Research Team

Flowtech research project team is comprised by three individuals and an Advisory board.

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The principal investigator (PI) Dr. Christina Papadaki

is a research associate and postdoctoral researcher in the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (H.C.M.R.)Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters (I.M.B.R.I.W.).

Christina investigates the quantification of water sources. Her research interests are Environmental flow, Hydrology, Water Management, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Management of Mountain Areas. She received her BSc in Water Resources Management from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece in 2008 and attended an MSc in Environment and Development of Mountain Regions at National Technical University of Athens – GR, during the period 2008- 2010. She holds a PhD from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece on a thesis titled “Development of fish habitat suitability criteria for the estimation of ecological flows” since 2019. In 2020 she received a Post-doc fellowship from the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). So far in her research career, she has actively involved as research associate in 5 research projects. She is associated as Member of editorial board and Reviewer in a Science Citation Index Expanded® (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index® (SSCI) journal. She has published 17 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and 14 articles and abstracts in conference

Christina represents the FlowTech Project Research Team in all communications with the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.), she is responsible for an effective supervision of project implementation,
from a scientific aspect.

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Antonis Kavvadias

graduated from the department of Water Resources Management of Agricultural University of Athens (2008) and holds a Master in Remote Sensing and GIS from Autonoma University of Barcelona (2009).

Over the last 10 years he has worked as an Agricultural Engineer in the public sector, for private companies, and as a geotechnical consultant in scientific projects. He is a certified UAS (drone & multispectral sensors) operator (Category C) with more than 150 flights for hydraulic, agricultural, construction and environmental applications. He has actively participated in European scientific programs and conferences, and has been involved in various scientific publications, training schools, lectures, and small scientific missions around Europe, related to UAS Applications, Remote Sensing and GIS.

Currently, he is a PhD Candidate in the laboratory of Hydraulics of Agricultural University of Athens and an external scientific associate at Hydroex SA.

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Sergios Lagogiannis

He received his Diploma in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, with subject direction in Environmental Engineering and Geoenvironment from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2006. He holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure from Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm (2010).

He works as a research associate in the field of monitoring and management of the aquatic environment, with main fields of activity in: Internet of Things (IoT) applications and surface water telemetry solutions, development and application of hydrological and hydraulic models and hydrologic data processing. He has co-authored scientific papers published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, conferences, and technical reports in the field of water resources.

Currently he works at the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters (I.M.B.R.I.W.) of the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (EL.KE.THE), while having a long-term experience as surveyor and consulting engineer in private sector.

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Dr. Elias Dimitriou

is a Research Director of Water Resources Management, wetlands protection and biodiversity conservation in the H.C.M.R. – I.M.B.R.I.W. He received his BSc in Geology from the University of Athens and attended a MSc in Environmental and Ecological Sciences at Lancaster University – UK, during the period 1998-1999. So far in his research career, he has managed as a scientific coordinator, 16 European and National research projects, while he participated and actively involved as research associate in other 15 research projects.

He has published 120 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals, more than 65 articles and abstracts in conference proceedings, and 8 articles book chapters. He is a reviewer in more than 27 well known international scientific journals and he is research proposal evaluator for the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Qatar National Research Foundation, Hellenic General Secretariat for Research and Technology, the Cyprus Research Promotion Agency, the Polish National Science Center and for the National Geographic Foundation.

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Dr. Stamatis Zogaris

Dr. Zogaris has been working at HCMR since April 2002. He is a senior researcher, specialist in biodiversity conservation. He is actively involved in the design of ecological restoration projects in rivers, wetlands, reservoirs and hydroelectric projects. He is particularly interested in ichthyology.

In the last twenty years, Dr. Zogaris has collaborated with many research organizations at the international level in more than 20 countries (among them Costa Rica and the Persian Gulf states, in studies on tropical ecosystems). He was a member of the EU recalibration process for the Water Framework Directive – WFD and led the drafting of the WFD recalibration report on Cyprus river fish. His working group at HCMR published the Hellenic Ichthyological Index for the implementation of the WFD.

He has contributed more than 90 scientific publications, 16 book chapters, 8 books (co-author and editor), as well as more than 200 other publications.


The Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters (IMBRIW) of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) has been conducting research in more than nine years (since 2012) in its current form.

IMBRIW is the leading institution in Greece, with a key role in the Mediterranean region, and an important presence in Europe on aspects related to fisheries and inland water research. Basic, applied, high scientific calibre and excellence research projects are accomplished by the personnel on schedule and within prescribed budget.