Scientific projects of the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research (HCMR)

by paraskevinomikou

I have participated in the research team of the following research programs and studies, in which I was mainly involved with the analysis of the geomorphological characteristics of the seafloor, the construction of morphotectonic and marine geological maps. I have also been involved in the investigation and mapping of the underwater volcanoes in the Aegean Sea.
1.    Geophysical investigation between Yali and Nisyros (1997-98). Head of the Program: Dr. V. Lykousis.
2.    Geophysical investigation of the submarine region between Kos and Nisyros for identification of underwater volcanoes (1999). Head of the Program: Prof. D.Papanikolaou.
3.    Investigation of the underwater discharge pipeline of “ALOUMINION” Company (2000). Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
4.    Geo-Spatial warning systems, Nisyros volcano (Greece): An emergency case study (GEOWARN).  Contract no: IST-1999-12310. (2000-2003). Head of the Program: Prof. D.Papanikolaou.
5.    Depiction of red mud deposits of the factory of “ALOUMINION” Company in Antikyra Gulf (2001). Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
6.    Mapping of the offshore sections of the quay walls and slopes of Corinth Canal (2001). Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
7.    Discovery of an helicopter in the Gulf of Sounio (2001). Head of the Program: Dr. E. Papathanasiou.
8.    ASSEM: Array of sensors for long term seabed monitoring of geohazards (2001-2004) EVK3-2001-00038. Co-ordinator: J.F. Rolin (IFREMER). Partner No 6: NCMR – V. Lykousis
9.    Study of laying a new subkarine pipeline in the Gulf of Antikyra and the related environmental impacts of the red mud disposal (2002). Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
10.    Study of environmental impact of the thermal pollution in the Gulf of Antikyra (2002). Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
11.    Identification and recovery of Air Forrce Miraz (2003). Head of the Program: Dr.S.Volonakis.
12.    ANAXIMANDER: Exploration and evaluation of the Eastern Mediterranean sea gas hydrates and the associate deep biosphere (2002-2004). EVK3-CT-2002-00068 Coordinator: Κ. Περισσοράτης (ΙΓΜΕ). Partner No 6: NCMR – V. Lykousis.
13.    AMPHITRITE, Combination of on- and offshore techniques for the development of an integrated methodology for the assessment of seismic risk and the safety of constructions in coastal zones (2003-2006). Head of the Program: Dr. I. Papoulia.
14.    PECHINEY-2004, Mapping of red mud deposits in the Gulf of Corinth. Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
15.    PECHINEY-2004b, Study of environmental impact of the thermal pollution in the Gulf of Antikyra. Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
16.    Marine exploration of Antikythira region (2004). Head of the program Dr. M.Alexandri.
17.    3HAZ-Corinth: Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Landslides in the Corinth Rift, Greece (SSPI 004043) (2004-2007). Coordinator: P. Bernard (IPGP, France). Partner No 9: HCMR – V. Lykousis.
18.    HERMES IP: Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas (511234-2) (2005-2009). Επιστ. Υπεύθυνος: Dr. P. Weaver, SOC-NERC, UK. Partner No 5: HCMR – V. Lykousis.
19.    ΝAUTILUS-2005. Head of the Program: Dr. E.Papathanasiou.
20.    UNESCO IGCP-511: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences (2005-2009). Coordinators: Jacques Locat (Canada), Juergen Mienert (Germany) and Roger Urgeles (Spain) – (IOC link). Main partner: HCMR, V Lykousis / D. Sakellariou
21.    PHAEDRA–2006. Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
22.    DEPA-A, Gas pipe-line route survey Grammatiko-Aliveri, S. Evia Gulf (2006). Head of the Program: Dr. I. Papoulia
23.    DEPA-B, Gas pipe-line route survey Grammatiko-Aliveri, S. Evia Gulf (2006). Head of the Program: Dr. I. Papoulia
24.    ΝAUTILUS-2006. Head of the Program: Dr. E.Papathanasiou.
25.    PECHINEY, Geological, geophysical, geochemical and environmental investigation of the red mud deposits in the Gulf of Antikyra (2006- 2007). Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
26.    Volcanic Sediments of Santorini: THERA 2006. Heads of the program: Prof. H. Sigurdsson (URI), Dr. M. Alexandri
27.    KM3NeT: Design Study for a Deep Sea Facility in the Mediterranean for Neutrino Astronomy and Associated Sciences (2006-2009). PI: University of Erlangen, Germany. Partner No 7: HCMR – V. Lykousis.
28.    ESONET: European Seas Observatory Network (2006-2009) Proposal/Contract no.: 036851. SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, PRIORITY 1.1.6.3: Global Change and Ecosystems – Network of Excellence. Coordinator: R. Person, IFREMER France. Core partner: HCMR: V.Lykousis: member of the Steering Committee, D. Sakellariou: member of the Data Management Council.
29.    TRANSFER: Project full title: Tsunami Risk and Strategies for the European Region (Contract no.: 037058) (2006-2008). PI: Prof. S. Tinti, Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna. Partner 17: HCMR – Dr. V. Lykousis / Dr. D. Sakellariou.
30.    PECHINEY-2007-b, Geological, geophysical, geochemical and environmental investigation of the red mud deposits in the Gulf of Antikyra παράμετροι (2007). Head of the program Dr. D. Sakellariou.
31.    Survey of the “SEA DIAMOND” wreck Athinios bay, Santorini Island. (May 2007). Head of the Program: Dr. G.Rousakis.
32.    Development and testing of Advanced Undersea Vehicle Systems Technology (ROVs–AUVs) in environmental applications (2007). Head of the Program Dr. M. Alexandri.
33.    DANAOS 2007: Inst. of Nautical Archaeology, TEXAS A&M University, USA. Head of the Program Dr. D.Sakellariou
34.    CALDERA 2012: Geological Investigation of Santorini Caldera. Head of the Program: Dr. G.Rousakis.
35.    Red Sea Expedition 2013. Leg5: Cold Seeps studies. Head of the Program: Dr. E.Papathanasiou.
36.    SeaBioTech (2013-2014). Head of the Program: Dr. G. Kotoulas
As a scientific researcher of NCMR/HCMR (1999-2014), I have participated in the writing of all the technical/final reports of the research and study programs, for some of which I had exclusive supervision and for others I was involved as a member of the research team. I still have excellent relations with all the above mentioned PIs and till this day continue to collaborate with them through research programs or writing scientific papers.

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