Alexia Tsouni

Alexia Tsouni received her diploma in Civil Engineering (2001) from the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), which is equivalent to Master of Engineering, with specialization in Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering. She also holds a M.Sc. in Water Resources Science and Technology (2003) from the School of Civil Engineering of the NTUA. She is now a PhD candidate in Floods and Remote Sensing in the NTUA, under the supervision of Dr. Koutsoyiannis (Professor of NTUA) and Dr. Kontoes (Research Director of the National Observatory of Athens - NOA). She has worked on climate forecasting models for improving forecasting of atmospheric and climatic parameters in regional and local scale in the Eastern Mediterranean region in the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development at NOA (2002-2003), and in the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the NTUA for EUROHARP (Towards European Harmonised Procedures for Quantification of Nutrient Losses from Diffuse Sources) and HARMONIQUA (Harmonising quality assurance in model based catchment and river basin management) projects (2003). Since 2006 she has been working on research projects in the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing at the NOA: MARISS (European Maritime Security Services), LIMES (Land and Sea Monitoring for Environment and Security), RISK-EOS (Geo-information services to support the management of flood, fire and other risk throughout all the phases), SAFER (Services and Applications For Emergency Response) and currently BEYOND (Building a South East European Center of Excellence for Earth Observation Based Monitoring of Natural Disasters). Her main research interests focus on remote sensing applications in the field of floods: mapping, monitoring and early warning.