Dr G. A. Papadopoulos
Institute of Geodynamics , National Observatory of Athens
He received a graduate degree in Physical Sciences (1975) and a doctoral
degree in Geophysics (1982) from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
In 1984 he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Seismological Laboratory, Department of the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT, Boston, USA.
From 1982 up to the present he is an Adjunct Professor of Geophysics, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Air Force Academy, Athens, Greece.
From 1985 to 1994 he was with the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organisation, Athens , and Head of its Department of Seismotectonics (1990-1994).
In 1993 he was visiting researcher at the Seismological Laboratory, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Japan.
Since 1995 he is with the Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens, where currently holds the position of Research Director.
President of the Hellenic Geophysical Union (1986-1987).
Chairman of the Working Group on Earthquake Statistics , European Seismological Commission, ESC (1990- 2000).
Vice-Chairman of the European Advisory Evaluation Committee for Earthquake Prediction, Council of Europe (1994 - 2001).
President of the International Natural Hazards Society (2000-present).
Chairman of the Subcommission on Earthquake Prediction, ESC (2002-present ).
The research interests of G. A. Papadopoulos falls mainly in the fields of earthquake prediction, seismotectonics, seismicity, geodynamics, historical seismology and tsunamis. He has been the coordinator of many national and international research projects, has published more than 70 reviewed papers and has organized several international workshops and conferences.
December 2002: Special Prize given after open competition by the Academy
of Athens jointly to G.A. Papadopoulos, S. Pavlides and A. Ganas for their
set of four joint publications about the Earthquake of 7th September, 1999,
May 1998: Award presented by the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards Society as a recognition of the overall scientific contribution.
October 1995: After open competition one of the Special Ipektsi Awards was given , in recognition of promoting the Greek-Turkish scientific cooperation (Ipektsi Awards are under the auspices of the United Nations Organization).
August 1993: Award presented by the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards Society for the paper Tsunami Impact in Greece (by G.A. Papadopoulos) as the best tsunami paper presented at the International Conference HAZARDS - 93, August 1993, Chingdao China.
Reviewer in many international geophysical and seismological journals and
editor of the following special issues:
Principal Editor, Journal "Natural Hazards", Special Issue " Natural Hazards: State - of - the - Art at the End of the Second Millenium" , Natural Hazards , 21 , 101 - 398 , 2000 (Editors: G.A. Papadopoulos , T. Murty , S. Venkatesh and R. Blong ).
Managing Co-Editor, Book " Tsunamis in the Mediterranean Sea 2000 B.C. - 2000 A. D." , by S.L. Soloviev, O.N. Solovieva, C.N. Go, K.S. Kim and N.A. Shchetnikov, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 236 pages ( Managing Editors: J. Bonnin, B.W. Levin, S. Tinti and G.A. Papadopoulos).
Principal Editor, Journal "Natural Hazards", Special Issue "The Catastrophic Athens (Greece) Earthquake of 7 September 1999 : An Unexpected Event in a Low Seismicity Region" , Natural Hazards , 27, 1-199, 2002 (Editors: G.A. Papadopoulos , P. Burton).
Co - Editor, Journal "Natural Hazards", Special Issue " HAZARDS-2000" , 2003 , in press (Editors:R. Blong , Y. Kawata, G.A. Papadopoulos ).
Co - Editor, Special Issue, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Title " Integration of Earth Sciences Research on the 1999 Turkish and Greek Earthquakes and Needs for Future Cooperative Research" , 1 - 207, 2002 , (Editors: N. Gorur , G.A. Papadopoulos and Nilgun Okay).