Position: research scientist
Expertise: Physicist Oceanographer
Department: Ocean Physics
Kostas Tsiaras is a research scientist in the Institute of Oceanography of HCMR since 2001, working on multi-disciplinary numerical modeling. He has participated in several EU and national programs (DANUBS, MFSTEP, POSEIDON-II, AQUA-PLANNER/INTERREG III-A, SESAME, ECOOP, MEECE, REPRODUCE, MEDEX, SEAMAN, OPEC, TAPAS, CLAIM), using modelling tools to gain a better understanding of the marine ecosystem functioning and study the impact of changing climate and anthropogenic pressures (rivers inputs, atmospheric deposition, aquaculture, fisheries, plastic pollution etc). He has participated in the development of the operational ecosystem model that provides basin scale (Mediterranean) short-term predictions as part of the HCMR POSEIDON forecasting system. He has also participated in the development of a full-life cycle individual based model (IBM), describing the anchovy fish stock dynamics in the N. Aegean. His modelling work mainly concerns the Mediterranean marine environment, but also the Black Sea and Red Sea ecosystems. Kostas Tsiaras has provided technical and scientific assistance to several PhD and MSc students. His research interests include the development of numerical models of biochemical processes and hydrodynamics, data assimilation techniques, Lagrangian individual based models (fish, marine litter), impact of climate change on marine ecosystems, environmental impact of aquaculture. He has thirty-six (36) publications in peer-reviewed journals. He received his master’s degree in Physical Oceanography from the University of Athens, Greece and holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece.
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