Manager of the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry/NOA (2007 – present), Member of the Steering Committee of the Navarino Environmental Observatory (Messenia, Greece) (2010 – present).
He has more than 75 publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 130 publications in conferences, collecting currently about 2400 citations (~2200 from third parties), h-index 29 (ISI-WoS, April 2018).
He has participated in/coordinated more than 30 European and National projects and he is co-Editor in “Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics” journal of EGU/Copernicus (5-y IF: 5.9). Ηe is the coordinator of the European Project SMURBS (SΜart URBan Solutions), which is funded by the Horizon 2020 ERA-PLANET platform, under the COPERNICUS and GEOSS umbrella. SMURBS is of a total budget of 9.2 million Euros, a coordinated synergy of 19 high standing research institutes, coming from 12 European countries. SMURBS ultimate goal is to promote and coordinate the “smart city” concept into a European network of cities, serving the need for a common approach to enhance environmental and societal resilience to urban pollution, natural/manmade disasters and uncontrolled city growth, while at the same time setting the stage for integration of the still fragmented, multi-scale and multi-temporal Earth Observation (EO) resources, into information and decision making tools for individuals and local governments, in support of GEOSS and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)