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Colloquium: Atmospheric Deposition and its Impacts: From Sea Water Productivity and Fish Production to Wine Quality

Event Details:

  • Date:       Thursday 21 February 2019
  • Time:      Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:    The Cyprus Institute – Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker: Prof. Nikos Mihalopoulos, Professor, University of Crete; Director IERSD of the National Observatory of Athens; Professor at EEWRC at The Cyprus Institute
The colloquium will be in English and the event is open to the public.


The Mediterranean Sea is a unique marine ecosystem, which despite the fact that it is enclosed by land, and receives large amounts of nutrients of crustal and anthropogenic origin, remains an ultra-oligotrophic system. Understanding the factors influencing the productivity of the basin is thus of paramount importance. It is well known that atmospheric deposition, especially in oligotrophic waters, could supply to a marine ecosystem most of the elements (N, P, Fe) necessary to sustain new primary production.

Thus, it is important to examine the composition, seasonality and fate of both atmospheric deposition and settling particulate material in the water column as they could contribute to better understand the external factors affecting the productivity of the basin and consequently fish production. In addition except seawater, atmospheric deposition on land can impact quality of soil and consequently food production. In this talk emphasis will be given in wine.

About the Speaker

n mihalopoulosDr. Nikolaos Mihalopoulos is Professor of Environmental Chemistry at University of Crete and Director of the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (IERSD) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). He is also part-time professor at CyI. His expertise is in the field of Atmospheric chemistry and physics, Global biogeochemical cycles and Environmental Analytical chemistry. He has participated in more than 45 research programs (in 30 as coordinator) funded by European and National agencies and acted as a member of the Organizing and Scientific Committee in 15 National and International Conferences.

He has published more than 270 original papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and more than 600 papers in international conferences (more than 11800 citations, h-index = 58). He has supervised 16 PhD theses, 36 Master Theses and over 60 Diploma works. He is a member of the editorial board of EGU’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal (Copernicus Publications, Impact Factor: 5.6) and active reviewer in 30 international journals. He has been a reviewer for PhD and Habilitation Theses for Greek and foreign universities and reviewer of scientific proposals for EU, NATO and funding organizations in Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, France, Germany, US and UK.

He was awarded grants from Foundation Onassis and the Greek state scholarships to perform his PhD thesis, and an EU grant (Marie-Curie) for post doctorate studies in Germany. He also received Haagen-Smit Prize 2014 and the Ecopolis/Ecocity prize 2014, 2016 for his scientific work. He is Vice President of IARA (International AeRosol Association) and member of the National Council for adaptation to the climatic change. He also acted as member and President of the Environment Committee of NATO (2004-2007)..


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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday 21 February 2019
  • Time: Starts: 16:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Nikos Mihalopoulos
  • Speaker Position: Professor, University of Crete; Director IERSD of the National Observatory of Athens; Professor at EEWRC at The Cyprus Institute