Dr. Ioannis N. Daliakopoulos

Postdoctoral Fellow – Engineer Environmental Eng. Ph.D., M.A.Sc. Water Resources

(2011)  Doctoral Degree, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece.
Doctoral Thesis: “Uncertainty Assessment in Water Resources Management at Watershed Level with the Use of a Meteorological Radar”

(2005)  M.A.Sc Diploma in Water Resources, McMaster University Canada, Department. of Civil Engineering.
Master Thesis: “Groundwater Level Forecasting Using Artificial Neural Networks”
Supervisor: Professor Paulin Coulibaly

(2003)  Engineering Diploma, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece.

Work experience

(WΕ1) Employment at the Research Lab of Water Resources and Coastal Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete in the following research projects:

Employment at the Research Lab of Water Resources and Coastal Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete in the following research projects:

  • SOILCARE: Soil Care for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe (H2020-SFS-2015-2) (3/2016-today)
  • RECARE: Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care (Collaborative Large Integrated Project, FP7-ENV.2013.6.2-4) (11/2013-today)
  • CASCADE: CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands; how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation (Collaborative Large Integrated Project, FP7-ENV-2012)(5/2012-today)
  • SIMFLOOD: High Resolution Satellite Imagery for Floodplain Mapping, European Space Agency (5/2011-4/2012)
  • COMBINE: Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for better climate prediction and projection (Integrated Project), FP7-ENV-2008-1 (4/2011-5/2011)
  • WATCH: WATer & global CHance (Integrated Project)  Sixth Framework Programme – Global Change and Ecosystems Priority – 4th Call Paragraph II.1.1 Global Water Cycle, Water Resources and Droughts) (11/2010-3/2011).
  • SCENES: Water Scenarios for Europe and for Neighboring States (Integrated Project), Sub-Priority 6.3 – Global Change and Ecosystems,  Sub-priority research area – II.4 Scenarios of water demand and availability, Topic – II.4.1 Water scenarios for Europe and for neighbouring countries (5/2009-10/2010)
  • HYDRATE: Hydrometeorological data resources and technologies for effective flash flood forecasting Sixth Framework Programme – Global Change and Ecosystems Priority – 4th Call Paragraph II.1.2 “Flash Flood forecasting (4/2008-8/2009)
  • Flash Flood Forecasting with the Use of C-Band Radar in the Island of Crete: General Secretariat for Research and Technology, International S & T Cooperation Directorate – Bilateral Relations Division, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between RTD Organizations in Greece and RTD Organizations in USA & Canada (11/2006-3/2008)
  • HarmoniRiB: European Community EC-RS (Energy, environment and sustainable development Key Action 1: Sustainable Management and Quality of Water, Harmonized Techniques and Representative River Basin Data for Assessment and Use of Uncertainty Information in Integrated Water Management (4/2005-9/2006)
  • Environmental Database for Chania Prefecture: Web-Site Development, Local Authority of Municipalities of Chania, Crete (9/2002-6/2003).

Research interests

Water Resources Management, Extreme Weather Events (floods, droughts), Climate Change, Image Processing of Remote Sensing products, Weather Radar Hydrology, Data Mining with the use of advanced tools (Neural Networks, Optimization Algorithms, etc.), data uncertainty and risk assessment.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

(J20)    Alexakis, D.D., Mexis, P.D., Vozinaki, A.E.K., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Tsanis, I.K., 2016 “Retrieval of Soil Moisture content using Sentinel-1 and auxiliary remote sensing products. A hydrological approach” Journal of Hydrology (submitted).

(J19)    Riva, M.J., Baeza, J., Bautista, S., Christoforou, M., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Hadjimitsis, D., Keizer, J.J., Liniger, H., Quaranta, G., Ribeiro, C., Salvia, R., Tsanis, I.K., Urgeghe, A., Valdecantos, A., Schwilch, G., 2016. A method for resilience assessment in Mediterranean socio-ecological systems. Ecology and Society (submitted).

(J18)    Stolte, J., Tesfai, M., Hessel, R., Anaya-Romero, M., Borrelli, P., Bruggeman, A., Berglund,K., Berglund, Ö., Camera, C., Daliakopoulos,I.N., Geissen, V., Siebielec, G., Keizer, J.J., Kirkby, M.J.,  Morari, F., Frelih Larsen, A., Madejón, P., Marañón, T., Panagos, P., Ritsema, C.J., Schjønning, P., Schwilch, G., Szolgay, J., Tibbett, M., Tsanis, I.K., Van Delden, H., Jan J.H. van den Akker, Verheijen, F.G.A., Olimpia Vrinceanu, N., Øygarden, L., 2016. “Soil threats in Europe: status, interactions and effects on soil functions”. Earth-Science Reviews (submitted)

(J17)    Daliakopoulos, I.N, Tsanis, I.K., 2016. A SIFT-based DEM extraction approach using GEOEYE-1 satellite stereo-pairs. Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science (under review)

(J16)    Daliakopoulos, I.N., Tsanis I.K., Koutroulis, A., Kourgialas N., Varouchakis, E., Karatzas P., Ritsema C., 2014. The Threat of Soil Salinity: a European scale review. Science of the Total Environment (under revision).

(J15)    Grillakis, M.G., Koutroulis, A.G., Papadimitriou, L.V., Daliakopoulos, I.N. and Tsanis, I.K., 2016. Climate induced shifts in global soil temperature regimes. Soil Science (accepted)

(J14)    Daliakopoulos I.N., Pappa, P., Grillakis, M.G., Varouchakis, E.A., Tsanis, I.K., 2016. Modelling soil salinity in greenhouse cultivations under a changing climate with SALTMED: Model modification and application in Timpaki, Crete. Soil Science (accepted)

(J13)    Daliakopoulos, I.N., Tsanis I.K., 2015. Comparison of an Artificial Neural Network and a Conceptual Rainfall-Runoff Model in the Simulation of Ephemeral Streams. Hydrological Sciences Journal DOI:10.1080/02626667.2016.1154151.

(J12)      Panagea I.S., Daliakopoulos I.N., Tsanis, I.K., Schwilch, G., 2016. Evaluation of promising technologies for soil salinity amelioration in Timpaki (Crete): a Participatory Approach. Solid Earth Solid Earth, 7, 177-190. DOI: 10.5194/se-7-177-2016

(J11)      Koutroulis, A. G., Grillakis M.G., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Tsanis I.K., and Jacob D., 2015. Cross sectoral impacts on water availability at +2 °C and +3 °C for east Mediterranean island states: the case of Crete. Journal of Hydrology 532, pp. 16-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.11.015

(J10)    Daliakopoulos, I.N, Tsanis, I.K., 2014. Climate Induced Catastrophic Shifts in Pastoralism Systems Managed Under the Maximum Sustainable Yield Model. International Journal of Operational Research 14 (2) pp. 177-188

(J09)    Tsanis, I.K., Seiradakis, K.D., Daliakopoulos I.N., Grillakis, M.G., Koutroulis, A.G., 2013. Assessment of Geoeye-1 Stereo-Pair Generated DEM in Flood Mapping of an Ungauged Basin. Journal of Hydroinformatics 16 (1) pp. 1–18

(J08)    Koutroulis, A.G., Tsanis, I.K. Daliakopoulos, I.N., Jacob, D., 2012. Impact of climate change on water resources status: a case study for Crete Island, Greece. Journal of Hydrology 479 (4) pp. 146-158.

(J07)    Daliakopoulos, I.N., Tsanis, I.K., 2011. A weather radar data processing module for storm analysis. Journal of Hydroinformatics. Journal of Hydroinformatics 14 (2) pp. 332-344. DOI: 10.2166/hydro.2011.118

(J06)    Tsanis, I.K., Koutroulis, A.G., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Jacob, D., 2011. Severe climate-induced water shortage and extremes in Crete. Climatic Change 106 (4), pp. 667-677.

(J05)    Koutroulis, A.G., Tsanis, I.K., Daliakopoulos, I.N., 2010. Seasonality of floods and their hydrometeorologic characteristics in the island of Crete. Journal of Hydrology 394 (1-2), pp. 90-100.

(J04)    Daliakopoulos, I.N., Grillakis, E.G., Koutroulis, A.G., Tsanis, I.K., 2009. Tree crown detection on multispectral VHR satellite imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 75 (10), pp. 1201-1211.

(J03)    E. Gaume, V. Bain, P. Bernardara, O. Newinger, M. Barbuc, A. Bateman, L. Blaškovičová, G. Blöschl, M. Borga, A. Dumitrescu, I. Daliakopoulos, J. Garcia, A. Irimescu, S. Kohnova, A. Koutroulis, L. Marchi, S. Matreata, V. Medina, E. Preciso, D. Sempere-Torres, G. Stancalie, J. Szolgay, I. Tsanis, D. Velasco, A. Viglione, 2009. A compilation of data on European flash floods . Journal of Hydrology 367 (1-2), pp. 70-78.

(J02)    Tsanis I.K., Coulibaly, P., Daliakopoulos, I.N., 2008. Improving groundwater level forecasting with a feedforward neural network and linearly regressed projected precipitation. Journal of Hydroinformatics 10 (4) 317–330.

(J01)    Daliakopoulos, I.N., Coulibaly, P., Tsanis, I.K., 2005. Groundwater Level Forecasting Using Artificial Neural Networks, Journal of Hydrology, 309, 229 – 240.

Conference Proceedings

(C26)     Apostolakis, Α., Wagner, Κ., Daliakopoulos, Ι.Ν., Tsanis, Ι.Κ., 2016. Greenhouse Soil Moisture Deficit under Saline Irrigation and Climate Change. 2nd EWaS International Conference, June 1-4, Chania, Greece

(C25)     Alexakis, D.D., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Panagea, I.S., Tsanis, I.K., 2016. Assessing Soil Salinity with the use of WorldView-2 Hyperspectral Images in Timpaki, Crete. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU2016-15418.

(C24)     Mexis, P.D., Alexakis, D.D., Daliakopoulos I.N, Tsanis, I.K., 2016. Using Sentinel-1 and Landsat 8 satellite images to estimate surface soil moisture. An Artificial Neural Network approach. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU2016-13782.

(C23)     Daliakopoulos, I.N., Wagner, K., Grillakis, G.M., Apostolakis, A., Tsanis, I.K., 2016. An Open-source Low-cost Portable Apparatus for Soil Fauna Sampling. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU2016-16745-2.

(C22)      Daliakopoulos, I.N., Alexakis, D.D, Panagea, I.S., Tsanis, I.K., 2015. Assessing Soil Salinity with the Use of WorldView-2 Hyperspectral Images in Timpaki, Crete: Preliminary Results. Geophysical Research Abstracts.

(C21)      Daliakopoulos I.N., Grillakis, E.G., Tsanis, I.K., 2015. Observed and Projected Aridity Trends in the CASCADE Project Mediterranean Drylands. Geophysical Research Abstracts.

(C20)      Pappa P., Daliakopoulos I.N., Tsanis, I.K., Varouchakis E.A., 2015. Impact Assessment of Salinization Affected Soil on Greenhouse Crops using SALTMED. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 17, EGU2015-950.

(C19)      Panagea I.S., Daliakopoulos I.N., Tsanis, I.K., Schwilch, G., 2015. Evaluation of Soil Salinity Amelioration Technologies in Timpaki, Crete. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 17, EGU2015-533.

(C18)      Daliakopoulos, I.N. and Tsanis I.K., 2014. Comparison of SIFT and SURF based DEM extraction approaches on a GEOEYE-1 satellite stereo-pair. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-14598.

(C17)      Chochlidakis, C., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Tsanis I.K., 2014. Comparison of a Neural Network and a Conceptual Model for Rainfall-Runoff Modelling with Monthly Input. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-3905.

(C16)      Tsanis I.K. and Daliakopoulos, I.N., 2013. Assessment of a SIFT-based DEM extraction approach using GEOEYE-1 satellite stereo-pairs in flood mapping of an ungauged basin. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol. 2013, EEP 020.

(C15)      Daliakopoulos, I.N. and Tsanis I.K., 2013. Catastrophic Shifts in Mismanaged Grazing Systems under a Changing Climate. 133rd EAAE Seminar, MAICH, Chania, Greece.

(C13)      Daliakopoulos, I.N. and Tsanis I.K., 2013. GEOEYE-1 Satellite Stereo-Pair DEM Extraction Using Scale-Invariant Feature Transform on a Parallel Processing Platform. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-4482, 2013.

(C12)      Daliakopoulos, I.N. and Tsanis I.K., 2012. Reducing weather radar measurement uncertainty with the use of digital data filtering. ERAD 2012, Toulouse France

(C11)      Daliakopoulos, I.N. and Tsanis I.K., Uncertainty in precipitation field estimations from radar and raingauge measurements. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-5817, 2011.

(C10)      Tsanis I.K., I.N. Daliakopoulos, K.G. Seiradakis, Koutroulis A.G., Improving flood risk assessment using a satellite stereo-pair high resolution DEM. EGU2011-5905. NH1.2/AS4.7/HS12.6. Hydrometeorological modeling and Earth observations under extremes: issues of scale, dependence and robust frameworks for collective risk assessment.

(C09)      Tsanis, I. K., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Koutroulis, A.G., Jacob, D., 2010. Future Trends of Water Availability in the Island of Crete. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-9488

(C08)      I. K. Tsanis, A.G. Koutroulis, I. N. Daliakopoulos, E.G. Grillakis, 2010. Studying the hydro-meteorological extremes. The benefits from the European Flash Flood research oriented HYDRATE project. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-8744

(C07)      I. N. Daliakopoulos, I. K. Tsanis, 2010. Radar data pre-processing for reliable rain field estimation. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-10365

(C06)      N. M, Papastefanakis, I. K. Tsanis, I. N. Daliakopoulos, 2009. Post event flash flood analysis in ungauged watersheds. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-5111-1, 2009

(C05)      Tsanis, I.K., Daliakopoulos, I.N., Koutroulis, A.G., 2008. Flash flood reconstruction in an ungauged watershed: the case of Almyrida basin, Crete, Greece.  Floodrisk, Oxford, UK

(C04)      L. Marchi, E. Gaume, V. Bain, M. Sangati, A. Bateman, L. Bonnifait, M. Borga, B. Boudevillain, F. Comiti, V. Craciuenscu, I. Daliakopoulos, G. Delrieu, A. Gobbi, O. Horvat, L. Mao, V. Medina, L. Picco, J. Podolinska, N. Pogačnik, E. Preciso, K. Seiradakis, G. Stancalie, 2008. Methods of Post Flood Field Investigation: Lessons learned from trial on Selščica Sora River, Slovenia. Oral presentation at the European Geophysical Union 2008 General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

(C03)      I.K., Tsanis, A.G Koutroulis, I.N. Daliakopoulos, S. Michaelides, 2008. Storm analysis and precipitation distribution of the flash flood in Almyrida basin, Crete. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-09498

(C02)      I. N. Daliakopoulos, A. G. Koutroulis, I.K. Tsanis, 2006. Uncertainty assessment in historical precipitation time series. Vol. 8, EGU06-A-03034.

(C01)      Daliakopoulos, I.N., Coulibaly, P., Tsanis, I.K., 2004. Groundwater Level Forecasting Using Artificial Neural Networks. Poster presentation in the American Geophysical Union 2004 Joint Assembly, Montreal, Canada.

Other scientific publications & reports

(P08)     Panagea I.S., Daliakopoulos I.N., Tsanis, I.K., Schwilch, G., 2015. Evaluation of Soil Salinity Amelioration Technologies in Timpaki, Crete: a Participatory Approach. Solid Earth Discuss., 7, 2775-2805. doi:10.5194/sed-7-2775-2015

(P07)     Tsanis, I.K. and Daliakopoulos, I.N., 2015. “State of Degradation & Conservation in the RECARE Case Study Sites: Case Study descriptions”, Deliverable 3.1 in “RECARE: Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care” FP7 Project, ENV.2013.6.2-4- Sustainable land care in Europe. Grant agreement no: 603498.

(P06)     Tsanis, I.K. and Daliakopoulos, I.N., 2015. “Drivers of Change in the CASCADE Study Sites”, Deliverable 2.2 in “CASCADE: Catastrophic shifts in drylands: how can we prevent ecosystem degradation?” FP7 Project, ENV.2011.2.1.4-2 – Behaviour of ecosystems, thresholds and tipping points. Grant agreement no: 283068

(P05)     Daliakopoulos, I.N. and Tsanis, I.K., 2014. “Greece: Agro-pastoral over-exploitation and its implications in Messara Valley (Crete)” in CIHEAM Watch Letter No28 “Land Issues in the Mediterranean Countries”

(P04)     Tsanis, I.K. and Daliakopoulos, I.N., 2014. “Historical evolution of dryland ecosystems”, Deliverable 2.1 in “CASCADE: Catastrophic shifts in drylands: how can we prevent ecosystem degradation?” FP7 Project, ENV.2011.2.1.4-2 – Behaviour of ecosystems, thresholds and tipping points. Grant agreement no: 283068.

(P03)     Tsanis, I.K., A.G. Koutroulis, I.N. Daliakopoulos. “Water Assessment Report for Crete Basins” WATCH FP6, PRIORITY 1.1.6.3, Global Change and Ecosystems. Deliverable 6.4.2a., Work Block 6. Translating the global water cycle system to basins for water resources applications.

(P02)     Tsanis, I.K., Koutsogiannaki I.G., Daliakopoulos I.N. and Koutroulis A.G. 2008. Report on development of protocols for assessing data uncertainties variability and feedbacks, SCENES Deliverable 1.2, Work Package 1. Driving Forces and Policy Measures, Task 1.5.4, Technical University of Crete, Crete, Greece”.

(P01)     Tsanis, I.K., A.G. Koutroulis, I.N. Daliakopoulos, 2006. “Geropotamou basin, Greece – A Harmonib Case Study” Intermediate Report, Harmonized Techniques and Representative River Basin Data for Assessment and Use of Uncertainty Information in Integrated Water Management (HarmoniRiB),  European Community EC-RS (Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Key Action 1: Sustainable Management and Quality of Water, (3 reports).

Language skills

English: Certificate of Proficiency in English, Cambridge University.

English: Certificate of Proficiency in English, Translation from & into Greek, Cambridge University.

French: Delf 1, Athens French institute

Computer Skills:

Operation Systems: Windows, Linux

Office Suites: MS Office, Openoffice

Programming Languages: C++, Matlab, Visual Basic.NET, C#, PHP, SQL, FORTRAN

Design Packages: AutoCAD

GIS Packages: ArcView, ArcMap, ArcIMS

Satellite imagery processing software: ERDAS

Environmental Software: MIKE, GMS, HEC, QUAL23E, SWMM, EPANET

Community service

(CS1)    Private for the Hellenic Army (HA) at the Hellenic Ministry of Defense with duties to guard high security facilities (9 months), provide Environmental Engineering consulting services (4 months) and interpret in English for the Command Center of the HA. (May 2011 – January 2012)

Other activities

Sailing, traveling, coding

 

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