Digital Ocean Forum 2024


Michalis Vousdoukas

Joint Research Centre

Researcher in Coastal Oceanography

Dr Michalis I. Vousdoukas is a coastal oceanographer. He graduated at the Chemical Engineering Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2002). After being awarded his PhD on coastal morphodynamics (2006) he has worked at the NATO Underwater Research Center (Italy), IFREMER (France), University of Algarve (Portugal), University of Hannover (Germany), and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). He has been involved in several European and national research projects, dealing with monitoring and modelling of nearshore morphodynamic processes. Since 2013 he is developing tools and methodologies allowing to assess climate change impacts along the European and global coastlines. These efforts cover the whole spectrum from hazard, to impact and adaptation; including large-scale ocean modelling, exposure datasets and risk assessment. He is author of more than 70 scientific journal papers, 2 book chapters and several international policy and technical reports. He regularly acts as invited expert for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in activities supporting climate change adaptation and sustainability. He also acted as Contributing Author to the IPCC Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report: Chapter 12 (Climate change information for regional impact and for risk assessment), and as lead author to the 1st MedECC Assessment Report (MAR1). He has 20 years of experience in developing numerical models of ocean processes from local to global scales which he is currently trying to develop into a Digital Twin of the World's Oceans with emphasis on climate change impacts.

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