Ioannis Papoutsis

Ioannis Papoutsis is commited to the development and promotion of operational services using Earth Observation and geo-information. He received his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and his M.Sc. in Technologies for Broadband Communication from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of University College London in 2002 and 2003 respectively. From 2004-2006 he worked in London for British Aerospace (BAE Systems), while since 2007 he has been a research associate in the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens (IAASARS-NOA). In 2014 he received his PhD in Monitoring Crustal Deformation with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, from the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering of NTUA. Since 2004 he has been lecturing for different departments in the fields of electrical engineering, telecommunications and computer programming. His fields of expertise include Earth Observation and image processing, Differential and Persistent Scatterer Interferometry, space-based geophysical hazards monitoring including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and landslides, urban subsidence monitoring, fire detection from optical satellite sensors, database and semantic technologies for Earth Observation applications. He has participated as a technical manager to several FP7, ESA, GMES (Copernicus) projects. He is currently a project manager for activations within Copernicus Emergency Management Service, Risk & Recovery action. As a researcher he has more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and workshops. He has received the 2014 Copernicus Masters best service award as a member of the FireHub team of NOA.