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ReACT stands for Remote sensing of Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases”, to describe the research focus of the respective research team led by Dr. Vassilis Amiridis.
ReACT consists of highly motivated scientists within the field of Atmospheric Sciences, combining a number of Post-doc researchers, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students as well as other research and technical staff, using the resources, infrastructure and experience of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS). IAASARS is one of the three Research Institutes of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), which is the oldest research organization in Greece, founded in 1842. ReACT operates within the broader Remote Sensing group of the IAASARS/NOA, contributing to the BEYOND Center of Excellence for EO-based monitoring of natural disasters in south-eastern Europe.

What we do the best

We study the atmospheric life cycle of aerosols, clouds and trace gases ...
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We study the atmospheric life cycle of aerosols, clouds and trace gases ...
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We utilize Earth System Models to interpret our measurements ...
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We develop new remote sensing technologies ...
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We participate in regional and global scale aerosol and cloud networks ...
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Meet ReACT team

Vassilis AmiridisDirector of research

Vassilis Amiridis (VA) was born in Göteborg, Sweden, in 1971. He received his B.Sc. in Physics, M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, 2000 and 2006, respectively. Since 2006, VA is a Researcher of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) in Greece

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Alexandra TsekeriPost-Doc Researcher

Alexandra Tsekeri (AT) was born in Ioannina, Greece, in 1981. She received her B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Greece, in 2005 and her Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), USA, in 2011.

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Antonis GkikasPost-Doc Researcher

Antonis Gkikas graduated in 2004 from the Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering Department of the Technological Education Institute of Crete (branch of Chania, Greece). In 2007, he received his MSc degree in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics. His PhD thesis (2012) dealt with the study of aerosol episodes in the Mediterranean basin

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Sotirios MalliosPost-Doc Researcher

Sotirios Mallios received his B.Sc. in Physics with an orientation in Electronics, Computers, Telecommunications and Control from the Department of Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in 2005. In 2015 he earned his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the Electrical Engineering Department of the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

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Siomos NikolaosPost-Doc Researcher

Nikolaos Siomos currently works at the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Nikolaos does research in Atmospheric Optics and Aerosol monitoring with Remote Sensing Techniques, specializing in lidar and sunphotometer measurements. Their most recent publication is 'Comparison of two automated aerosol typing methods and their application on an EARLINET station’.

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Vasiliki Daskalopoulou PhD Candidate

Vasiliki Daskalopoulou was born in 1989 in Diavolitsi Messinia, Greece. She received her B.Sc. degree from the Department of Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in 2015 and completed her M.Sc. degree in 2017, in the field of "Space Science, Technologies and Applications", granted from the University of Peloponnese and the National Observatory of Athens (NOA).

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Anna KampouriPhD Candidate

Kampouri Anna was born in 1986 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She graduated from the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed her M.Sc. degree in 2018, in the field of "Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment”, from the Department of Geology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Maria TsichlaPhD Candidate

Maria Tsichla was born in Athens in 1994. She graduated from the Physics Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2017 and she obtained her MSc degree in the field of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics from the same Department in 2019.

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Nersersian AngelosPhD Candidate

Angelos Nersesian obtained his degree in Physics from the University of Patras in 2012. He completed his MSc degree in Astrophysics and Space Physics, at the University of Crete, in 2015. The subject of his master thesis was the study of optical spectra variability of the Be/X-ray binary systems. As of September 2016, he is working as a PhD student at IAASARS, as part of the DustPedia project.9.

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Thanasis GeorgiouIT Support

Thanasis Georgiou is currently a student at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering faculty of the University of West Attica. In 2016, as a member of the TTSS team of the Electrical Engineering faculty he participated in the hackAIR project where he designed low-cost sensor nodes for measuring air quality.

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Stavroula PapatheochariEnvironmentalist/Management Support

Papatheochari Stavroula studied Environmental Science at the Aegean University of Mytilene island, where she graduated in 2004. She acquired her Master's degree (MSc) on Waste Management, in 2011 from the Hellenic Open University. Professionally, she is active in national, EU and international funded projects' management and implementation from 2007.

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Spyros MetallinosStation Operator

Metallinos Spiros graduated from high school at Corfu in 1993 and began his studies at the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). At the same department he worked at the Computer Laboratory and later was employed as technical support for the AUTH Central Library007.

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Eleni MarinouPost-Doc Researcher

Eleni Marinou graduated from the Applied Physics at the Applied Sciences Department of the National Technical University of Athens in 2010. She received her M.Sc. in the field of “Environmental Physics” from the Physics Department of the Kapodistrian University of Athens (2013). She acquired her PhD diploma on the study of the vertical distribution of desert dust and condensation nuclei over the Mediterranean from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2017).

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Stavros SolomosPost-Doc Researcher

Stavros Solomos was born in Athens, Greece in 1976. He received his B.Sc. in Physics, M.Sc. in Environmental Physics / Meteorology and PhD in Meteorology / Atmospheric Modeling from the University of Athens, Greece in 2001, 2003 and 2011 respectively. Since 2013, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens.

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Emmanouil ProestakisPost-Doc Researcher

Emmanouil Proestakis graduated from the Department of Applied Physics at the Sciences of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) - Greece (2011). He received his MSc in the field of “Environmental Physics” from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) of the University of Bremen – Germany (2013). In early 2018 he acquired his PhD diploma on the field of atmospheric remote sensing from space for depicting the aerosol connection with atmospheric electricity from the University of Patras (UoP) – Greece.

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Misios Stergios Post-Doc Researcher

I have studied physics and environmental physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and atmospheric physics and climate modelling at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany. I have worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the department of Geosciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, the Atmospheric Oceanic and Planetary Physics lab, University of Oxford, UK and my latest assignment is at the National Observatory of Athens.

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Ioannis Panagiotis RaptisPost-Doc Researcher

Born in Athens, Greece, in 1983. Holds a Diploma of Physics (University of Athens, 2009), a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Physics (20011) and a Doctorate in Physics (2018) in the Physics dept. of the same university. His Ph.D. Thesis was in the field of Solar Measurements for aerosol and trace gases research titled “Aerosol, Trace Gases and Water Vapour optical properties study, using spectral measurements of solar irradiance”

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Gialitaki AnnaPhD Candidate

Gialitaki Anna was born in 1987 in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the Physics Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and is currently a student at the postgraduate program of the same department entitled “Environmental Physics”.

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Eleni DrakakiPhD Candidate

Drakaki Eleni was born on 1985 in Athens. She received her B.Sc. in Physics and her M.Sc. in Environmental Physics/Meteorology from the University of Athens in 2009 and 2012 respectively.tory of Athens (NOA).

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Peristera PaschouPhD Candidate

Peristera Paschou comes from Lefkopigi Kozani, Greece and she was born in 1994. She is a graduate of the Physics Department in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she obtained her M.Sc. degree in 2018, in the field of "Environmental Physics", also from the Physics Department in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Ioanna TsikoudiPhD Candidate

Tsikoudi Ioanna was born in 1994 in Athens, Greece. She graduated from the Physics Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and she obtained her MSc degree in 2019, in the field of “Environmental Physics”, from the same Department.

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Alexandros AlexiouIT Support

Alexiou Alexandros was born in 1996 in Athens, Greece. He is a graduate of the Experimental High School of Anavryta, and is currently studying in Athens' University of Economics and Business, in the Department of Informatics. He has worked in the organisation and completion of various projects in the past and has been oftentimes occupied in the field of IT.

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Ioanna MavropoulouPhysicist/Management Support

Ioanna Mavropoulou was born in 1982 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied at the School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Department of Applied Physics, in National Technical University of Athens. She worked since 2008 as a manager in multinational retail companies.

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Katsanevakis GiorgosStation Operator/Station Support

iorgos Katsanevakis was born in Piraeus in 1976. He graduated from Technical and Vocational High School in 2000 with specialization on Electrical Engineering and he works since 2002 for the maintenance of mobile network antennas in different regions in Southern Greece

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About Us

ReACT stands for “Remote sensing of Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases”, to describe the research focus of the respective research team led by Dr. Vassilis Amiridis. ReACT consists of highly motivated scientists within the field of Atmospheric Sciences, combining a number of Post-doc researchers, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students as well as other research and technical staff, using the resources, infrastructure and experience of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS).

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