Invited Speakers

Understanding continental deformation and fault mechanics using space geodesy: examples from the Aegean

Dr Athanassios Ganas holds a BSc degree in Geology from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (1986), an MSc in Structural Geology from Carleton University, Ottawa (1990) and a PhD in Geological Remote Sensing and Earth Sciences from the University of Reading, UK (1997). His expertise is Seismotectonics - Neotectonics – Fault mechanics - Remote Sensing / Earth Observation including Stress Transfer, Tectonic Geomorphology, InSAR and GNSS networks. He was a Principal Investigator for the European Space Agency (ESA) – ERS and ENVISAT missions. He has published 128 peer-reviewed papers in major international journals (JGR-Solid Earth, EPSL, GRL, GJI, Nature-SR, Tectonophysics, Geomorphology etc.). He has 2959 citations on the Scopus Index (h-index = 32). In 2018 he was a Visiting Professor at the GNSS Centre of Wuhan University (China) and at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France). He has received 3 Academy of Athens Awards. He has coordinated and participated in 55 international (including EU, NATO etc.) and National research projects. His funding record for the period 2000-2022 exceeds the amount of 2.0M Euros. During 2009 – 2022 he served as Member of the Greek National Committee for Seismic Hazard Assessment. Since March 2010 he is an elected Member of the Executive Board of the Geological Society of Greece (Vice-President during 2016-2018). He served as President of the Remote Sensing Committee of the Geological Society of Greece (2018-2020) and of the Tectonics Committee (2016-2018). He now serves as elected President of Geological Society of Greece (2021-2023). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece (BGSG) for 2016-2023 During 2010-2017 he served as regular member at the Board of Directors of the Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization (Athens, Greece). Since 2010 he is involved with the Geodetic Data & Products group of the EPOS project and since 2021 is an elected member of the TCS-GNSS Consortium Board. Since March 2019 is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Remote Sensing (MDPI). He has been invited repeatedly by foreign governments (Italy, Latvia, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, etc.) and by EU organisations (REA of EC, COST etc.) as external evaluator of research proposals. Since 2013 he has initiated and leads the NOAFAULTs project (Database of Active Faults of Greece;