Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Dimitrios Alexakis

Principal Researcher
Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS
Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment

Dr. Alexakis is Principal Researcher (Associate Professor level) at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Researcher and Technology Hellas (FORTH). He is a Geologist and holds a B.Sc. (2001), a M.Sc. (2003) and a PhD (2009) in the fields of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems/GIS and Physical Geography/Geomorphology from the School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

His scientific interests involve applications of Remote Sensing (Satellite, UAV, Field Spectroscopy, SAR, Aerial) and GIS in the fields of Geomorphology, Landscape Ecology, Natural Hazards Landscape archaeology, Hydrology, Spatial planning and Environmental monitoring.

He has published 64 peer reviewed papers in high impact scientific journals, 6 book chapters and more than 90 papers in international and national (peer-reviewed) conference proceedings. He has organized and participated as instructor in international workshops (RESTECH, Marie Curie etc.) and has acted as member of the scientific/ organizing committee of several international conferences. Dr Alexakis has  given a considerable number of invited lectures and keynote speeches in the fields of Remote Sensing and GIS (Cyprus, Bahrain, Greece, etc). He is acting as reviewer for 27 scientific journals and he is member of the editorial boards of “Remote Sensing MDPI” (Environmental Remote Sensing section) and “Open Geosciences” journals. He has been involved in more than 45 International and National funded research projects (funded by Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, MSCA Staff Exchange,  Life+, FP7 Research, INTERREG III, Thales, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, ARISTEIA, ELIDEK etc).

Selected Publications