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Konstantinos N. Topouzelis

Konstantinos N. Topouzelis
Title:Assistant Professor
Affiliation:Department of Marine Sciences
Office hours:Wednesdays, 12:00 - 14:00
Phone:(+30) 22510 36878
Curriculum vitae:cv


Dr. Konstantinos Topouzelis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean and he heads the Marine Remote Sensing Group. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies (University of the Aegean, Department of Environment), a Master's degree in Remote Sensing (University of Dundee, Department of Applied Physics & Mechanical Engineering) and a Ph.D. in pollution monitoring from space (National Technical University of Athens, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering). .

His main research interest is on the analysis of remote sensing datasets, including satellite and aerial images, for marine and coastal applications. His expertise includes automatic detection of oceanographic phenomena, Object Based Image Analysis, image processing algorithms and coastal mapping.


Undergraduate level: Introduction to Marine Remote Sensing, Satellite Oceanography

Postgraduate level: Geoinformatics with applications in coastal and marine environments

Professional activities

2016-today, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean

2014-2016, Lecturer, Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean

Other activities

He is an author of more than 30 several refereed papers in international scientific journals and books, member of editorial board of Remote Sensing (MDPI) and Mediterranean Marine Science Journals, referee in several scientific journals and principal investigator in international research projects. Prior to his academic career he worked for the European Commission Joint Research Centre, ISPRA, Italy and in Greek private sector.

He lives in Lesvos island with his wife Elli and their two boys Nicolas and Dimitris. He is a qualified sailing skipper, but deep down he wishes he could have been a professional sailor.

Selected publications

Spondylidis, S., Topouzelis, K., Kavroudakis, D., Vaitis, M. (2020). Mesoscale Ocean Feature Identification in the North Aegean Sea with the Use of Sentinel-3 Data. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8, 740. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8100740

Biermann, L., Clewley, D., Martinez-Vicente, V., Topouzelis, K. (2020). Finding Plastic Patches in Coastal Waters using Optical Satellite Data. Scientific Reports. 10, 5364. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-62298-z

Topouzelis, K.; Papageorgiou, D.; Karagaitanakis, A.; Papakonstantinou, A.; Arias Ballesteros, M. (2020) Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Artificial Floating Plastic Targets with Sentinel-2 and Unmanned Aerial Systems (Plastic Litter Project (2019). Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 2013. DOI: 10.3390/rs12122013

Papakonstantinou A., Doukari M., Stamatis P., TopouzelisK., 2019, Coastal Management Using UAS and High-Resolution Satellite Images for Touristic Areas, International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR) 10(1), Pages 19, DOI: 10.4018/IJAGR.2019010103

Traganos, D., Aggarwal, B., Poursanidis, D., Topouzelis, K., Chrysoulakis, N., Reinartz, P., 2018. Towards Global-Scale Seagrass Mapping and Monitoring Using Sentinel-2 on Google Earth Engine: The Case Study of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. (open access)Remote Sens. 2018, Vol. 10, Page 1227. doi:10.3390/RS10081227

Poursanidis, D., Topouzelis, K., Chrysoulakis, N., 2018. Mapping coastal marine habitats and delineating the deep limits of the Neptune’s seagrass meadows using very high resolution Earth observation data. Int. J. Remote Sens. 1–18. doi:10.1080/01431161.2018.1490974

Topouzelis K., Makri D., Stoupas N., Papakonstantinou A., Katsanevakis S., Seagrass mapping in Greek territorial waters using Landsat-8 satellite images, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation & Geoinformation, 2018, v 67, pp 98-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2017.12.013

Topouzelis, K., Papakonstantinou A, Doukari M., 2017, Coastline change detection using Unmanned aerial vehicles and image processing techniques, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Sep2017, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p5564-5571. 8p., ISSN 1018-4619

Topouzelis K. & Singha, S., 2016, Incidence angle Normalization of Wide Swath SAR Data for Oceanographic Applications. Open Geosciences, 8(1), pp. 450-464. (open access) doi:10.1515/geo-2016-0029

Topouzelis, K.and Kitsiou, D. 2015, Detection and classification of mesoscale atmospheric phenomena above sea in SAR imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, vol 160, 263-272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2015.02.006.

Topouzelis, K., Varnava S. and Georgiou A., 2015, Seasonal and Spatial Variability of SST Using MODIS Data: the Case Study of Aegean Sea, International Journal of Remote Sensing Applications (open access), Vol.5 Iss.1, DOI: 14355/ijrsa.2015.05.003

Topouzelis, K., Psyllos, A. 2012, Oil spill feature selection and classification using decision tree forest on SAR image data. ISPRS, J. Photogram. Remote Sensing, 68, pp. 135–143, doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2012.01.005

Topouzelis, D. Stathakis, V. Karathanassi, 2009, Investigation of genetic algorithms contribution to feature selection for oil spill detection, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol.30, no.3, pp.611-625.

Κ. Topouzelisand V. Karathanassi, 2009, Potentiality of feed-forward neural networks for classifying dark formations to oil spills and look-alikes, Geocarto International, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2009, 179–191.

Topouzelis, 2008, “Oil spill detection by SAR images: Approaches and Algorithms”, Invited paper for the special issue: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), SENSORS Journal (open access), no. 8, pp. 6642-6659.

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