Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Dimitrios Alexakis

Principal Researcher
Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS
Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment

Dimitrios Alexakis was born in Chania-Crete in 1977. He is a Geologist and holds a B.Sc. (2001), a M.Sc. (2003) and a PhD (2009) in the fields of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems/GIS and Physical Geography/Geomorphology from the School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is currently working as Principal Researcher (Researcher Β’) at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Researcher and Technology Hellas (FORTH). During his PhD Studies he received a Marie Curie Fellowship (visiting fellow in UCL, UK), a scholarship from Greek State Scholarship foundation (IKY) and worked as Principal Investigator at projects funded by Pened 2003 (General Secretariat For Research and Technology ) and INSTAP foundation.  After the completion of his PhD studies he worked as post doctoral researcher and adjunct Professor at Cyprus University of Technology (2011-2014) and Technical University of Crete (2014-2018). His scientific interests involve applications of Remote Sensing (Satellite, UAV, Field Spectroscopy, SAR, Aerial) and GIS in the fields of Geomorphology, Landscape Ecology, Natural Hazards Landscape archaeology, Hydrology, Spatial planning and Environmental monitoring. Dr Alexakis has extensive teaching experience as Lecturer in the fields of Remote Sensing and GIS. He has published 43 peer reviewed papers in high impact scientific journals, 6 book chapters and more than 85 papers in international and national (peer-reviewed) conference proceedings. He has organized and participated as instructor in international workshops  (RESTECH, Marie Curie etc.) and has acted as member of the scientific/ organizing committee of several international conferences. Dr Alexakis has  given a considerable number of invited lectures and keynote speeches in the fields of Remote Sensing and GIS (Cyprus, Bahrain, Greece, etc). He is acting as reviewer for 27 scientific journals and he is member of the editorial boards of “Remote Sensing MDPI” (Environmental Remote Sensing section) and “Open Geosciences” journals. He has been involved in more than 40 International and National funded research projects (funded by Horizon 2020, Life+, FP7 Research, INTERREG III, Thales, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, ARISTEIA, ELIDEK etc).

Selected Publications