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Andreas Nikolaidis

Andreas Nikolaidis
University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology · Oceanography Center, Dpt. of Civil Eng. and Geomatics, Environmental Fluid Mechanics Group

PhD (Operational/Physical Oceanography)

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May 2020 - present
Cyprus University of Technology
Position
  • Researcher
February 2013 - May 2020
Cyprus University of Technology
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2010 - present
University of Cyprus
Position
  • Senior Researcher

Publications

Publications (45)
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Marine pollution impacts coastal nations around the world, and more so in: a) confined maritime areas with significant marine traffic, b) where exploitation of natural and mineral resources is taking place, or c) in regions witnessing pressure from tourism, local population growth and industry. In this work, Digital Elevation Models, hydrographic a...
Poster
The poster is available online at EGU website: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/EGU2020-19782.html | Particle flows animations are available at SaRoCy's website: http://sarocy.cut.ac.cy/news/particles-flow-animations/ | Maritime connectivity between Cyprus and other Eastern Mediterranean coastal regions on the mainland constitutes a...
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This paper describes the status of the potential of blue energy in the Mediterranean region, with focus on the region around Cyprus. Previous studies are reviewed, the main findings of the blue energy potential analysis performed in the frame of the MAESTRALE project are presented, and the most promising blue energy sources for the Mediterranean ar...
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Maestrale is an Interreg MED 2014-2020 Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The University of Siena, (UNISI) coordinates a consortium of 10 partners from Italy,. The Maestrale project intends to lay the foundation for a Maritime Energy Deployment Strategy in the Mediterranean. Based on a thorough study of existing and in...
Conference Paper
Marine pollution is threatening the world's seas, caused primarily by anthropogenic activities both on and off shore (oil spills, plastics, chemicals, etc.). The environmental damage from a large disaster like an oil spill, can be catastrophic in itself, affecting both marine life and human health. Floating debris causes additional problems by accu...
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KEY WORDS: PERSEUS, Statistic Arrays, Desktop Oceanographic Data Processing Module, Quality Check ABSTRACT: The Desktop oceanographic data processing module is intended for visual analysis of interdisciplinary cruise measurements. The program provides for data selection according to different criteria, automates making maps, sections, and vertical...
Presentation
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DINEOF (Data INterpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions) is an EOF-based technique to reconstruct missing data in satellite images. Sea surface temperature (SST) hourly cloudy data collected by EUMETSAT organization, have been used in order to present a fully reconstructed set. DINEOF method is described with details at Alvera-Azcárate et al. (20...
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The Cyprus Oceanography Center has been constantly searching for new ideas for developing and implementing innovative methods and new developments concerning the use of Information Systems in Oceanography, to suit both the Center’s monitoring and forecasting products. Within the frame of this scope two major online managing and visualizing data sys...
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The work aims at creating the Black Sea geoinformation system (GIS) and complementing it with a model bank. The software for data access and visualization was developed using client server architecture. A map service based on MapServer and MySQL data management system were chosen for the Black Sea GIS. Php-modules and python-scripts are used to pro...
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The PERSEUS ODV QC Utility has been developed in the framework of the PERSEUS project.[1] The QC Utility implements a QC procedure for ODV files and assigns QC flags to metadata and data values according to the SEADATANET vocabulary L20. The QC procedure results are QC flags in an ODV file and a log file with a list of possible errors. The QC Utili...
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The risk from oil spill pollution in the Mediterranean is high due to the heavy traffic of merchant vessels for transporting oil and to the increasing coastal and offshore platforms related to the hydrocarbon exploration. This is especially true in the Levantine Basin following the recent widening of the Suez canal and the increase of the offshore...
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The impact of sea surface currents to the estimation and modeling of wave energy potential over an area of increased economic interest, the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, is investigated in this work. High-resolution atmospheric, wave, and circulation models, the latter downscaled from the regional Mediterranean Forecasting System (MFS) of the Copernic...
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During the last decade, Rixen (2005) and Alvera-Azkarate (2010) presented the DINEOF (Data Interpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions) method, a EOF-based technique to reconstruct missing data in satellite images. The application of DINEOF method, proved to provide relative success in various experimental trials (Wang and Liu, 2013; Nikolaidis et...
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A mortality event of Cladocora caespitosa corals and the extent of bleaching, necrosis and pigmented areas in the colonies were studied at the southeastern coast of Cyprus during a prolonged period of higher than average sea temperature anomalies (summer/autumn 2012). With the use of scuba diving and image analysis software, we monitored the extent...
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Using Data INterpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions (DINEOF) Algorithm for filling the missing data of AVHHR satellite images. Andreas Nikolaidis(*,a,b), Stavros Stylianou(b,Georgios Georgiou(b), Diofantos Hajimitsis(a) and Evangelos Akylas(a) a. Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology, 30 Archbishop Kyp...
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The wave energy potential over Eastern Mediterranean Levantine Basin is studied.•An integrated hindcasting platform is utilized to produce a 10-year database for the wave energy potential and the environmental parameters that affect it (Significant Wave Height, Wave period).•State of the art wind-wave numerical models are utilized at a very high re...
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ArcGIS® is a well known standard on Geographical Information Systems, used over the years for various remote sensing procedures. During the last decade, Rixen (2003) and Azcarate (2011) presented the DINEOF (Data Interpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions) method, a EOF-based technique to reconstruct missing data in satellite images. The recent r...
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Data Interpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions (DINEOF) is a special technique which is based on Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOF) in order to reconstruct missing data from satellite images. It is an innovative method, especially useful for filling in missing data from geophysical fields. Interesting examples could be clouds in sea-surface te...
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Increases in sea surface temperatures (SSTs) have been recorded to occur globally, with the Mediterranean SSTs rising about twice as much as those of the global oceans. Here we analyse and compare satellite remote sensing SST data with in-situ data for the period 1996-2012 in the Eastern Mediterranean, Levantine basin. Further, temperature profiles...
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The island of Cyprus, located in the high-oligotrophic region of the eastern Mediterranean, provides an appealing ground for the study of coastal ecosystems under limiting and contrasting environmental conditions. If proper management strategies are to be enforced, the changes on the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems in response to nat...
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The main characteristic of the circulation in the Eastern Mediterranean Levantine Basin is a general cyclonic flow following more or less the coastline, with several persistent eddies in the open sea. The interaction between all of these dynamical features produces a complicated flow pattern with strong spatial variability on a synoptic, seasonal a...
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Τhe adaptation and use of innovative methodologies for the exploitation of renewable energy marine resources is one of the main issues today for the environmental science community. Within this framework, the exploitation of wind and wave energy potential for coastal and island states seems to be one of the promising solutions and highly interestin...
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The Data Interpolating Empirical Orthogonal Functions method is a special technique based on Empirical Orthogonal Functions and developed to reconstruct missing data from satellite images, which is especially useful for filling in missing data from geophysical fields. Successful experiments in the Western Mediterranean encouraged extension of the a...
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The CYCOFOS-Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System has been operational since early 2002, providing daily sea current, temperature, salinity and sea level forecasting data for the next 4 and 10 days to end-users in the Levantine Basin, necessary for operational application in marine safety, particularly concerning oil spills and floa...
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In the frame of the E-Wave project, funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, the wave energy – the energy that can be captured by sea waves – is being studied in the sea area of Levantine Basin in the Eastern Mediterranean. The approach adopted is based on the simulation of the sea state over the area of interest by numerical wave modeli...
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Renewable energy resources keep today a primary role in scientific and technological ad-vances worldwide due to the increased concerns for the global warming and under the policies adopted for the limitation of the use of oil-depended energy. Towards this direction, a new renewable source of energy is receiving increased attention lately in Europea...
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The estimation of the wave energy potential at the European coastline is receiving increased attention the last years as a result of the adaptation of novel policies in the energy market, the concernsfor global warming and the nuclear energy security problems. Within this framework, numerical wave modeling systems keep a primary role in the accurat...
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The need for efficient and effective on line data management is greatly recognized today by the marine research community. The Cyprus Oceanography Center at the University of Cyprus, realizing this need, is continuously working in this area and has developed a variety of data management and visualization tools which are currently utilized for both...
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The wave energy, that is the energy that can be captured by the sea waves, is an alternative form of renewable energy which has not been exploited so far as other forms of “clean” energy despite some critical advantages that it possess like the low variability that allows the easier adaptation to the general grid. The E-wave project, coordinated by...
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In a rapidly evolving operational and research framework concerning the global energy resources, new frontiers have been set for the scientific community work-ing on environmental and renewable energy issues. In particular, new numerical techniques supporting the accurate estimation of renewable energy sources are highly emphasized. In this framewo...
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The Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System (CYCOFOS) that has been providing operational wave forecasts in the Mediterranean and the Black seas since 2002, recently has established a new wave modeling platform targeting at a more accurate sea wave prediction/simulation. The CYCOFOS wave system has been updated and modified in order t...
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The MyOcean marine core service, implementing the GMES objectives is composed among other regional forecasting centres by the Mediterranean, Black Sea and Baltic Sea ones. These centres, provide to the intermediate and to the Member States national marine services, as well to the end-users, forecasting products for sea currents, temperature, salini...

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