Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Evangelos Alevizos

Postdoctoral researcher
Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment

Dr Evangelos Alevizos is a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Geophysical – Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Researcher and Technology Hellas (FORTH) and he is an Oceanographer with seafloor mapping expertise. He has graduated from the Department of Oceanography and Marine Biosciences (University of the Aegean, Greece, 2008) and he received his PhD in Physical Geography from the Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel (Germany, 2017). During his doctoral studies, he was working at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (Kiel, Germany, 2013-1017). He has been working on a wide range of seafloor mapping and imaging techniques, involving hydro-acoustic (multi-beam echo-sounders, side-scan sonars) and optical (drone, satellite) datasets. He has broad experience with GIS and image analysis methodologies, geostatistics and geomorphology. Over the last years, he has been involved in several research and industry-led projects from coastal zone monitoring to deep-sea habitat mapping and he has developed various geospatial tools (e.g.: Matlab scripts, GIS toolsets) and workflows for sediment characterization using acoustic backscatter data, benthic habitat classification using multivariate datasets and satellite-derived bathymetry. His latest research work focuses on fusing aerial/satellite imagery and unmanned surface vehicle observations for mapping shallow coastal bathymetry.  Evangelos is also a visiting researcher at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (UK).

Selected Publications