Environment: “Environmental challenges: Pollution and Ecology” [4 Nov 2021]


The workshop aims to highlight challenges posed by environmental pollution (in air, soil and water) and ecosystem threats, as well as technologies and actions to be taken to address these challenges.

The workshop is organized in the context of ARCHERS (https://archers.iesl.forth.gr/), a major project implemented by FORTH with the exclusive donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Through ARCHERS, over 100 young doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers have been supported over the past four and a half  years and have carried out cutting-edge research in the Institutes of FORTH across a broad range of interdisciplinary thematics including preservation of cultural heritage and tackling of societal challenges such as environment, clean energy and health.

Workshop program [All times are in Eastern European Time (UTC+2)]

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16:00 – 16:20 Opening remarks

Spiros Anastasiadis, Archers project coordinator

Spyros Pandis, Emmanuel Skarsoulis, Workshop organizers

16:20 – 17:00 Atmospheric particulate matter and its impacts on climate, public health and ecosystems

Athanasios Nenes – invited Speaker

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

17:00 – 17:20 Estimating response to changes in emissions over Europe

Ksakousti Skyllakou


17:20 – 17:40 Aggelopoulos ChristosAdvanced methods for soil and water remediation

Christos A. Aggelopoulos


17:40-18:20 Nomadic giants off the Greek coasts. Will we allow them to survive?

Alexandros Frantzis – invited Speaker

Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute

18:20-18:40 Pulsed-Source 3D localization with a 3-hydrophone array

Despoina Pavlidi


18:40 – 19:00 Systematic conservation planning in marine ecosystems

Aggeliki Doxa


19:00 – 19:30 Round Table Discussion