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Special Session
Special Session on
GIS Technology in Coastal Natural Hazards
 - CoNatHaz 2019

3 - 5 May, 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Within the 5th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - GISTAM 2019


Paraskevi Nomikou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Brief Bio
Paraskevi Nomikou is an Assistant Professor at the Dep. of Geology and Geoenvironment of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). She is a marine geologist who studies the morphology of underwater volcanoes with extensive experience in marine volcanic and seafloor extruding processes. She has participated in more than 80 oceanographic cruises that focused on submarine volcanism, mud volcanoes, landslides and slope stability and the exploration of seafloor mineral deposits. More recently, she has played a leading role in the evaluation of the potential hazards associated with renewed volcanic activity at Santorini volcano in Greece. Her studies on underwater volcano areas where new earthquakes and deformations have been taking place are critical to the ongoing evaluation of future eruption scenarios. She has also been involved in the study of economically important seafloor mineral deposits within the crater of the submarine volcano Kolumbo, off the coast of Santorini. In 2013 and 2018 she was involved in expeditions to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, mapping the sea floor of ocean core complexes and in 2015 in the Azores Platea, mapping the offshore volcanoes. In 2018 she was involved in R/V Falkor expedition in the coastal zone of Costa Rica (East Pacific Ocean). She effectively transfers her enthusiasm for sea floor exploration using innovative marine technologies to younger students through her educational lectures at the university creating a high profile role model for young women thinking of pursuing careers in oceanography. She has been participated in numerous International projects focused on seafloor mapping and volcanoes. The total number of citations in international journals is 1076 with h index 19 in 645 Cited Documents (December 2019) according to Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) ?a? Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). According to Google Scholar the h-index: 24 and i10-index: 52. In addition, having participated in educational documentary films (Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History channel etc) has given her the opportunity to wade into the transmission of scientific knowledge to the citizens.
Varvara Antoniou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Brief Bio
Varvara Antoniou is part of the Educational Research Staff of Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She received a PhD in Geosciences from Agricultural University of Athens and a MSc in Prevention and Management of Natural Disasters from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She specializes in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and has participated in many research projects and in one oceanographic cruise with Nautilus in the area of Santorini island.


The Mediterranean Sea coastal regions have suffered numerous catastrophic events from destructive earthquakes and tsunamis triggered by earthquakes or large landslides . Currently, geohazard studies are of great importance in the European research or inter-regional funded projects. Geographic Information Systems will improve security by mapping hazards that affect coastal areas, both of continental, characterized by a continued economic growth due to the presence of touristic activities on beaches and off-shore areas (in shallow waters where ecosystems and economic activities are established). Modelling and visualizing of the damage distribution (scenarios of damage) and inundation (tsunami waves), it is provided an effective simulation in order to produce a comprehensive hazard zoning of the surrounding regions. These elements will be of high values through the coastal territories planning and the designing of intervention plans on economic interest sites of high vulnerability.

The main topics include but are not limited to:

- GIS for mapping active fault zones-coastal landslides-Hazard Zoning Maps;
- GIS for tsunami inundation Maps-Tsuanami management plans 3D visualizations of Coastal Geohazards for public engagement, educational and training purposes.


Paper Submission: February 28, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


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After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, Microsoft Academic, SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


GISTAM Special Sessions - CoNatHaz 2019