Dr. Manolis G. Grillakis

Postdoctoral Fellow –Research Engineer

Specialized on hydrological processes modeling, climate data bias correction, climate change impact assessment.

 

Current position:  Research engineer at HELIX FP7 – Postdoctoral research fellow at School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete

Previous: IMPACT2C FP7 – ECLISE FP7 – CASCADE FP7 – COMBINE FP7 – WATCH FP6 – SIMFLOOD – HYDRATE FP6 – SATFLOOD Cyprus

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Grillakis, M. G., Koutroulis, A. G., Komma, J., Tsanis, I. K., Wagner, W., & Blöschl, G. (2016). Initial soil moisture effects on flash flood generation – A comparison between basins of contrasting hydro-climatic conditions. Journal of Hydrology. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.007
  2. Grillakis, M. G., Koutroulis, A. G., Seiradakis, K. D., & Tsanis, I. K. (2016). Implications of 2 °C global warming in European summer tourism. Climate Services. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2016.01.002
  3. Koutroulis, A. G., Grillakis, M. G., Tsanis, I. K., & Papadimitriou, L. (2015). Evaluation of precipitation and temperature simulation performance of the CMIP3 and CMIP5 historical experiments. Climate Dynamics. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-015-2938-x
  4. Koutroulis A.G., Grillakis M.G., Daliakopoulos I.N., et al (2016) Cross sectoral impacts on water availability at +2°C and +3°C for east Mediterranean island states: The case of Crete. J Hydrol 532:16–28. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.11.015
  5. Grillakis MG, Koutroulis AG, Tsanis IK (2015) The 2 °C global warming effect on summer European tourism through different indices. Int J Biometeorol. doi: 10.1007/s00484-015-1115-6
  6. Koutroulis, A.G., Grillakis, M.G., Tsanis, I.K., Jacob, D., “Exploring the ability of current climate information to facilitate local climate services for the water sector”, Earth Perspectives, 2015, 2:6  doi:10.1186/s40322-015-0032-5
  7. Papadimitriou L V., Koutroulis AG, Grillakis MG, Tsanis IK (2015) High-end climate change impact on European water availability and stress: exploring the presence of biases. Hydrol Earth Syst Sci Discuss 12:7267–7325. doi: 10.5194/hessd-12-7267-2015
  8. Panagea, I.S., Tsanis, I.K., Koutroulis, A.G., Grillakis, M.G., “Climate change impact on Photovoltaic Energy Output: The case of Greece”, Advances in Meteorology, Vol. 2014, Article ID: 264506, 11 pages, July 2014.
  9. D. Alexakis, M.G. Grillakis, A.G. Koutroulis, A. Agapiou, K. Themistocleous, I.K. Tsanis, S. Michaelides, S. Pashiardis, C. Demetriou, K. Aristeidou, A. Retalis, F. Tymvios, D.G. Hadjimitsis, “GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques for the Assessment of Land Use Changes Impact on Flood Hydrology: the Case Study of Yialias Basin in Cyprus”, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14, 413-426, 2014, February 2014.
  10. Tsanis, I.K., Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis, A.G., Jacob D., “Reducing uncertainty on global precipitation projections”, Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change, 5:178, 2014.
  11. Tsanis I.K., Seiradakis K.D., Daliakopoulos I.N., Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis A.G., “Assessment of Geoeye-1 Stereo-Pair Generated DEM in Flood Mapping of an Ungauged Basin”, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 16 (1), 1-18, 2014.
  12. Vrochidou A.-E.K., Grillakis M.G., Tsanis I.K., “Drought Assessment Based on Multi-Model Precipitation Projections for the Island of Crete”, Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change, 4: 158, August 2013.
  13. Grillakis M. G., Koutroulis A. G., Tsanis I.K., “Multisegment statistical bias correction of daily GCM precipitation output”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1–13, April 2013.
  14. Vrochidou, A.-E.K.; Tsanis, I.K.; Grillakis, M.G.; Koutroulis, A.G., “The impact of climate change on hydrometeorological droughts at a basin scale”, Journal of Hydrology, 476, 290-301, January 2013.
  15. Koutroulis A.G., Grillakis, M.G., Tsanis I.K., V. Kotroni and K. Lagouvardos, “Lightning activity, rainfall and flash flooding. Occasional or interrelated events? A case study in the island of Crete”. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 12, 881-891, April 2012.
  16. Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis A.G., Tsanis I.K, “Climate change impact on the hydrology of Spencer Creek watershed in Southern Ontario, Canada”, Journal of Hydrology, 409(1-2), 1-19, October 2011.
  17. Grillakis, M.G., Tsanis, I.K., Koutroulis, A.G., “Application of the HBV hydrological model in a flash flood case in Slovenia”, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10, 2713-2725, December 2010.
  18. Daliakopoulos, Ι.Ν, G. Grillakis, A.G. Koutroulis, Tsanis, I.K., “Tree Crown Detection on Multispectral VHR Satellite Imagery”, 75(3), Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 75(10), 1201-1211, October 2009.

 

Peer‑reviewed conference proceedings and posters

  • Tsanis I.K., Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis A.G., “Mapping the vulnerability of European summer tourism at a 2oC globally warmer climate”, European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, 12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark (poster)
  • Tsanis I.K., Papadimitriou L., Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis A.G., “The effect of bias adjustment in modeling global terrestrial water cycle and extremes”, European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, 12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark (poster)
  • Tsanis I.K., Grillakis M., Varouchakis E., Koutroulis A., Seiradakis K., “Assessing regression kriging for its ability to represent precipitation fields over complex terrain using different gauging network densities”, EGU2015, Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015 (poster)
  • Grillakis M., Koutroulis A., Tsanis I.K., Jacob D., “Projections of European summer tourism demand at a +2 degrees warmer climate”, EGU2015-9448, Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015 (poster)
  • Daliakopoulos I., Grillakis M., Tsanis I.K., “Observed and Projected Aridity Trends in the CASCADE Project Mediterranean Drylands”, EGU2015-10497, Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015 (poster)
  • Koutroulis A.G., Tsanis I.K., Grillakis M.G., Jacob D., “Assessing the ability of current climate information to facilitate local climate services for the water sector”, EGU2014-4006, Vienna, Austria, 27 April–2 May 2014 (poster)
  • Grillakis M.G., Panagea I., Koutroulis A.G., Tsanis I.K., “Estimating the efficiency of P/V systems under a changing climate–the case study of Greece”, EGU2014-3969, Vienna, Austria, 27 April–2 May 2014 (poster)
  • Tsanis I.K., Koutroulis A.G., Grillakis M.G., Konstantopoulos K., Jacob D., “Estimating the impact of +2 degrees of global warming on European Tourism”, EGU2014-3988, Vienna, Austria, 27 April–2 May 2014 (poster)
  • Grillakis M. G., Koutroulis A. G., Tsanis I.K. “Piece wise statistical bias correction for daily precipitation” International Conference on Regional Climate – CORDEX 2013, A partnership between WCRP, the European Commission and IPCC, Brussels, Belgium, 4-7 November 2013 (poster)
  • Alexakis D.D., A.G. Koutroulis, G. Grillakis, A. Agapiou, K. Themistocleous, I.K. Tsanis, D.G. Hadjimitsis. “Using spatio-temporal Marcov model for Flood mapping: The case study of Yialias river in Cyprus”. Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology. SPIE Remote Sensing. ERS13-RS101-88. Internationales Congress Center, Dresden, Germany, 23-26 September 2013.
  • Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis A.G., Tsanis I.K., Alexakis D.D., Hadjimitsis D.G., “Examination of land use change effect on extreme hydrological events. A case study of Gialias basin in Cyprus”, EGU2013-4519, Vienna, Austria, 7–12 April 2013 (poster)
  • Tsanis I.K., Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis A.G., Jacob D., “Developing local climate services to support climate adaptation policies for Greek region”, EGU2013-4462, Vienna, Austria, 7–12 April 2013 (poster)
  • Koutroulis A.G., Grillakis M.G., Tsanis I.K., “Comparison of precipitation simulation performance by the CMIP3 and new CMIP5 models”, EGU2013-4435, Vienna, Austria, 7–12 April 2013 (poster)
  • Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis A.G., Tsanis I.K., Ulbrich U., “A multi-segment approach to statistical bias correction of GCM precipitation output”, EGU 2012, Vienna, Austria, 22–27 April 2012.
  • Tsanis I.K., Grillakis M.G., Polcher J., “Assessing the climate change impact on the hydrology of Spencer Creek watershed based on RCMs and an interpolated GCM”, EGU2012,Vienna, Austria, 22–27 April 2012.
  • Koutroulis A.G., G. Grillakis, I.K. Tsanis, V. Kotroni, K. Lagouvardos. “Examining correlation between lightning activity, rainfall and flash flooding. A case study in the island of Crete”, 13, 13th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms, Savona, Italy, 7–9 September 2011.
  • Grillakis M.G.K. Tsanis., A.G. Koutroulis. “Parsimony in flash flood hydrological modeling. An application on Slovenia 2007 event”. EGU2011, Geophysical Extremes: Scaling representations and their applications, Vienna, Austria, 03–08 April 2011.
  • Koutroulis A.G., Grillakis M.G., K. Tsanis, V. Kotroni, K. Lagouvardos. “Lightning activity, rainfall and flash flooding. Occasional or interrelated events? A case study in the island of Crete”, 12th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms, Corfu Island, Greece, 1–4 Sept. 2010.
  • Grillakis, M.G. and I.K. Tsanis, Integrated flash flood analysis in ungauged watersheds, 12th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms, Corfu Island, Greece, 1–4 Sept. 2010.
  • Tsanis, I.K., A.G. Koutroulis, I.N. Daliakopoulos, E.G. Grillakis, Studying the hydro-meteorological extremes. The benefits from the European Flash Flood research oriented HYDRATE project. EGU2010-8744, Vienna, May 5-7, 2010.
  • Tsanis, I.K., G. Grillakis, G. Blöschl and N. Pogacnik. The HBV spatially distributed flash flood forecasting model – The Slovenia case study, EGU2009, Vienna, April 20-21, 2009.
  • Tsanis I. K., L. Alfieri, A. Koutroulis, M. Grillakis, L. Papadimitriou, L. Feyen, M. Vousdoukas, E. Voukouvalas), M. Rozsai, A. Kitous, P. Ciais, X. Wang, K. Wyser, R. A. Betts. .The impact of high-end climate change scenarios over Europe – Key Risks of Climate Change. International Scientific Conference – Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 1-10 July 2015, Paris, France.
  • Koutroulis A.G., Grillakis M.G., Tsanis I.K. Studying the climate change impact at 2 degree warming on Water Resources for the island of Crete: A cross-sectoral approach. Multi-sectoral analysis of risks to climate change (hot spots) at 2 °C warming. International Scientific Conference – Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 1-10 July 2015, Paris, France.

 

Technical Report Series

  • K. Tsanis, A.G. Koutroulis, M.G. Grillakis. Cross sectoral impacts on water availability at +2°C and +3°C for east Mediterranean island states: the case of Crete. Deliverable 11.1. July 2015, pp. 35
  • Alfieri, I.K. Tsanis, L. Papadimitriou, A. Koutroulis, M. Grillakis, L. Feyen, M. Vousdoukas, E. Voukouvalas. Evaluation of regional impact models against observed trends or recent extreme events. Deliverable: 7.3, April 2015, pp. 53.
  • Alfieri, I.K. Tsanis, L. Papadimitriou, A. Koutroulis, M. Grillakis, L. Feyen, M. Vousdoukas, E. Voukouvalas, A. Kitous, M. Rozsai, J. Carlos Ciscar, X. Wang, P. Ciais. Fast-track assessment of biophysical impacts and selected socio-economic impacts at 4°C using EURO CORDEX RCM projections. Deliverable: 7.2, April 2015, pp. 108.
  • Alfieri, I.K. Tsanis, L. Papadimitriou, A. Koutroulis, M. Grillakis, L. Feyen, M. Vousdoukas, E. Voukouvalas, A. Kitous, M. Rozsai, J. Carlos Ciscar, X. Wang, P. Ciais. Overview of existing observed climate and impacts data for Europe, example extreme events, and adaptation strategies, Deliverable: 7.1, October 2014, pp. 50.
  • Tsanis, I.K., G. Grillakis, A.G. Koutroulis. “High resolution future solar energy projections for the island of Crete”. ECLISE collaborative FP7 research project under the Environment Programme of the European Commission, Deliverable 6.15. (February 2014).
  • Tsanis, I.K., A.G. Koutroulis, G. Grillakis. “Climate change effect on hydro-meteorologic variables related to water budget and precipitation extremes for the region of Crete”. ECLISE collaborative FP7 research project under the Environment Programme of the European Commission, Deliverable 5.5. (February 2014).
  • Tsanis, I.K., G. Grillakis, A.G. Koutroulis. “Rainfall and Temperature extremes for Greek Cities”. ECLISE collaborative FP7 research project under the Environment Programme of the European Commission, Deliverable 5.5. (February 2014).
  • Tsanis, I.K., Grillakis, M.G., “SATFLOOD Ensemble hydrological/hydraulic simulation of flood prone areas of Cyprus”: Technical report TR16 – Hydraulic simulation and analysis results. April 2013.

 

Honours

  • 2003‑2004       Performance award as the student with the highest degree from Michailaki Emmanouil.
  • 2003‑2004       Performance award as the student with the highest degree from Greek State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ)
  • 2004‑2005       Performance award as the student with the highest degree from Michailaki Emmanouil.
  • 2004‑2005       Performance award as the student with the highest degree from Greek State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ)
  • 2006-2007       Scholarship for the acceptance in the Master Degree program ‘’Environmental and sanity engineering’’ as the student with the highest degree.
  • 2006-2007       Performance award as the student with the highest semester degree on the Master degree program ‘’Environmental and sanity engineering’’.

 

 

Participation on intenational projects

  • H2020 IMPREX: IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological Extremes (2015-2019)
  • HELIX: High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes. ENV.2013.6.1-3 Impacts of higher-end scenarios (global average warming > 2 °C with respect to pre-industrial level) – FP7-ENV-2013 (2013-2017)
  • CASCADE: CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation?  Collaborative Project/ Large Scale Integrated Project FP7-ENV-2011 (2012-2017)
  • IMPACT2C: Quantifying projected impacts under 2°C warming. Collaborative project/Large-scale integrating project, FP7-ENV-2011 (2011-2015)
  • ECLISE: Enabling CLimate Information Services for Europe – Programme “Environment” FP7-ENV-2010.1.1.4-1. Underpinning work to enable provision of local scale climate information (2011-2014)
  • SATFLOOD: Integrated Use of Satellite Remote Sensing and Hydraulic Modelling for the Flood Risk Assessment at Catchment Scale in Cyprus, Institute for Research Advancement, Nicosia, Cyprus (2011-2013)
  • COMBINE: Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for better climate prediction and projection (Integrated Project), FP7-ENV-2008-1 (2009-2013)
  • SIMFLOOD: High Resolution Satellite Imagery for Floodplain Mapping, European Space Agency (ESA) (2009-2011)
  • WATCH: WATer & global CHange (Integrated Project), Sixth Framework Programme – Global Change and Ecosystems Priority – 4th Call Paragraph II.1.1 Global Water Cycle, Water Resources and Droughts (2008-2012)
  • 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 (2007-2011).
  • 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 (2007-2010).

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