Curricilum Vitae in Brief



Dr. Charalampos (Haris) KONTOES

Research Director - Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing - National Observatory of Athens (NOA/IAASARS)

Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, GR-15236 Athens
Tel: 0030-210-8109186 / 0030-210-3490088
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Fax: 0030-210-6138343






Dr. Charalampos (Haris) Kontoes holds the title as NOA Researcher during the last 20 years at various research levels such as:

2010 up to present: Research Director of NOA - Satellite Remote Sensing sector, Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens (IAASARS/NOA)

2003-2010: Senior Researcher IAASARS/NOA – Satellite Remote Sensing Sector

2000-2003: Associate Researcher IAASARS/NOA

1997-2003: Assistant Researcher IAASARS/NOA



Chief Researcher and Coordinator of the BEYOND Center for Earth Observation Research and Satellite Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens (

Member of the National Committee oof International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)

Coordinator of the EuroGEO Disaster Resilience Showcase Group (e-shape EU project)

Coordinator of the EuroGEO Action Group for Epidemics

Coordinator fof the Regional Support Office (RSO) of UN-SPIDER for Disasters Risk Reduction (DRR)



Dr Haris Kontoes holds the position of Research Director at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens. He received his doctorate diploma (PhD) in Remote Sensing of Environment from the National Technical University of Athens (1992). He completed his doctoral thesis, as grant holder of the European Commission at the Institute for Space Applications (Environmental Mapping Team) of the EU Joint Research Center (JRC) in ISPRA, Italy.

Since 1992, he has been assuming responsibilities as Scientific Director - Coordinator for a large number of Operational and Research and Innovation Actions in Earth Observation, in the framework of National and European Competitive Financing Instruments (ESA EU Optional Programs, EU / FP6- FP7-H2020, EU / Copernicus - GMES). His research work focused on the exploitation of satellite technology combined with advanced big data modeling techniques using Copernicus satellites, as well as many other operational and scientific Earth Observation satellite missions.

A large part of his research activity is devoted to the development of prototype systems for the analysis of image data and the extraction of innovative scientific environmental knowledge (e.g. big data analytics, multi-source data fusion, data mining, pattern recognition, machine learning and neural nets). He proposed prototype research solutions that have long led to the provision of pre-operational and operational solutions for timely assessment, monitoring and management of natural risks associated with climate change (e.g. fires, floods, storms), geo-hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, soil/coastal erosion), atmospheric disturbances (spreading toxic gases, pollutants, smoke), as well as activating decision-making procedures/systems for the protection of citizens from natural hazards. He has developed extensive research in the field of satellite remote sensing, which is directly related to the management and protection of natural resources and assets (water, ecosystems), and to the optimal exploitation of agricultural land and the protection of food in line with priorities of the Common Agricultural Policy and Best Environmental Practices it establishes. An important part of his research activity deals with the use of large volumes of remote sensing data of Copernicus satellite missions, as well as other space missions (e.g. NASA, NOAA, etc.) in order to develop improved real-time energy efficiency estimation models, maximizing the use of alternative forms of energy.



In 2013, he took the initiative to submit a proposal for establishing a large scale EO infrastructure within the competitive framework of the EU FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 program. The proposal was successfully evaluated and was commissioned to establish and operate at NOA, the European Center of Excellence BEYOND for the Earth Observation based Monitoring of the Environment and the Disasters ( He received a total funding of 2.3MEuros and coordinated all actions for the development of satellite remote sensing research and infrastructures at the premises of NOA in the context of BEYOND. He is currently leading a large multidisciplinary research team of 40 scientists, whose funding is fully ensured by the operation of the BEYOND Center of Excellence for Earth Observation Research and Satellite Remote Sensing in the context of international competition programs.


The Center BEYOND for Earth Observation Research and Satellite Remote Sensing, has a well-accepted and validated recognition in the provision of research and operational services in the framework of the European Union's Flagship Program Copernicus (former GMES) and to the European Space Agency (ESA). The emphasis of the Center's activity is on Emergency Response (Copernicus/Emergency Management Support), monitoring and protection of the Marine and Atmospheric Environment, as well as Agriculture, Renewable Energy,Epidemics and Climate Change and its impact on quality of citizens' life (e.g. natural disasters).

Dr Haris Kontoes designed the BEYOND sub-systems as FireHub, FloodHub,DustHub and GeoHub for real-time delivery of space based services, for early detection, continuous monitoring, and management of natural disasters, the monitoring of active forest fires, flood events and seismic/volcanic risks, dust and smoke dispersions, as well as damage assessments in rush and off-line mode. These services are routinely used by many environmental and civil protection organizations in Greece, and worldwide including EU bodies, namely the European Forest Fire Information System/EFFIS, the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), the European Copernicus/EMS Program, in a large number of Civil Protection Authorities in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and authorities as the Fire Brigade Body in Greece, the Directorate and Natural Environment Protection (Ministry of Environment), the Public Forestry Services, the Directorate for Planning and Disaster Response of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection, the Department for Natural Disasters Recovery  (Min of Infrastructure and Transport), etc.

Indicatively, only in the period 2016-2018 the BEYOND Center has been activated through the Copernicus EMS program from more than 22 Civil Protection Authorities around the world, in order to address timely risk assessments across a wide range of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, slope and coastal erosion, fires, floods, toxic gas emissions, smoke dispersion and industrial accidents.

The BEYOND Center has been selected by the EU to offer real-time satellite based active fire detection and fire-damage assessment services (FireHub) for the needs of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS).


The BEYOND Center ensures funding from competitive programs (EU, ESA, National Programs), as well as from International Funding Organisations amounting 2.0-2.5 million Euros per year. At the same time, it supports with its infrastructure and research, the activity of other researchers in the country, providing an additional equal inflow of research funds at IAASARS/NOA.



The operation of the BEYOND Center contributes to the production of innovative research. It has supported the production of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and articles in international conferences with hundreds of citations. references. Since its creation (2013) the action has delivered a number of at least 200 scientific publications in journals and international conference proceedings.

The FireHub services have been internationally recognized (Copernicus Masters 2014 - Best Service Challenge Award) winning the 1st prize as the Best Challenge Service among over 70 competitive proposals.

Dr Haris Kontoes is the owner of the patent no. 20150100061 issued by the Industrial Property Organization to protect the copyright of the FireHub service. Co-owner is the co-developer of the FireHub information system, Mr. Themistocles Herekakis (see ANNEX I).

The BEYOND Center's research projects and disaster management services have been recognized by the United Nations Organization, assigning to the Center's Principal Investigator, Dr Haris Kontoes, the role of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Officer, in the area of the Southeast Europe, Middle East, and the Balkans. The aim is to assist the transfer of know-how, capacity building and training of the competent authorities, as well as the provision of natural disaster management services.



Dr. Charalampos (Haris) Kontoes in his capacity as coordinator of BEYOND Center has also been responsible for the installation and uninterrupted operation of national infrastructures for the systematic reception, management and redistribution of real-time Earth Observation data acquired by satellites and in-situ monitoring networks.

The coverage and usage of the EO monitoring infrastructure is international. It covers observational needs of a wide research community and decision makers across the Southeast Europe, North Africa, Middle East and the Balkans. It includes:

  1. The Hellenic Mirror Site ( providing near real-time satellite data to the international research community and the private sector, from the Sentinels (S-1, S-2, S-3, S-5P) (Copernicus missions). The infrastructure is empowered by GRNET SA, the Greek partner of the GEANT network.
  2. IntHub, DIASHub, and CollHub (International, DIAS, and Collaborative Data Hubs), operated by the BEYOND Center for the purposes of ESA. They manage real-time distribution to more than 15Tbytes of Sentinels data a day to the Worldwide Space Agencies (NASA, NOAA, USGS, GA), DIAS platforms, and National Collaborative Data Hubs (Mirror Sites). The infrastructure is empowered by GRNET SA, the Greek partner of the GEANT network.
  3. An X-/L-band acquisition antenna for real-time satellite data reception from missions EOS (AQUA, TERRA)/NASA, SUOMI-NPP/NASA, NOAA/AVHRR, METOP, FY, and corresponding archiving facility. The range of reception is the whole of Southeast Europe, North Africa, Middle East and the Balkans.
  4. Satellite acquisition antenna (DVB-2) and archiving facility for the real time reception of data fromEUMETSAT missions (MSG1, MSG2, MSG3).
  5. Advanced PollyXT atmospheric lidar ground system, and a mobile unit lidar system EMORAL.
  6. A High Performing Processing Unit consisting of severs with high computing power, and a 300TBytes archive. The unit is devoted for satellite data processing, and services provision by operating the processing chains namely FireHub, FloodHub, GeoHub of the BEYOND Center.
  7. Unmanned aerial platforms (UAVs, Drones), long-distance fixed-wing SendeFly e-Bee and ATLAS eight copter for lifting multiple load carriers (~5kgr).



  1. Haris Kontoes has been assuming the scientific responsibility to manage a significant number of research projects with an internationally recognized social and scientific impact while leading an interdisciplinary research team of more than 40 staff members with international presence, all of them holding Msc and/or PhD diplomas from well recognized Universities worldwide. The team has been collaborating with researchers and scientists from esteemed Research and University units from Europe, and US. In addition to his career he has approximately trained 70 young researchers / engineers who have been assuming significant careers in Greece and abroad.
  2. The funding of the research team is fully ensured by competitive research funds through the implementation of EU, ESA, and International Funding Organizations (WB, EIB) projects, as well as national research and infrastructure support programs (e.g. KRIPIS/ELIDEK). The implementation of the research projects is hosted at the BEYOND Center for Excellence.
  3. He has been the Scientific Responsible for more than 40 research projects and a number of engineering studies reaching an approximate total budget of 15.000.000 Euros.
  4. He has been Scientific Responsible for implementing 5 big Infrastructure projects of a total budget of 3.205.000 Euros.
  5. During his tenure as a Research Director, Dr Haris Kontoes has been receiving funding from research activity at a rate of 2.0-2.5 M Euros per year. The aforementioned funding ensures the full financing of the research staff and the cost for maintenance the EO infrastructure of the BEYOND Center.



In the period 1995-2001 he assumed the role of Executive Secretary of the Space Research and Technology Committee of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. During this period, the first substantial recording of the Greek scientific skills and assets on space issues was made. Under the supervision of the Space Committee, he has undertaken the task of conducting a study for the Greek National Strategy in the Fields of Earth Observation and Monitoring the Earth. He was responsible for coordinating and organizing workshops and conferences, exploring national priorities in applications and satellite technology, and coordinating the writing of the Greek National Space Strategy paper, which has been a key platform for discussions with ESA on the participation of Greece as full member of ESA.

After nominations of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, he also assumed:

  1. In the period 2001-2003, the role of national representative of the GMES Steering Committee. The Committee was appointed by the EU and the ESA to develop the strategy and the priorities for the Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security Program (Copernicus/ former GMES).
  2. In the period 2001-2003, he served as Deputy National Representative in the European Commission's JSSAG Joint-Space Strategy Advisory Group.
  3. In the period 2002-2004 he was nominated as National Representative of ESA's (European Space Agency) PBEO-Program Board for Earth Observation, whose main responsibilities was the formulation of space strategy and relevant work programs for the development of future satellite systems, research and application priorities in the field of Earth Observation.
  4. In the period2014-2019 , he acted as National Representative of the EC Space Committee of Space FP7 and Space H2020 programs of the European Commission. As a national representative, he supported a number of national meetings and information days organized by the GSRT in order to inform the Greek scientific community on the possibilities offered through Space FP7/Space H2020 in the development of Space Research in Greece
  5. From 2016 to 2018 he has been the National Representative of the Copernicus Integrated GS (IGS) Task Force.
  6. Since 2016 and until now, he has been the National Focal Point for data exchange within the governments and members of GEO.
  7. Since 2017 and until now, he has been member of the National Committee of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).
  8. Since 2018 and until today, he has been assuming the role of coordinator of the EuroGEO Disaster Resilience Showcase Group (e-shape EU project)
  9. Since 2018 he is leading the EuroGEO Action Group for Epidemics
  10. Since 2015 he is the coordinator of the Regional Support Office (RSO) of UN-SPIDER for Disasters Risk Reduction (DRR)



He has been entrusted by the EU (through the GEO-CRADLE project - to coordinate the implementation of the Copernicus and GEO/GEOSS Space programs in the countries of North Africa, Middle East and the Balkans. Within this framework, he has set up and coordinated a network of 262 research and professional entities which are active in more than 22 countries over the three regions. Among his responsibilities is to assist the networking and transferring the know-how in Earth Observation matters, as well as to educate the stakeholders in the exploitation of Sentinels/Copernicus EO data. Lastly, he coordinates the submission to the EU of the roadmap for the implementation of the Copernicus and GEO/GEOSS programs on the basis of the recognized priorities and needs of the countries in North Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans.




During the period 2013-2017, he was a member of the Advisory Board of NOA, representing the Research Community of NOA.

During the period 2011-2013 he was Deputy Director of the Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing Institute of the National Observatory of Athens.


During the period 2004-2008 he was Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing National Observatory of Athens.

From 2016 until today, he has been Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing National Observatory of Athens.


He has the full scientific responsibility for the activities relating to the a) management of the BEYOND Center's development, b) the financial and investment priorities of the Center (amounting to a budget of 14.000.000 EUR since the start of the operation of the Center - 2013), c)  the proper operation, maintenance, and upgrading of the infrastructure (total investment cost of infrastructure of approx. 1.500.000 Euros), d) the design and exploitation of the research and innovation produced by the Center's activity, as well as e) the management of the Center's staff (>40 scientists from many different specialties).



Dr Haris Kontoes has published 75 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and chapters in books.

He has contributed to more than 200 scientific articles in international and national conference with proceedings and workshops. He has also published a large number of technical reports for the needs of various Ministerial Organisations   and Decision Making Bodies in Greece and abroad.

He participated and presented his research work in 150 conferences internationally with a total number of publications/announcements of the order of more than 200 He has received over 40 invitations as a keynote speaker.

He has published a very large number of more than 80 popular articles in the printed press, blogs, as well as in social media (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn), publishing the results of the most important societal impact research and operational activity of the BEYOND Center (e.g. wild fires of 2007, 2009, 2017 in Greece, the flood events in Attica, the Aspropyrgos toxic emissions, the unrest of the Santorini volcano, and many major disasters worldwide).

According to the academic data base, Google Scholar reports, there about 1928 references in Dr. Haris Kontoes’ publications. Correspondingly, in the Google Scholar academic data base appears to have h-index = 27 and i-index = 50.

He has been reviewer of scientific journals (e.g. IJPRS, IJRS, SENSORS, IEEE Geoscience and RS).

He has been evaluator of proposals submitted to the European Community, as well as in the framework of National Calls for Research (GSRT).



Dr Haris Kontoes conference to take place in Athens, Greece.

He has contributed in the organization of 40 international conferences. Actually he was in charge for the coordination of the organizing and scientific committees, undertaking fully the responsibility for 29 conferences held in abroad (ESA, EGU, UN, EU, Africa, M. East). He has been also member of the organizing /scientific committees in 11 other international conferences. He is also member of the organising committee of the 44th COSPAR SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY 2022, proposed to take place in Athens, Greece, July 2022.

The conferences were relating to developments in space research, as well as space applications in topics as natural disaster management and environmental protection. Publicity was also given to the activities of the European Center BEYOND. Co-ordination of scientific communities and users was also supported, in the wider region of Southeast Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans through the GEO-CRADLE coordination action under the scientific responsibility of Dr Haris Kontoes. Know-how has been transferred and participants were informed on how to participate in and exploit the EU/ESA Copernicus and GEO/GEOSS programs. In several of these conferences, the European research and business potential, as well as the stakeholders' priorities/needs were captured, the research community was connected to the business community, and possibilities were explored for exploiting the research results in the production of innovative value added products and space based services.



Professor and member of the Special Inter-Institutional Committee of the Master’s Degree program "SPACE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS" co-organized by the National Observatory of Athens and the University of Peloponnese. Courses: "Fundamentals of remote sensing", "Space Applications", and "Advanced Space Applications".

Professor of the Master’s Degree program "NATURAL DISASTERS AND MITIGATION OF DISASTERS" co-organized by the National Observatory of Athens and the University of Aegean. Courses: "Optical Sensors", "Natural Disasters and Copernicus Emergency Management Response".

Supervisor of 12 diploma thesis, including 7 from the postgraduate program "SPACE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS", and 5 more students from other universities at postgraduate and undergraduate level of studies (NTUA, Agricultural University, Technological Educational Institute, etc.).

Participation in 7 doctoral dissertations committees of Greek and foreign universities (NTUA, IPGP, etc.).

He has given series of lectures in several academic classes (NTUA, University of Western Attica, and Fire Brigade Academy). Continuing educational programs (Mobility Program, TCG, etc.) and popularization of knowledge (Hellenic World, French Institute, Space Expo, etc.).



(1988-1992), Grant holder of the European Communities for PhD dissertation at the Joint Research Center of the European Communities (JRC-ISPRA).

(2014) First Prize for Best Challenge Service - Copernicus Masters. Distinction among over 70 proposals submitted worldwide. Prize of 40K Euro (in-kind).

(2016) FireHub service has been granted a patent diploma by the Industrial Property Organization. Patent Title: " Method that detects areas of active fire hotspots in real time, calculates the most probable starting point and assesses the fire probability indicators, using satellite images and fuel data", Publication Number: WO2016132161 A1; Application number: PCT/GR2016/000005. Inventors: Charalampos KONTOES, Themistocles CHAIREKAKIS; Publication date: Aug 25, 2016 (Source: Google Patents).

(2012) Third prize for best research work presented in the 11th International Conference “Semantic Web" - 3rd research paper prize in the 11th International Semantic Web Conference.



  1. (1992) D. in Satellite Remote Sensing of the Environment (European Commission Grant - Joint Research Center of the European Union (JRC) - National Technical University of Athens)
  2. (1987) Diplôme d' Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Rural and Urban Geography (Paris VI)
  3. (1985) Diploma of Rural and Surveying Engineer in National Technical University of Athens


  1. University PARIS VI-JUSSIEU, Institut de Programmation, Diploma “Maitrise Informatique” (1986-1987).
  2. University ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES, Faculty Centre d' Analyse et de Mathematiques Sociales, “Teledetection, Espaces et Sosietes” (1986-1987), Specialization Diploma in Thematic Cartography.


  1. (1999) CENTRE NATIONAL D’ ETUDES SPATIALES: Toulouse Space Centre, Series of lectures on Differential Interferometry of SAR data: Principles and use of specialized software (DIAPASON) (1999).
  2. (1987-1991) Joint Research Center (JRC): Series of lectures on "Satellite Remote Sensing for Ecosystem Monitoring", "Visual Spectrometry: Principles and Applications", "Applied Satellite Remote Sensing in Agricultural Production and Agricultural Statistics Assessment on an Extended Geographic Scale" (1987-1991).
  3. (1990) EGIS FOUNDATION UTRECHT, University Faculty of Geographical Sciences: Lecture series on Geographic Information Systems “GIS for environmental assessment”.



  1. (1993-1997) Surveying Engineer (Teaching Registry No. 44270). Responsible for the implementation and technical management of satellite Remote Sensing, Digital Cartography and Geographic Information Systems projects, through assignment of competitions to Public and International Organizations. Collaboration with consulting companies.
  2. (1993-1995) Application engineer of the multinational company Intergraph Hellas S.A. Responsible for technical support of applications and promotion of business plans and products of the company in the sector of Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Digital Photogrammetry.
  3. (1991-1992) Assistant Researcher under project contract of the Maritime Applications Laboratory of the Joint Research Center of the European Communities (Marine Environment Group/JRC-ISPRA).
  4. (1987-1988) Assistant Researcher under project contract of the Image Processing and Environmental Mapping Unit of the Joint Research Center of the European Communities (LIP-Environmental Mapping and Modeling Development Group/JRC-ISPRA).
  5. (1984-1985) Assistant of the Geodesy Laboratory of the Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering – Class of Large Geodetic Exercises.



He is a native Greek speaker and he is fluent in English, French and Italian.



  1. Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece
  2. Member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  3. Member of the Greek Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  4. Member of the Hellenic Society for the Promotion of Space Science Research and Support



Nationality: Greek

Date & Place of Birth: 09/11/1960, Athens, Greece

Marital Status: Married, with one children

Military Obligations: Completed. Sergeant - Military Corps of Transport (1992-1993)

Work Address: National Observatory of Athens, Ioannou Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, 15236 Penteli

PO BOX 20048, tel: 0030-2103490088 (86), fax: 0030-2106138343

Home address: Katsimpiri 41, GR 155 61, Cholargos, Athens, Greece, tel: 0030-2106543276, mob: 0030 6932208817



  • [IntJ-2.1] [INVITED] Kontoes C.C., Stakenborg J. (1990), "Availability of Cloud Free Landsat Images for Operational Projects. The Analysis of Cloud Cover Figures Over the Countries of the European Communities", Int. Jour. Rem. Sens., Vol. 11, No 9, pp. 1599-1608
  • [IntJ-2.2.a] Kontoes C.C., Wilkinson G.G., Burril A., Goffredo S., Megier J. (1993, "Integration of GIS Data in a Knowledge-Based Image Analysis System for Rapid Estimates of Crop Acreages by Remote Sensing", Int. Jour. G.I.S., Vol. 7, No 3, pp. 247-262.
  • [IntJ-2.2.b] G. G. Wilkinson, C. Kontoes, C. N. Murray (1993): Recognition and Inventory of Oceanic Clouds from Satellite Data Using an Artificial Neural Network Technique. Dimethylsulphide: Oceans, Atmosphere and Climate, 01/1993: pages 393-399; , ISBN: 978-90-481-4325-2, DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-1261-3_41
  • [IntJ-2.3] Kontoes C.C., Rokos D. (1996), "The Integration of Spatial Context Information in an Experimental Knowledge Based System and the Supervised Relaxation Algorithm. Two Succesful Approaches to improving SPOT-XS classification", Int. Jour. Rem. Sens., Vol. 17, No 16, pp. 3093-3106.
  • [IntJ-2.4] [INVITED] Kontoes C.C., Rokos D. (1994), "The use of spatial post-classification methods of SPOT-XS satellite data in the process of producing reliable agricultural statistics. A necessary classification approach in application programs." Published in TECHNICAL CHRONICS Scientific Edition of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), Scientific Area A, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp. 307-328, July-September 1994.
  • [IntJ-2.5] Kontoes C.C. (1995), “Agricultural Statistics and Remote Sensing: Necessities-Methodology-Typology”, TECHNICAL CHRONICS, 2nd Extraordinary Edition 1995, ISSN 0376-2211, pp. 186-192.
  • [IntJ-2.6 ] [INVITED] Kontoes C.C. (1998), ¨Image Analysis Technques for Urban Land Use Classification. The Use of Kernel Based Approaches to Process Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery¨, Machine Vision and Advanced Image Processing in Remote Sensing, Springer Verlang, ISBN 3-540-65571-9, pp. 121-134.
  • [IntJ-2.7 ] [INVITED] Kontoes C.C (1999), ¨Mapping Athens from Space. High resolution satellite Imagery for Urban Mapping¨, GIM, No 9, Vol. 13, pp. 92-95.
  • [IntJ-2.8] Sifakis N., Kontoes C.C, Elias P. (1999), ¨Toxic Cloud from Bombed Industry near Belgrad Seen by a Meteorological Satellite¨, GEOEurope, Issue 10, pp. 39-41.
  • [IntJ-2.9 ] Kontoes C.C., Raptis V., Lautner M., Oberstadler R. (2000), “The potential of kernel classification techniques for land use mapping in urban areas using 5m-spatial resolution IRS-1C sensor imagery”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 21, No 16, pp. 3145-3151.
  • [IntJ-2.10] Kontoes C.C., Elias P., Sykioti O., Briole P., Remy D., Sachpazi M., Veis G., Kotsis I., (2000), “Displacement field mapping and fault modeling of the September 7th, 1999 Athens earthquake based on ERS-2 satellite radar interferometry”, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 27, No 24, pp. 3989-3992, DOI:10.1029/2000GL008510.
  • [IntJ-2.11] Sachpazi M., Kontoes C.C., Voulgaris N., Laigle M., Vougioukalakis G., Sikioti O., Stavrakakis G., Baskoutas J., Kalogeras J., Lepine J. Cl., (2002), “Seismological and SAR signature of unrest at Nisyros caldera, Greece”, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, ELSEVIER, Vol. 116, pp. 19-34, DOI:10.1016/S0377-0273(01)00334-1.
  • [IntJ-2.12] Sykioti O., Kontoes C.C., Elias P., Briole P., Sachpazi M., Paradisis D., Kotsis I., (2003), “Ground deformation at Nisyros volcano (Greece) detected by ERS-2 SAR differential interferometry”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 23, No 1, pp. 183-188, DOI:10.1080/01431160305000.
  • [IntJ-2.13] Keramitsoglou I., Kontoes C. C., Sifakis N., Mitchley J. and Xofis P. (2005), “Kernel based re-classification of earth observation data for fine scale habitat mapping”, Journal of Nature Conservation, Vol. 13, Issues 2-3, pp. 91-99, DOI:10.1016/j.jnc.2005.02.004.
  • [IntJ-2.14] Kontoes C.C., Sykioti O., Paronis D., and Harisi A. (2005), “Evaluating the performance of the space-borne SAR sensor systems for oil spill detection and sea monitoring over the south-eastern Mediterranean Sea”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 26, No. 18, 20 September 2005, 4029–4044, DOI:10.1080/01431160500104129.
  • [IntJ-2.15] Elias P., Kontoes C.C., Sykioti O., Avallone A., Van Gorp S., Briole P. and Paradissis D. (2006), “A method for minimising of low frequency and unwrapping artifacts from interferometric calculations”, International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol. 27, No. 14, 3079–3086, DOI:10.1080/01431160600578388.
  • [IntJ-2.16] Keramitsoglou I, Sarimveis H., Kiranoudis C., Kontoes C.C., Sifakis N., Fitoka E. (2006), “The performance of pixel window algorithms in the classification of habitats using VHSR imagery”, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, 60(4), pp. 225-238, DOI:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2006.01.002.
  • [IntJ-2.17] Kontoes C.C. (2008), “Operational Land Cover Change Detection Using Change-Vector Analysis”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 29, No. 16, pp.4757-4779, DOI:10.1080/01431160801961367.
  • [IntJ-2.18] Keramitsoglou I., Kontoes C.C., Sykioti O., Sifakis N. and Xofis P. (2008), “Reliable, accurate and timely forest mapping for wildfire management using ASTER and Hyperion satellite imagery”, Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 255, Issue 10, 30 May 2008, pp. 3556–3562, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2008.01.077.
  • [IntJ-2.19] [INVITED] Tsouni A., Kontoes C.C., Koutsoyiannis D., Elias P., Mamasis N., (2008), “Estimation of actual evapotranspiration by Remote Sensing: Application in Thessaly plain, Greece”, Sensors, Vol. 8, Issue 6, pp. 3586-3600, DOI: 10.3390/s8063586, Special Issue: "Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)", Editor Assefa M. Malesse.
  • [IntJ-2.20] Kotsis I., Kontoes C., Paradissis D., Karamitsos S., Elias P., Papoutsis I. (2008), A Methodology to Validate the InSAR Derived Displacement Field of the September 7th, 1999 Athens Earthquake Using Terrestrial Surveying. Improvement of the Assessed Deformation Field by Interferometric Stacking, Sensors, 8, 4119-4134; DOI: 10.3390/s8074119.
  • [IntJ-2.21] Elias, P.; Kontoes, C.; Papoutsis, I.; Kotsis, I.; Marinou, A.; Paradissis, D.; Sakellariou, D. (2009), Permanent Scatterer InSAR Analysis and Validation in the Gulf of Corinth. Sensors, 9, 46-55, doi:10.3390/s90100046.
  • [IntJ-2.22] Kontoes C.C., Poilvé H., Florsch G., Keramitsoglou I., Paralikidis S. (2009), A Comparative Analysis of a Fixed Thresholding vs. a Classification Tree Approach for Operational Burn Scar Detection and Mapping, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 11, Issue 5, October 2009, ISSN 0303 2434, DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2009.04.001.
  • [IntJ-2.23] Kontoes C.C., Keramitsoglou I., Sifakis N. and Konstantinidis P. (2009), SITHON: An Airborne Fire Detection System Compliant with Operational Tactical Requirements, Sensors 2009, 9, 1204-1220; doi:10.3390/s90201204 (25/4/2013: TOP 20 ARTICLES PUBLISHED ON THE SAME TOPIC SINCE IT WAS PUBLISHED).
  • [IntJ-2.24] [INVITED] Kontoes C.C., Sifakis N., Keramitsoglou I., (2009), GMES Burn Scar Mapping kicks into full gear after 2007 wildfires in Greece, Windows on GMES, A BOSS4GMES Publication, Issue 3, pp. 58-63, ISBN: 2030-5419 (ISSN)
  • [IntJ-2.25] Sifakis N., Iossifidis C., Kontoes C., I. Keramitsoglou, (2009), Wildfire detection and tracking over Greece using MSG-SEVIRI satellite data, submitted for publication in Sensors Journal, Remote Sensing 12/2011; 3(3)., DOI:10.3390/rs3030524.
  • [IntJ-2.26] G.A. Papadopoulos, V. Karastathis, C. Kontoes, I. Papoutsis, M. Charalampakis and A. Fokaefs, (2009), Crustal deformation associated with the 8 June 2008 earthquake (Mw6.4) in Greece: seismological observations, dislocation modeling and DInSAR analysis, Tectonophysics 492 (2010) 201–212, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.06.012, pp. 201-212 Elsievier.
  • [IntJ-2.27] George P. Petropoulos, Charalambos Kontoes, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, (2010), Burnt Area Delineation from a uni-temporal perspective based on Landsat TM imagery classification using Support Vector Machines, Int. Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformtion, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2010.06.008.
  • [IntJ-2.28] Nicolas I. Sifakis, Christos Iossifidis, Charis Kontoes (2014): CHRISTINE Code for High ResolutIon Satellite mapping of optical ThIckness aNd Ångstrom Exponent; Part II: First application to the urban area of Athens Athens-Greece and comparison to results from previous contrast-reduction codes. Computers & Geosciences 01/2014; 62:142–149., DOI:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.05.011
  • [IntJ-2.29] Amiridis V., Zerefos C., Kazadzis S., Gerasopoulos E., Eleftheratos K., Vrekoussis M., Stohl A., Mamouri R.E., Kokkalis P., Papayannis A., Eleftheriadis K., Diapouli E., Keramitsoglou I., Kontoes C., Kotroni V., Lagouvardos K., Marinou E., Giannakaki E., Kostopoulou E., Giannakopoulos C., Richter A., and Burrows J.P., Mihalopoulos N. (2011), Impact of the 2009 Attica wild fires on the air quality in urban Athens, Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.07.056.
  • [IntJ-2.30] Hailikas G., Leventakis G., Kontoes C., Tsoulkas V., Dritsas L., and Pantelous A. (2011), Design Issues of an Operational Fire Detection System Integrated with Observation Sensors, Book "Satellite Communications", ISBN 978-953-307-338-5, Book Editor: Masoumeh Karimi, InTech Open Access Publisher, Vienna, DOI:10.5772/19896.
  • [IntJ-2.31] George P. Petropoulos, Charalambos Kontoes, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, (2012), Land Use/Cover Mapping With Emphasis to Burnt Area Delineation Using Co-Orbital ALI and Landsat TM Imagery, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 18 (2012) 344–355, Elsevier, DOI:10.1016/j.jag.2012.02.004.
  • [IntJ-2.32] Charalampos Kontoes, Themistoklis Herekakis, Emmanouela Ieronymidi, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Anna Fokaefs, Gerasimos A. Papadopoulos, Sideris Paralikidis, Dorothea Aifantopoulou, Anna Maria Deflorio, Daniela Iasillo and Chris T. Kiranoudis (2012), Mapping Seismic Vulnerability and Risk of Cities: The MASSIVE Project, Journal of Earth Science and Engineering Vol. 2, No 8, (2012) 496-513.
  • [IntJ-2.33] I. Papoutsis, X. Papanikolaou, M. Floyd, K. H. Ji, C. Kontoes, D., Paradissis, R. Reilinger, and V. Zacharis (2012), Mapping inflation at Santorini volcano, Greece, using GPS and InSAR, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 40, 267–272, doi:10.1029/2012GL054137, 2013.
  • [IntJ-2.34] Evangelos Mitsakis, Iraklis Stamos, Anestis Papanikolaou, Georgia Aifadopoulou, Haris Kontoes (2013), Assessment of climate change impacts and extreme weather events on transport networks: Case study of the 2007 wildfires in Peloponnesus, Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0896-3.
  • [IntJ-2.35] Charalampos Kontoes, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Ioannis Papoutsis, Nicolas I. Sifakis and Panteleimon Xofis 2 (2013), National Scale Operational Mapping of Burnt Areas as a Tool for the Better Understanding of Contemporary Wildfire Patterns and Regimes, Sensors 2013, 13, 11146-11166; doi:10.3390/s130811146.
  • [IntJ-2.36] Earthzine C. Kontoes, I. Papoutsis, T. Herekakis, N. Sifakis, (2013), Wildfire Rapid Detection and Mapping and Post-fire Damage Assessment in Greece, Earthzine, Fostering Earth Observation & Global Awareness, In Earthzine magazine, posted online 14 September 2013.
  • [IntJ-2.37] K. Kyzirakos, M. Karpathiotakis, G. Garbis, C. Nikolaou, K. Bereta, I., Papoutsis, T. Herekakis, D. Michail, M. Koubarakis, and C. Kontoes (2014), Wildfire monitoring using satellite images, ontologies and linked geospatial data, Journal of Web Semantics Volume: 24 Pages: 18-26 P, DOI: 10.1016/j.websem.2013.12.002.
  • [IntJ-2.40] Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Dimitris Stratoulias, MSc; Eleni Fitoka; Charalabos Kontoes; Nicolas Sifakis (2015), A transferability study of the kernel-based reclassification algorithm for habitat delineation. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 11/2014;, Vol. 37 (2015), pp. 38–47.
  • [IntJ-2.39] John Peter Merryman Boncori, Ioannis Papoutsis, Giuseppe Pezzo, Cristiano Tolomei, Simone Atzori, Athanassios Ganas, Vassilios Karastathis, Stefano Salvi, Charalampos Kontoes, and A. Antonioli (2014), The February 2014 Cephalonia Earthquake (Greece): 3D Deformation Field and Source Modeling from Multiple SAR Techniques, Seismological Research Letters Volume 86, Number 1, pp. 124-137, January/February 2015, doi: 10.1785/0220140126.
  • [IntJ-2.41] V. Amiridis, E. Marinou, A. Tsekeri, U. Wandinger, A. Schwarz, E. Giannakaki, R. Mamouri, P. Kokkalis, I. Binietoglou, S. Solomos, T. Herekakis, S. Kazadzis, E. Gerasopoulos, E. Proestakis, M. Kottas, D. Balis, A. Papayannis, C. Kontoes, K. Kourtidis, N. Papagiannopoulos, L. Mona, G. Pappalardo, O. Le Rille, and A. Ansmann, (2015), LIVAS: a 3-D multi-wavelength aerosol/cloud database based on CALIPSO and EARLINET, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7127–7153, 2015 doi:10.5194/acp-15-7127-2015.
  • [IntJ-2.42] S. Solomos, V. Amiridis, P. Zanis, E. Gerasopoulos, F.I. Sofiou, T. Herekakis, J. Brioude, A. Stohl, R.A. Kahn, C. Kontoes (2015), Smoke dispersion modeling over complex terrain using high resolution meteorological data and satellite observations – The FireHub platform , Atmospheric Environment, Volume 119, October 2015, Pages 348–361, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.08.066.
  • [IntJ-2.43] Balasis, G., I. A. Daglis, Y. Contoyiannis, S. M. Potirakis, C. Papadimitriou, N. S. Melis, O. Giannakis, A. Papaioannou, A. Anastasiadis, and C. Kontoes (2015), Observation of intermittency-induced critical dynamics in geomagnetic field time series prior to the intense magnetic storms of March, June and December 2015, J. Geophys. Res., in revision.
  • [IntJ-2.44] Manolis Koubarakis, Kostis Kyzirakos, Charalampos Nikolaou, George Garbis, Konstantina Bereta, Roi Dogani, Stella Giannakopoulou, Panayiotis Smeros, Dimitrianos Savva, George Stamoulis, Giannis Vlachopoulos, Stefan Manegold, Charalampos Kontoes, Themistocles Herekakis, Ioannis Papoutsis, Dimitrios Michail (2016): Managing big, linked, and open earth-observation data: Using the TELEIOS/LEO software stack., IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 09/2016; 4(3):23-37., DOI:10.1109/MGRS.2016.2530410.
  • [IntJ-2.45] Anastasios L. Fytsilis , Anthony Prokos , Konstantinos D. Koutroumbas , Dimitrios Michail , Charalambos C. Kontoes (2016), A methodology for near real-time change detection between Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and wide area satellite images, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 119 (2016) 165–186,
  • [IntJ-2.47] Svigkas Nikos, Papoutsis Ioannis, Loupasakis Constantinos, Tsangaratos Paraskevas, Kiratzi Anastasia, Kontoes Charalambos (Haris), (2016), Land subsidence rebound detected via multi-temporal InSAR and ground truth data in Kalochori and Sindos regions, Northern Greece, Engineering Geology 05/2016; 209:175-186., DOI:10.1016/j.enggeo.2016.05.017
  • [IntJ-2.48] Ioannis Papoutsis Charalampos Kontoes, and Demitrios Paradissis, (2017), Multi-Stack Persistent Scatterer Interferometry Analysis in Wider Athens, Greece, Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 276; doi:10.3390/rs9030276
  • [IntJ-2.49] Charalampos Kontoes, Ioannis Papoutsis, Themistocles_Herekakis, Emmanuela Ieronymidi, and Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, (2016), Remote Sensing Techniques for Forest Fire Disaster Management:The FireHub Operational Platform, Book Chapter No6, INTEGRATING SCALE IN REMOTE SENSING AND GIS, p.p. 157-187, Taylor & Francis Series in Remote Sensing Applications, Series Editor Qihao Weng, Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.A, ISBN: 978-1-4822-1826-8, DOI:10.1201/9781315373720-7.
  • [IntJ-2.50] Potirakis, S.M., Contoyiannis, Y., Melis, N.S., Kopanas, J., Antonopoulos, G., Balasis, G., Kontoes, C., Nomicos, C., and Eftaxias, K. (2016), Recent seismic activity at Cephalonia (Greece): a study through candidate electromagnetic precursors in terms of non-linear dynamics. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, Geophysics 08/2016; 23(4):223-240., DOI:10.5194/npg-23-223-2016
  • [IntJ-2.51] Panagiotis G.Kosmopoulos,Stelios Kazadzis, Michael Taylor, Eleni Athanasopoulou, Orestis Speyer, Panagiotis Raptis, Eleni Marinou, Emmanouil Proestakis, Stavros Solomos, Evangelos Gerasopoulos, Vassilis Amiridis, Alkiviadis Bais, and Charalabos Kontoes, (2017), Dust impact on surface solar irradiance assessed with model simulations, satellite observations and ground-based measurements, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 07/2017; 10(7):2435-2453., DOI:10.5194/amt-10-2435-2017.
  • [IntJ-2.52] G. A. Papadopoulos, A. Ganas, A. Agalos, A. Papageorgiou, I. Triantafyllou, Ch. Kontoes, I. Papoutsis, G. Diakogianni (2017): Earthquake Triggering Inferred from Rupture Histories, DInSAR Ground Deformation and Stress-Transfer Modelling: The Case of Central Italy During August 2016–January 2017. Pure and Applied Geophysics 07/2017; 174(14)., DOI:10.1007/s00024-017-1609-8
  • [IntJ-2.53] S. Solomos, S. Nickovic, V. Amiridis, G. Pejanovic, Y. Pradhan, F. Marenco, S. Petkovic, E. Marinou, B. Cvetkovic, C. Kontoes (2017): Development of a Dust Assimilation System for NMM-DREAM Model Based on MSG-SEVIRI Satellite Observations. Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences, 01/2017: pages 801-807; ISBN: 978-3-319-35094-3, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_115
  • [IntJ-2.54] C. Kontoes, S. Solomos, V. Amiridis, T. Herekakis (2017): Synergistic Satellite and Modeling Methods for the Description of Biomass Smoke Dispersion Over Complex Terrain. The FireHub Platform. Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences, 01/2017: pages 809-815; ISBN: 978-3-319-35094-3, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_116
  • [IntJ-2.55] Nikos Svigkas, Ioannis Papoutsis, Constantinos Loupasakis, Paraskevas Tsangaratos, Anastasia Kiratzi, Charalampos Haris Kontoes (2017): InSAR time-series monitoring of ground displacement trends in an industrial area (Oreokastro—Thessaloniki, Greece): detection of natural surface rebound and new tectonic insights. Environmental Earth Sciences 03/2017; 76(5):195., DOI:10.1007/s12665-017-6517-9
  • [IntJ-2.56] Ioanna Varkitzi, Anestis Trypitsidis, Alkis Astyakopoulos, Constantinos Rizogiannis, Beatriz Gómez Miguel, Alexia Tsouni, Konstantinos Topouzelis, Harris Kontoes, Ulrich Tagne, Fabio AL Vieira, Rafael Zurita, Sandra Silva, Vasilios Lykousis, Stelios CA Thomopoulos (2018), Designing innovative services for marine environment monitoring using earth-observation tools in the frame of the Pre-Commercial Procurement project MARINE-EO, AIP Journal (American Institute of Physics), submitted.
  • Panagiotis G. Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Hesham El-Askary, Michael Taylor, Antonis Gkikas, Emmanouil Proestakis, Charalampos Kontoes and Mohamed Mostafa El-Khayat (2018), Earth-Observation-Based Estimation and Forecasting of Particulate Matter Impact on Solar Energy in Egypt (2018),
  • Alexis Apostolakis, Stella Girtsou, Charalampos Kontoes, Ioannis Papoutsis, Michalis Tsoutsos, (2020), Implementation of a Random Forest classifier to examine wildfire predictive modelling in Greece using diachronically collected fire occurrence and fire mapping data, proceedings "27th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling", MultiMedia Modeling, Prague, Czech Republic, June 22–24, 2021, (Proceedings, Part I Editors: Lokoč, J., Skopal, T., Schoeffmann, K., Mezaris, V., Li, X., Vrochidis, S., Patras, I. (Eds.)) Prague, Czech Republic, Special session : "Multimodal Analysis and Retrieval of satellite images"
  • Muhagir El Kamali, Ioannis Papoutsis, Constantinos Loupasakis, Abdelgadir Abuelgasim, Khalid Omari, Charalampos Kontoes (2021), Monitoring of Land Surface Subsidence using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry Techniques and Ground Truth Data in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions, The Case of Remah, UAE, Science of the Total Environment, Volume 776, 1 July 2021, 145946, ELSEVIER,\
  • Maria Rousi, Vasileios Sitokonstantinou, Georgios Meditskos, Ioannis Papoutsis, Ilias Gialampoukidis, Alkiviadis Koukos, Vassilia Karathanassi, Thanassis Drivas, Stefanos Vrochidis, Charalampos Kontoes, Ioannis Kompatsiaris (2020), Semantically Enriched Crop Type Classification and Linked Earth Observation Data to Support the Common Agricultural Policy Monitor, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, PP529 - 552, DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3038152
  • Stavroula Alatza, Ioannis Papoutsis, Demitris Paradissis, Charalampos Kontoes, Gerassimos A Papadopoulos, Costas Raptakis (2020), InSAR Time-Series Analysis for Monitoring Ground Displacement Trends in the Western Hellenic Arc: The Kythira Island, Greece, Geosciences 2020, 10(8), 293;
  • Muhagir El Kamali, Abdelgadir Abuelgasim, Ioannis Papoutsis, Constantinos Loupasakis, Charalampos Kontoes (2020), A reasoned bibliography on SAR interferometry applications and outlook on big interferometric data processing, Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, Elsevier, DOI:
  • Nikos Svigkas, Constantinos Loupasakis, Paraskevas Tsangaratos, Ioannis Papoutsis, Anastasia Kiratzi, Charalambos Haris Kontoes (2020), A deformation study of Anthemountas graben (northern Greece) based on in situ data and new InSAR results, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Volume 13, Issue 13, Pages 1-13.
  • V Sitokonstantinou, T Drivas, A Koukos, I Papoutsis, C Kontoes (2020), Scalable distributed random forest classification for paddy rice mapping, zenodo. org, Volume 11
  • Panagiotis Kosmopoulos, Dimitris Kouroutsidis, Kyriakoula Papachristopoulou, Panagiotis Ioannis Raptis, Akriti Masoom, Yves-Marie Saint-Drenan, Philippe Blanc, Charalampos Kontoes, Stelios Kazadzis (2020), Short-Term Forecasting of Large-Scale Clouds Impact on Downwelling Surface Solar Irradiation, Energies, Volume 13, Issue 24, Pages 6555, DOI:
  • Nikos Svigkas, Constantinos Loupasakis, Ioannis Papoutsis, Charalampos Haris Kontoes, Stavroula Alatza, Ploutarchos Tzampoglou, Cristiano Tolomei, Thomas Spachos (2020), InSAR Campaign Reveals Ongoing Displacement Trends at High Impact Sites of Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki, Greece, Remote Sens. 2020, 12(15), 2396;
  • Ioannis Papoutsis, Charalampos Kontoes, Stavroula Alatza, Alexis Apostolakis, Constantinos Loupasakis (2020), InSAR Greece with Parallelized Persistent Scatterer Interferometry: A National Ground Motion Service for Big Copernicus Sentinel-1 Data, Remote Sens. 2020, 12(19), 3207;
  • Stavroula Alatza, Ioannis Papoutsis, Demitris Paradissis, Charalampos Kontoes, Gerassimos A Papadopoulos (2020), Multi-temporal InSAR analysis for monitoring ground deformation in Amorgos island, Greece, Sensors 2020, 20(2), 338;
  • Gerassimos Papadopoulos, Apostolos Agalos, Marinos Charalampakis, Charalampos Kontoes, Ioannis Papoutsis, Simone Atzori, Nikos Svigkas, Ioanna Triantafyllou (2019), Fault models for the Bodrum–Kos tsunamigenic earthquake (Mw6. 6) of 20 July 2017 in the east Aegean Sea,, Journal of Geodynamics, Volume 131, Pages 101646
  • Silas Michaelides, Charalampos Kontoes (2019), Earth surveillance and space-based monitoring of the environment: integrated approaches, Advances in Geosciences, Volume 47, Pages 17-19, Publisher Copernicus GmbH,
  • Nikos Svigkas, Simone Atzori, Anastasia Kiratzi, Cristiano Tolomei, Andrea Antonioli, Ioannis Papoutsis, Stefano Salvi, Charalampos Haris Kontoes (2019), On the Segmentation of the Cephalonia–Lefkada Transform Fault Zone (Greece) from an InSAR Multi-Mode Dataset of the Lefkada 2015 Sequence, Remote Sens. 2019, 11(16), 1848;
  • Elisavet Parselia, Charalampos Kontoes, Alexia Tsouni, Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Ioannis Kioutsioukis, Gkikas Magiorkinis, Nikolaos I Stilianakis (2019), Satellite earth observation data in epidemiological modeling of malaria, dengue and west nile virus: a scoping review, Remote Sens. 2019, 11(16), 1862;