Dr. Christos G. Karydas

 

CURICCULUM VITAE

 

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PERSONAL DATA

·         First Name: Christos

·         Family Name: Karydas

·         Father Name: Georgios

·         Mother Name: Anna

·         Date of birth: 6 April 1966

·         Gender: Male

·         Nationality: Hellenic

 

 

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SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE

·         Remote Sensing of the Environment

·         Geographic Information Systems

·         Precision Agriculture

 

STUDIES

·         Philosophy Degree in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece - School of Agriculture - Lab of Remote Sensing and GIS / Field: Geo-informatics in Agronomy (2006)

·         Master of Science (2-year programme) in the Post Graduate Department of Land Reclamation, Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering of AUTh / Direction: Soil Resource Management (2000)

·         Diploma (5-year programme) in the School of Agriculture of AUTh / Specialty: Land Reclamation (1993)

 

DISSERTATIONS

·         Christos G. Karydas, 2006. 'Site-specific management of a Mediterranean agricultural system with analysis of spectral and topographic data’ (GR). PhD thesis, Thessaloniki, 07/2006

·         Christos G. Karydas, 2000. 'Precision Agriculture: Current status and Prospects – Spectral models for biomass and canopy cover estimation of a wheat crop' (GR). Master thesis, Thessaloniki, 10/2000

·         Christos G. Karydas, 1993. 'Examination and evaluation of crop classification methods using digital analysis of SPOT satellite images' (GR). Graduate thesis, Thessaloniki, 1993

 

SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

·         Member of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece (GEOTEE)

 

REVIEWER

·         Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment (Journal) 

·         Land Degradation & Development (Journal) 

·         Joint International Agricultural Conference (Conference; Wageningen, 6-8/07/2009)

·         6th National Congress of Agricultural Engineering (Conference; Thessaloniki, 8-10/10/2009)

·         EARSeL eProceedings (Journal)

·         International Journal of Geographic Information Science (Journal)

·         5th National Congress of Agricultural Engineering (Conference; Larisa, 18-20/10/2007)

·         Environmental Modelling & Software (Journal)

 

THESIS SUPERVISIONS / EVALUATIONS

·         S. Koci, MSc thesis entitled ‘Estimating actual soil erosion risk in the Ishmi Erzeni watershed in Albania using the G2 model’ for the Land and Water Resources Management Dept of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (Supervision; completed).

·         B. Trendafilov, MSc thesis entitled ‘An investigation of impact of forest fires on soil erosion risk’ for the Environmental Management Dept of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Supervision; completed).

·         L.Filchev, MSc thesis entitled ‘Landscape mapping of Teina watershed with object-based image analysis towards sustainable land-use planning’, for the Environmental Management Dept of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Supervision; ongoing).

·         S.Soldatos, MSc thesis entitled ‘Physiographic analysis of Rodopi’s agricultural areas with object-based raster techniques’ for the Lab of Remote Sensing and GIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Supervision; ongoing).

·         V.Antonopoulos, MSc thesis entitled ‘Assessment of the surface hydrological regime in the Greek portion of Strymon river watershed with GIS and object-oriented analysis’ submitted to the Lab of Remote Sensing and GIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Supervision; completed).

·         M.Petriolis, MSc thesis entitled ‘Uncertainty in mapping soil erosion risk due to limitations in soil datasets when using RUSLE model: a case-study in Crete’ for the Environmental Management Dept of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Supervision; ongoing).

·         I.Sarakiotis, 2006. MSc thesis entitled ‘A GIS developed for risk assessment of stream pollution caused by olive oil factories in Kolymvari, Crete’ submitted to the Environmental Management Dept of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Supervision/Evaluation; completed).

·         T.Sekuloska, 2006. MSc thesis entitled ‘Soil erosion risk assessment of olive plantations in Kolymvari Crete, Greece’ submitted to the Environmental Management Dept of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Supervision; completed).

·         E.Koutsogiannaki, 2004. MSc thesis entitled ‘Soil properties mapping using spatial interpolation techniques’ submitted to the Environmental Management Dept of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Supervision; completed).

 

 

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CURRENT POSITION

·         Senior researcher in the Lab of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (School of Forestry and Natural Environment), Greece (since 1/2009).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

·         Fellow researcher in the Lab of Remote Sensing and GIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (School of Agriculture), Greece (1/2006-12/2008).

·         External assessor of the Court of Law of Thessaloniki as Agronomist (since 9/2006; 3 reports conducted)

·         Fellow researcher in the Dept of Environmental Management, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, (CIHEAM - MAICh) (10/2000-12/2005).

·         Research Associate in the Lab of Remote Sensing and GIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (School of Agriculture), Greece (1998-2000)

·         Assessor of crop damages in the Hellenic Agricultural Insurance Organization (ELGA) (1997, 1998)

·         PC operator in a company of general portage (1993-94)

·         IT/DB manager in a Lawyer's office (1988-1993)

 

LANGUAGES

·         Greek: Mother tongue

·         English: Excellent oral and written command

·         Français: Niveau débutant

 

SOFTWARE SKILLS

·         Imaging packages: ERDAS Imagine 9.x, Definiens Developer 7 (Cognition)

·         GIS packages: ESRI ArcGIS 9.x, Manifold GIS 8.0, QuantumGIS

·         Statistical package: JMP 7

·         Decision support systems package: Definite 2.0

 

WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS

·         INTERREG - CADSES: Transnational Lead Partner Seminar (External Lead Partner Seminar) offered by the National Contact point of Thessaloniki, CADSES Programme. Athens, Greece, 09/2007

·         INTERREG - CADSES: Transnational Lead Partner Seminar (Final reporting) offered by the Joint Technical Secretariat of CADSES Programme. Prague, Czech Republic, 03/2006

·         INTERREG - CADSES: Transnational Lead Partner Seminar (Regular reporting) offered by the Joint Technical Secretariat of CADSES Programme. Dresden, Germany, 07/2004

·         Seminar on International Scientific Cooperation in FP6, organised by the European Commission, Unit N2, INCO Programme with the cooperation of CNR-IBIMET, Italy. Florence, Italy, 03/2004

·         INTERREG - CADSES: Supportive bilateral meeting for coordinators (Budget organisation) offered by the Joint Technical Secretariat of CADSES Programme. Dresden, Germany, 02/2004

·         CORINE LAND COVER 2000 in Germany and Europe and its use for environmental applications. Workshop organised by the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD-UG). Berlin, Germany 01/2004

·         CADSES: Transnational seminar (Application preparation) organised by the CADSES Contact Point of Italy with the cooperation of Transnational CADSES Contact Point. Venice, Italy, 05/2003

 

AWARDS

·         1st place prize for the best poster in the annual Greek users’ meeting of Arc/Info, Thessaloniki, 11/2003. (C.G. Karydas, N.A. Papadantonakis, I.Z. Gitas, N.G. Silleos, 'Precision Agriculture in the Mediterranean: Agronomic condition studies in Crete, using IKONOS imagery')

·         2nd place prize for the best digital Virtual GIS presentation in ERDAS Imagine V-GIS global contest, 7/2001 (C.G. Karydas, I.Z. Gitas, '3D land cover map of Chania prefecture')

 

 

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FUNDED PROJECTS

·         Vegetation mapping and biomass estimation with modern Remote Sensing methods in order to fulfil the country’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol’ telekyoto Thales (ESPA) (AUTH, ongoing).

·         ‘Supporting the Monitoring, Protection and Sustainable Management of our Environment, geoland2’, EC FP-7 GMES Collaborative Project (AUTH, completed)

·         ‘Remote Sensing tools for operational monitoring of irrigation water consumption’ (AUTh: 83060, ongoing)

·         ‘Management of Agro-Environment with GIS’ (AUTh: 82401, completed)

·         ‘Digital Precision Agriculture’, American Farm School of Thessaloniki (completed)

·         GlobWetland (AUTh, completed)

·         ‘Pythagoras - Environment’: Assessing the use of mid-low resolution satellite images (TERRA MODIS and NOAA AVHRR)) in the development of an operational methodology for monitoring vegetation condition at a national level’ (AUTh, completed)

·         Integrated monitoring system for desertification risk assessment - Moonrises’ (AUTh: 80777, ongoing)

·         ‘Remotely accessed System for Decision Support of Transnational Environmental Risk Management’, STRiM (MAICh: project manager /AUTh: 81213, ongoing)

·         'Integrated System for the promotion of Territorial / Environmental Impact Assessment in the frame of spatial development - ISOTEIA' (MAICh: project manager /AUTh: 21848, completed)

·         'Setting up and implementation of sustainable and multifunctional rural development model based on organic and competitive agriculture - SIMOCA” (MAICh, completed)

·         Extention retardant application system – ERAS’ (MAICh, completed)

·         ‘Monitoring forests at the management unit level for fire prevention and control - FIREGUARD’ (MAICh, completed)

·         ‘Design and production of a multi-lingual audio-visual educational CD in GIS and Remote Sensing’ (MAICh, completed)

·         'Crop damage assessment with satellite image analysis and GIS' (AUTh: 8921, completed)

·         'Sustainable Agriculture' (AUTh: 3060, completed)

·         'Identification and registry of intensity conditions of crops using satellite imagery' (AUTh: 1978, completed)

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (peer-reviewed)

·         Panagos, P, C Karydas, C Ballabio, I Gitas (2013). ‘Seasonal monitoring of soil erosion at regional scale: An application of the G2 model in Crete focusing on agricultural land uses’, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, IN PRINT

·         Karydas, CG, IL Sarakiotis, GC Zalidis (2013). Multi-scale risk assessment of stream pollution by wastewater of olive oil mills in Kolymvari, Crete’, Earth Science Informatics, IN PRINT

·         Karydas, CG, M Petriolis, I Manakos (2013). ‘Evaluating Alternative Methods of Soil Erodibility Mapping in the Mediterranean Island of Crete’, Agriculture 3 (3), 362-380.

·         Vrania, EK, MI Meliadis, CG Karydas, IZ Gitas (2012). Mapping the peri-urban forest of Thessaloniki after the big fire of 1997 using IKONOS imagery’, EARSeL eProceedings 11 (1), 44.

·         Karydas, CG, P Panagos, IZ Gitas (2012). ‘A classification of water erosion models according to their geospatial characteristics’, International Journal of Digital Earth, IN PRINT

·         Karydas, C.G., I.Z. Gitas (2011) ‘Development of an IKONOS image classification rule-set for multi-scale mapping of Mediterranean rural landscapes’, International Journal of Remote Sensing 32 (24), 9261-9277.

·         Panagos, P. C.G. Karydas, I.Z. Gitas, L. Montanarella (2011) Monthly soil erosion monitoring based on remotely sensed biophysical parameters: A case study in Strymonas river basin towards a functional pan-European service’, International Journal of Digital Earth 5 (6), 461-487.

·         Gitas, I.Z., K.Douros, C.Minakou, G.N.Silleos, and C.G.Karydas (2009) Multi-temporal soil erosion risk assessment in N.Chalkidiki using a modified USLE raster model, EARSeL eProceedings 8, 1/2009

·         Karydas, C.G., I.Z.Gitas, E.Koutsogiannaki, N.Lydakis-Simantiris, and G.N.Silleos (2009). ‘Evaluation of spatial interpolation techniques for mapping agricultural topsoil properties in Crete’, EARSeL eProceedings 8, 1/2009

·         Karydas, C., T.Sekuloska, G.Silleos (2008). Quantification and site-specification of the support practice factor when mapping soil erosion risk associated with olive plantations in the Mediterranean island of Crete’, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2008) 149:19-28 (Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008)

·         Juba, S., V.Samoladas, N.Boretos, I.Manakos, C.G.Karydas (2007). ‘IMS: A web-based Map Server for Spatial Decision Support’, Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computations, Vol 15, Numb 2: 207-220 

·         Sarakiotis, I., C.G.Karydas, G.Zalidis (2006). Spatial modelling of risk indicators for stream pollution caused by inappropriate function of olive oil factories in Crete in WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, Issue 2, Volume 8, August 2006: 1097-1104

·         Karydas, C.G., T.Sekuloska, I.Sarakiotis (2005). 'Fine scale mapping of agricultural landscape features to be used in environmental risk assessment in an olive cultivation area', IASME Transactions, Issue 4, Volume 2, June 2005, ISSN 1790-31X. Published by WSEAS: 582-589

·         Gitas, I.Z., C.G.Karydas, G.V.Kazakis, 2003. 'Land cover mapping of Mediterranean landscapes, using SPOT4 Xi and IKONOS imagery – Preliminary investigation', Options Mediterraneennes. Series B - n 46: 27-41

·         Karydas, C.G., N.G.Silleos, 2002. 'Development of spectral models for biomass and canopy cover estimation of a wheat crop using ground remote sensing', Geotechnical Scientific Issues (in Greek). Volume 13, Issue I: 31-41

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS (peer-reviewed; in Proceedings)

·         Karydas, CG, A Gertsis (2013). ‘Mapping tomato plants using a handheld chlorophyll-meter’, ESNA 2013, Thessaloniki, 4-8 September 2013

·         Karydas, CG, A Gertsis (2013). ‘Lawn mapping using a handheld greenness recording device’, ESNA 2013, Thessaloniki, 4-8 September 2013

·         Karydas, C.G., G.C. Zalidis, K.A. Tsatsarelis, N.L. Misopolinos, N.G. Silleos (2009). Heterogeneity analysis on multiple scales: a new insight in site-specific management, Proceedings of the 7th EFITA Conference, Joint International Agricultural Conference 2009, Wageningen 6-8 July 2009, pp. 717-725

·         Vogiatzis, M., C.G.Karydas, T.Alexandridis, G.Zalidis, N.Silleos (2008). Án object-based approach for wetland habitats inventory and assessment using ALOS AVNIR-2 and field data in ALOS PI Symposium 2008, Rhodes, 3-7/11/08 (Proceedings in CD; under edition)

·         Karydas, C.G., I.Manakos (2008). Contribution of Geo-Informatics to Environmental Education: a worked example from the research in 2nd WSEAS/IASME International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education (EPESE ’08), Corfu, 26-28/10/08. ISBN 978-960-474-016-1 (Proceedings Book, pp 135-141; Proceedings in CD)

·         Pediaditi, K., M.Stanojevic, M.Kouskouna, C.G.Karydas, D.Zianis, N.Boretos (2008). Development of a Web based Decision Support System for trans-boundary environmental risk assessment and management in 4th Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008), Barcelona, Catalonia, 7-10/7/08. ISBN: 978-84-7653-074-0 (Proceedings in CD)

·          Silleos, N., I. Cherif, J. Kolejka, C. Karydas, F. Katsogiannos, G.Silleos (2008). Desertification assessment in the Lesvos island in Greece and methodology for mitigation action planning in International Advanced Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Agri-production and Environment', 22-23/08, Alexandroupolis, Greece. ISBN 978-960-287-103-4 (Proceedings Book, pp 241-254)

·         Karydas, C.G., I.Manakos, I.Sarakiotis, T. Sekuloska (2005). Minimum dataset for risk management of water pollution caused by olive oil factories in Crete, in the 25th EARSeL Symposium, Porto, 06/2005 (Proceedings Book, pp 267-275)

·         Karydas, C.G., T.Sekuloska, I.Sarakiotis (2005). Use of EO data to identify landscape features associated to assessment of environmental risk caused by olive farming and olive oil production in the 2005 IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, Athens, Greece, 12-14/7/05 (Proceedings in CD)

·         .Karydas, C.G and N.G.Silleos (2005). Effect of image spatial resolution on detecting within-field heterogeneity in a Mediterranean agricultural landscape in the 5th European Conference of Precision Agriculture, Uppsala, Sweden, 9-12/6/05 (Book of Abstracts, pp 154-155; Proceedings in CD)

·         Gitas, I.Z., C.G.Karydas, G.V.Kazakis, D.R. Ghosn (2004). The potential of high spatial resolution satellite imagery for studying complex Mediterranean landscapes - the case of Crete in the 3rd workshop of EARSeL - Special Interest Group on Remote Sensing for Developing Countries, Cairo, Egypt, 26-29/9/04

·         Karydas, C.G., N.G.Silleos, I.Z.Gitas, E. Avgerinos (2004). Educational Digital Book on Remote Sensing and GIS in Arabic language in the 3rd workshop of EARSeL - Special Interest Group on Remote Sensing for Developing Countries, Cairo, Egypt, 26-29/9/04

·         Karydas, C.G., N.G.Silleos, N.G. Karydas. Study of heterogeneity in a Mediterranean agricultural area, using high resolution multi-spectral imagery, in the 2nd International Conference of HAICTA, Thessaloniki, Greece, 03/04 (Proceedings Book, Volume I: pp 57-66)

·         Karydas, C.G., I.Z.Gitas, I.A.Parcharidis, A.O.Adediran, 2002. Creation of a Land cover map of Crete, using SPOT satellite data, in the 6th Pan-Hellenic Geographical Congress of the Hellenic Geographical Society, Thessaloniki, Greece, 10/02 (Proceedings Book, Volume II: pp 167-171)

·         Silleos, N.G., I.Z.Gitas, C.G.Karydas, E.N.Moutziki, 2002. Multilingual educational CD-ROM on Remote sensing and GIS, in the 6th Pan-Hellenic Geographical Congress of the Hellenic Geographical Society, Thessaloniki, Greece, 10/02 (Proceedings Book, Volume I: pp 573-576)

·         Karydas, C.G., N.G.Silleos, G.N.Silleos, 2002. A new precision farming technique, for use on a wheat crop under Mediterranean agronomic conditions, in the 6th Balkanic Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies - IFORS, Thessaloniki, Greece, 5/02

·         Karydas, C.G., I.Z.Gitas, 2001. Techniques for tracing and identification of variability under Mediterranean agronomic conditions, in the 14th Conference of the Hellenic Operational Research Association, Xanthi, Greece, 1-3/11/01)

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (oral or poster presentations)

·          Topaloglou, C., T.Alexandridis, V.Takavakoglou, C.Karydas, G.Zalidis, N.Silleos (2006). ‘Modelling Environmental Indicators with GIS and Remote Sensing for the purposes of a Strategic Environmental Assessment regarding Surface Water Management in the Trans-boundary Basin of Strymon River - Lake Kerkini’. Oral presentation in the European users' meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2006.

·          Juba, S., V.Samoladas, N.Boretos, I.Manakos, C.Karydas (2006). ‘Open source GIS mapping portal with decision support services’ poster presentation in the 26th EARSeL Symposium, (Warsaw, 29/5-2/6-2006).

·          Sekuloska, T., I.Sarakiotis, I.Manakos, E.Vardoulaki, E.Koukoula, C.Karydas (2005). 'Fine scale mapping of an irrigation network and related sensitive areas for soil erosion and water pollution in an olive oil production area in Crete'. Poster presentation in the annual Greek users' meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2005.

·          Sarakiotis, I., I.Manakos, C.Karydas, G.Zalidis (2005). 'Risk assessment modelling of water pollution caused by olive oil factories in Crete'.  Oral presentation in the annual Greek users' meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2005.

·          Sekuloska, T., I.Manakos, C.Karydas, N.Silleos (2005). 'Risk assessment of soil erosion in an olive cultivation area in Crete, utilising QuickBird imagery within RUSLE model'.  Oral presentation in the annual Greek users' meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2005.

·          Manakos, I., C.G.Karydas, 2005. 'Site-specific water management in Mediterranean Agriculture'. Oral presentation (presented by C.G.Karydas) in the Conference entitled: 'Greek water resources: a realistic approach' held in Athens, Greece, 05/05.

·          Karydas, Christos G., 2005. 'An Integrated System for the promotion Of Territorial and Envrionmental Impact Assessment in the frame of spatial planning'. Oral presentation in the Short Course on 'Multiple-objective reservoir planning and management for Mediterranean countries' held in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Chania, Greece, 05/2005.

·          Sarakiotis, I., T.Sekuloska, C.G.Karydas, 2005. 'Location of olive mill waste tanks using visual photointerpretation of QuickBird imagery'. Announcement accepted by the magazine IGD News published by IGD Group SA.

·          Karydas, C.G., N.A. Papadantonakis, N.G. Silleos, 'Precision Agriculture in the Mediterranean: Agronomic condition studies in Crete, using IKONOS imagery'. Poster in the annual Greek users’ meeting of Arc/Info, Thessaloniki, 11/2003.

·          Koutsogiannaki, E.G., I.Z. Gitas, C.G. Karydas, N.G. Silleos, 'Fine scale mapping of soil properties with interpolation techniques – Precision Agriculture in the Municipality of Archanes, Crete'. Oral presentation (presented by C.G.Karydas) in the annual Greek users’ meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2002

·          Koutsogiannaki, E.G., I.Z. Gitas, C.G. Karydas, N.G. Silleos, 'Fine scale mapping of soil properties, using interpolation techniques – Precision Agriculture in Archanes, Crete'. Poster in the annual Greek users’ meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2002

·          Silleos, N.G., C.G.Karydas, 'Precision Agriculture: a new approach in the agricultural sector using Remote Sensing and GIS'. Oral presentation (presented by C.G.Karydas) in the annual Greek users’ meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2001

·          Karydas, C.G., A.O.Adediran, I.Z.Gitas, I.A.Parcharidis, 'Creation of a 3D Land Cover Database of Western Crete, by employing RS/GIS'. Poster in the annual Greek users’ meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2001

·          Karydas, C.G. I.Z.Gitas, N.G.Silleos, 'Development of integrated GIS/RS techniques for use in Precision Agriculture under Mediterranean conditions'. Poster in the annual Greek users’ meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 11/2001

·          Velemis, D., N.Silleos, A.Spyropoulos, T.Alexandridis, N.Karapetsas, C.G.Karydas, A.Konstantinidis, 'Construction of Soil maps with the modern technology of Remote Sensing and GIS – the maps of the new millennium'. Poster in the Greek users’ meeting of Arc/Info, Athens, 10/1999

 

 

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ACADEMIC COURSES

·         'GIS in Agriculture and the Environment', for pre-graduate course ‘Management of Agricultural Production Systems (MAPS)’ of the ‘Perrotis College’ of the American Farm School. Thessaloniki, (fall semester 2009-10 and 2010-11)

·         ‘Cartography’ (in Greek) for pre-graduate course of the School of Forestry and Natural Environment of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (spring semester 2008-9, 2009-10, and 2010-11)

·         'GIS applications and Digital Image Analysis’ for the Post-graduate Dept. of Environmental Management of MAICh (9-day intensive courses; 11/2007 and 1/2009)

·         GIS analysis and applications’ in the Post-graduate Dept. of Environmental Management of MAICh (5-day course; 11/2006)

·         ‘Advanced GIS’ (in Greek) for the Master course of ‘Soil science and soil resource management’ of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (spring semester 2005-6, 2006-7, and 2007-8).

·         ‘Mapping with RS/GIS’ (in Greek) for the inter-departmental Master course of ‘Landscape Architecture’ of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (spring semester 2005-6, 2006-7, and 2007-8).

·         ‘Advanced Remote Sensing’ (in Greek) for the Master course of ‘Soil science and soil resource management’ of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (fall semester 2007-8).

·         ‘Precision agriculture: technology in the service of sustainability’ in the Post-graduate Dept. of Sustainable Agriculture of MAICh (1-day course; 11/2005)

·         'Digital Image Analysis - Theory and practice' in the Post-graduate Dept. of Environmental Management of MAICh (5-day intensive courses; 1/2005, 12/2005, and 12/2006)

 

SEMINARS / LECTURES

·         Invited lecturer on ‘Object-based image analysis’ in the Dept. of Environmental Management of MAICh (22/01/2009)

·         Invited lecturer on ‘Uncertainty in GIS’ in the Dept. of Environmental Management of MAICh (21/01/2009)

·         Lecturer in the ‘Seminars on Environmental Education’ organised by the Polytechnic School of Athens; topic: anthropogenic environment (01/2008).

·         Lecturer in the ‘Seminars on GIS’ for new Agronomists/Farmers’ consultants, 05/2007 (5-day intensive course; AUTh Project: 82564)

·         Invited lecturer on ‘European Environmental Legal Framework and Decision Making towards Sustainable Development’ in the summer school ‘Opto-Electronic Techniques for Environmental Monitoring and Risk Assessment’ (OTEM), held in Baia Mare, Romania, 29Jul-09Aug 2006.

·         Invited lecturer on ‘Geo-data input and conversion’ in the ERASMUS-SOCRATES summer school ‘Full integration of Geo-data and GIS’, held in Brno, Czech Republic, 22Jun-02Jul 2006.

·         Invited lecturer on ‘Uncertainty and errors in GIS’, in the ERASMUS-SOCRATES summer school ‘Full integration of Geo-data and GIS’, held in Brno, Czech Republic, 22Jun-02Jul 2006.

·         Lecturer on 'Digital Image Analysis' (3-day course) in a Training Course entitled 'Implementing SEA and EIA ‘Best Practice', organised by MAICh in the framework of project ‘isoteia’ (4/2005)

·         Invited lecturer on 'Remote Sensing and GIS in Precision Farming', within the framework of the ‘Management of Agricultural Production Systems (MAPS)’ teaching course of the ‘Perrotis College’ of the American Farm School. Thessaloniki, Greece, 29/10/2003

·         Invited lecturer on 'Precision Agriculture: A new management method for agricultural enterprises', within the framework of the European Week of Quality (‘Driving the change’); topic: ‘Agriculture and Environment: the challenges of quality in their management’. Organisation: Hellenic Management Association, School of Natural Resources and Enterprises Management of Agrinio (University of Ioannina) and the Student Unions, Agrinio, Greece, 5/11/2002

 

CONTRIBUTION TO BOOKS

·         Karydas, C. (2007). ‘Implementation of the vector model for assessing environmental risk caused by olive oil factories in Kolymvari, Crete’ in N.Silleos, I.Gitas, and G.Silleos ‘Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing’, Giahoudi Editions, Thessaloniki: pp. 471-487 (ISBN 978-960-6700-12-5).

·         Karydas, C.G., G.C.Zalidis, L.Kouskouna, E.Feoli, N.G.Silleos, I.Z.Gitas (2006). ‘European Environmental Legal Framework and Decision Support towards Sustainable Development: ISOTEIA model’ in ‘Opto-Electronic Techniques for Environmental Monitoring and Risk Assessment’ by D.Nicolae, A.M.Cozmuta, C.Talianu (Eds), INOE Bucharest: pp 148-152 (ISBN 973-85818-8-5).

·         Karydas, C.G., N.G.Silleos (2001). Precision Agriculture: Description of the method: Current status and prospects, in ‘Information Systems in Agricultural Sector’ by N.F.Matsatsinis (Ed.), Ekdoseis Neon Technologion, Athens: pp 136-146 (ISBN 960-8105-35-8).

 

TRAINING BOOKLETS

·         Paunovic, D., M.Stanojevic, N.Boretos, M.Scimone, K.Pediaditi, I.Chronis, C.Karydas, 2008. STRiM Decision Support System, User’s Guide. MAICh, Chania.

·         Karydas, C.G., 2007. ‘Practicing in Geographic Information Systems and Digital Image Analysis’ (four sets of exercises plus project for ArcGIS and Erdas Imagine, accompanied by data-CD). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki.

·         Karydas, C.G., 2006. ‘GIS analysis and applications’ (using ArcGIS v.9, accompanied by data-CD for the practicals). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki.

·         Kouskouna, L., G.C.Zalidis, N.G.Silleos, I.Z.Gitas, E.Feoli, C.G.Karydas (ed: C.G.Karydas) 2006. ‘Best practice handbook for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): ISOTEIA model’. MAICh , Chania.

·         Silleos N.G. and C.G.Karydas, 2006. ‘Exercises on GIS’, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (3rd edition).

·         Karydas C.G. and I.Manakos, 2005. 'Precision Agriculture'. MAICh, Chania.

·         Silleos, N.G., G.C.Zalidis, E.Feoli, L.Kouskouna, I.Z.Gitas, M.Dragan, T.Alexandridis, M.Scimone, and C.G.Karydas, 2005. 'Implementing SEA and EIA -Best practice-', Christos G. Karydas (ed.). MAICh, Chania.

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