Prof. Dr. Dr. Geomorphologist Niki Evelpidou

Scientific Coordinator

Remote Sensing Laboratory

University of Athens



157 84 Athens


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UoA – University of Athens, Faculty of Geology, Remote Sensing Laboratory

The University of Athens (Greece) has full competence in the project activity field. The University of Athens (Geology and Geoenvironment Faculty, Department of Geography and Climatology) constitutes a principal computing, research, and environmental pole within the Greek academic society. The partner having a well-justified background in the development of initiatives in environmental field provides a well-structured team composition up to the project’s necessities. A particular feature appointing its vital performance in the aforementioned fields is the fact that operates as a decentralized network of research bodies and institutions via the expansion of affiliated experts covering a wide range of disciplines. The team members, specialized in the research, the preservation and the intensification of natural elements via both their academic activities and their participation in numerous European projects, derive from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds: Remote sensing, GIS applications, Digital image processing and geophysical data processing and analysis, Database management systems, Geostatistical modeling, Geohazard studies, Geoexploration and earth sciences (geology, geomorphology, hydrology).


Coordinator Prof. Dr. Dr. MSc Niki Evelpidou

is a professor in the Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment of the University of Athens and a research fellow of the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the University of Athens. Additionally, prof. Evelpidou is a founding member of an international research institute involved in the research, preservation and dissemination of natural heritage, the GeoCultural Park of Eastern Aegean, where she is the General Secretariat of the Administrative and the Scientific Council and the director of the Working Group of Terrestrial and Aquatic Environment.

Main scientific interests: Geomorphology, Natural Hazards, GIS, Remote Sensing. She has over 85 publications in scientific congresses and journals. She has participated in more than 100 scientific projects (national and European) and has been a national representative in more that 45 European meetings. She is a scientific consultant in the municipality of Thera on subjects of Geomorphology and Management of natural and man-made characteristics of the landscape.


UoA1. Gournelos, Th., Vassilopoulos, A., Evelpidou, N., Giotitsas, Il., “Modelling slope erosional processes”, presented at the COST Action 634 conference: “Soil conservation management, perception and policy”, Mont Saint Aignan, France, 5-7 June 2005, under publication.

UoA2. Gournelos, Th., Evelpidou, N., Vassilopoulos, A., Vaiopoulos D., Manta I.D., Komianou, A., 2005, Structural control of Geomorphological evolution of Meganissi island (Ionian Sea) coastal zone and coastal erosion risk detection, 6th International Symposium Computer Mapping and GIS for Coastal Zone Management, in CD-Rom.

UoA3. Bartkowiak, A., Evelpidou, N., 2005, Visualization of multivariate data with additional class information. In K. Saeed et al., Eds, Image Analysis, Computer Graphics, Security Systems and Artificial Intelligence Applications. Vol. I. Issued by WSFiZ, Bialystok, pp. 307-320.

UoA4. Maroukian, H., Gaki – Papanastassiou, K., Vassilopoulos, A., Evelpidou, N., Papanastasiou, D., 2004, Coastal configuration variability and retreat of the five largest Ionian islands (W. Greece), Littoral2004, 7th International Conference Delivering Sustainable Coasts: Connecting Science and Policy, under publication.

UoA5. Vassilopoulos, A., Evelpidou, N. Komianou, A., Deligiannakis, G., Giotitsas, Il., “Application of GIS technologies at the tuition of Geography, Geology, Environment and History lessons” , Minutes of the 1st pan-Hellenic Convention organized by the scientific union of first-level educators (ΕΕΕΠ-ΔΤΠΕ), with subject: “Utilization of new technologies at the first-level of education”, under publication.

UoA6. Gournellos, Th., Evelpidou, N., Vassilopoulos, A., 2004, “Developing an Erosion risk map using soft computing methods (case study at Sifnos island)”, Natural Hazards, Vol.31, No 1, January 2004. Kluwer Academic Publishers, p.p.39-61.

UoA7. Gournelos, Th., Vassilopoulos, A., Evelpidou, N., 2003, “Modeling geomorphological processes in the coastal area using soft computing approach. A case study from the island of Corfu (Greece)”, International Conference on ‘Quaternary coastal morphology and sea level changes’, Otranto / Taranto – Puglia (Italy), 22-28/09.

UoA8. Vaiopoulos, D., Vassilopoulos, A., Evelpidou, N., 2003, ‘Drainage system study through Remote Sensing & GIS algorithm development techniques. Case study: South Peloponnesus’, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Research & Assessment, Bucharest, 23-27/03/03, Romania, in CD-Rom.

UoA9. Bartkowiak, A., Szustalewicz, A., Evelpidou, N., Vassilopoulos, A., 2003, “Choosing data vectors representing a huge data set: A comparison of Kohonen’s maps and the neural gas method”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Research & Assessment, Bucharest – Romania, March 23-27, in CD-Rom.

UoA10. Bartkowiak, A., Evelpidou, N., Vassilopoulos, A., 2002, “Self-organizing maps as a tool for comparison of two classifications”, Proceedings of the XV-th Summer School of Biometrics, Lednice - Czechoslovakia, Vol. XV, p. 5-15.

UoA11. Bartkowiak, A., Evelpidou, N., Vassilopoulos, A., 2002, “Problems encountered when determining the erosion risk of an event in case of imprecise information”, Proceedings of Symposia on Methods of Artificial Intelligence, Poland - Gliwice, Silesian University of Technology and Polish Association for Computational Mechanics, November 15-17, T. Burzynski, W. Cholewa, W. Moczulski (eds), p.19-26.

UoA12. Bartkowiak, A., Evelpidou, N., Vassilopoulos, A., 2002, “Establishing erosion risk index, exemplified by data from Greek islands”, Communication, LVII Scientific Session ‘Biometry: Theory and Practice’, Dep. of Mathematical and Statistical Methods, Agricultural University of Poznan, Biometrical letters, Polish Biometric Society, Vol. 39, No 2, p. 85-89.

UoA13. Sabot, V., Evelpidou, N., Gournelos, Th., Vassilopoulos, A., "Erosion risk in Paros island using fuzzy logic rules in GIS environment" Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic geographical congress of the Hellenic Geographical Society, in CD-Rom.

UoA14. Vassilopoulos, A., Vaiopoulos, D., Evelpidou, N., ‘Developement of a G.I.S. for the program called Edunet: Pan-Hellenic network for education’, Proceedings of the congress ‘Social use and spatial data: European and Greek experience in GIS’, in CD-Rom.

UoA15. Gournelos, Th., Evelpidou, N., Vassilopoulos, A., "Classification of drainage basin for environmental purposes in GIS platform using soft computing approach" Proceedings of the 6th Pan-Hellenic geographical congress of the Hellenic Geographical Society, Vol. II, p.151-158.