BEYOND: Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation, Dr. Vassilis Amiridis
Dr. Amiridis a Senior Researcher at National Observatory of Athens talks about BEYOND: a Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation based monitoring. BEYOND is a monitoring, aggregation, storage and analysis point for data related to natural phenomena. Data is collected from a variety of probes (satellites, seismic activity probes etc.) in collaboration with leading institutions. The vision of BEYOND is to become the central hub for natural phenomena in the region and provide services to businesses and the public sector spanning a wide range of applications, from real-time notification to task-force deployment strategy, recovery planning and forecasting. Interviewed by George Voulgaris for Tech Talks Central.
Vassilis Amiridis, Dr.
Senior Researcher, IAASARS/NOA
Vassilis Amiridis was born in Göteborg, Sweden, in 1971. He received his B.S. in Physics, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, 2000 and 2006, respectively. Since 2006, V. Amiridis is associate researcher in the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece. He is mainly interested in atmospheric aerosol characterization using ground-based and satellite remote sensing observations of the atmospheric composition (lidar and sunphotometric techniques). He has participated in more than 20 national, European and international projects and experimental campaigns. He has more than 45 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 110 in conference proceedings, various scientific and technical reports and over 500 third party citations. V. Amiridis is responsible for the Aerosol Remote Sensing Station (ARSS) of IAASARS in Greece (NASA’s AERONET site). He is a member of EUFAR’s active remote sensing working group and expert group for cloud microphysics. He is a member of the editorial boards of EGU’s Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (Copernicus Publications) and of ISRN Meteorology (Hindawi Publishing Corporation).
Specialties: Earth observation
Researchers’ Night is held for one night in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. The purpose of is to convey to the general public the key ideas that Research is a necessary ingredient for progress, the Researchers are an integral part of the community and their profession is both fun, challenging, interesting and worth pursuing. On September 26th 2014 Researcher's Night was held at the research centre NCSR Demokritos premises, in Athens. Tech Talks Central interviewed 18 Scientists & Researchers from 5 research centres that presented their work during Researcher's Night.