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  • Adonis Velegrakis

    Adonis Velegrakis
    Affiliation:Department of Marine Sciences
    Office hours:Tuesdays to Thursdays 11:00 - 15:00
    Phone:(+30) 22510 36820
    Curriculum vitae:cv


    Sediment Dynamics. Coastal morphodynamics, and beach erosion and vulnerability to climatic changes/extreme events. Anthropogenic effects on coasts. Effects of climatic changes on the transportation infrastructure. Recent sedimentary processes in coastal to deep water environments. Seismic stratigraphy. Marine aggregate resources. Sea level changes during the Quaternary. Marine environmental law and impact assessment.


    Undergraduate level (lectures, tutorials and lab exercises): Marine Geology, Coastal Geology.

    Postgraduate level (lectures, tutorials and lab exercises): Coastal Geo-Hazards, Policies and Regulation for Coastal Management.

    Professional activities

    As a member of the "Group of Coastal Morphodynamics-Management and Marine Geology" and within the framework of my academic duties, I am involved in applied projects related to e.g. coastal morphodynamics, the effects of climatic changes on coastal environments and infrastructure etc. Scientific expert for UNEP, UNECE and WWF. National (Greek) representative in UN meetings. Contributing author in the IPCC-SREX 2012 report (Chapters 3 & 4).

    Selected publications

    Chatzipavlis A.,Tsekouras G.E., Trygonis V., Velegrakis A.F., Tsimikas J., Rigos A., Hasiotis T., Salmas C., 2018. A novel backtracking search algorithm for optimizing a neuro-fuzzy network to model beach re-alignment. Neural Computing and Applications (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-018-3809-2).


    Monioudi I., Velegrakis A.F., Chatzipavlis A., et al., 2017. Assessment of island beach erosion due to sea level rise: The case of the Aegean Archipelago (Eastern Mediterranean). Natural Hazards and Earth System Science 17, 449–466.


    Velegrakis, A.F., Trygonis, V., Chatzipavlis, A.E., Karambas, Th., Vousdoukas, M.I., Ghionis, G. Monioudi I.N., Hasiotis, Th., Andreadis, O. and Psarros, F., 2016. Shoreline variability of an urban beach fronted by a beachrock reef, from video imagery. Natural Hazards, 83, Supplement 1, 201–222.


    Velegrakis, A.F., Ballay, A., Poulos, S., Radzevicius, R., Bellec, V., and Manso, F., 2010. European marine aggregates resources: Origins, usage, and mining techniques Journal of Coastal Research, SI 51, 1-14.


    Estrella, M., Peducci, P., Velegrakis, A.F., Chatenoux, B., Kluser, S., 2010. Linking Ecosystems to Risk and Vulnerability Reduction: The Case of Jamaica. Technical Report of Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology Development Project (RiVAMP), UNEP. 100 pp.