Dr Evangelos Spyrakos

Associate Professor

Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Evangelos Spyrakos

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About me

Qualifications:

PhD in Applied Physics / area of Earth observation - 2012 MSc in Applied Physics / radiative transfer processes - 2009 MSc in Environmental management - 2007 BSc in Marine Sciences - 2005

My research interests predominantly lie in the areas of light propagation and light-matter interaction in natural waters and in the use of near-ground, airborne and satellite remote sensing (RS) of aquatic environments including lakes, estuaries, coastal zones and open seas. While my research is centrered around RS and underwater light climate, my scienti¿c objectives are driven by fundamental questions on dynamics and processes in aquatic ecosystems and on the impact of human and climate induced environmental change on them.

Consultancy

consultancy / Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science


Event / Presentation

Conference organiser / UN GEO Aquawatch

Session organiser / Harmful algal blooms bio-optics and remote sensing. International conference on harmful algae 2020

Session organiser / • Remote Sensing and ecosystem health of coastal waters and oceans. LAGIRS 2020

Session organiser / • Current and potential multisensor approaches to marine litter detection. European Space Agency Living Planet
European Space Agency

Scientific commitee / • LAGIRS 2020: 2020 Latin American GRSS & ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference

Scientific commitee / European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium

keynote / • LAGIRS 2020: Latin American GRSS & ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference

keynote / • Societal Applications in Fisheries and Aquaculture using Remote Sensing Imagery

invited talk / Scottish Space symposium

invited talk / Scottish Space Symposium

invited talk / Journe Thematique GRQE organised by University of Limoges and EDF
University of Limoges

invited talk / • Remote Sensing of Inland and Coastal Waters. Breakout session at International Ocean Colour Meeting
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency


Examining

PhD eternal examiner / Universidade de Vigo
University of Vigo


Other Academic Activities

Scientific expert Advisory board invitation / HABtools

Research panels and grant reviewing contract / British Council-Institutional Links
The British Council

Scientific expert Advisory board invitation / H2020 LC-SPACE
European Commission

member of BioAqua network in Spain

United Nations Group of Earth observation Aquawatch / member


Research (13)

My research is currently span the following areas of Earth observation: (i) RS (from satellite and airborne platforms) of marine, inland and transitional aquatic environments; (ii) bio-optical properties and radiative transfer process in optically-complex waters; (iii) retrieval of in-water optically-active constituents (algal pigments, mineral particles, coloured dissolved organic matter) (iv) arti¿cial intelligence; (v) development of operational regional and global scale satellite data products (vi) monitoring and sensors technology (vii) applications to energy and transportation, aquaculture and ¿sheries

Projects

Water scenarios - For Copernicus Exploitation (Water-FORCE)
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

ENVRI-FAIR
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Copernicus Evolution – Research for Transitional-water Observations
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Multiscale Observation Networks for Optical Monitoring of Coastal Waters, Lakes and Estuaries
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

ESA CNN - CCI LAKES + Consistency
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: European Space Agency

Assessing Land-Marine Carbon fluxes in the Arctic from Space
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: Scottish Government

ESA_CCI_ESpyrakos Baseline
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: European Space Agency

LIMNADES DATA BASED DEVELOPMENT
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: World Bank Group

Commercial service platform for user-relevant coastal water monitoring services based on Earth observation
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Delivering Resilience to Climate Impacts on UK Freshwater Quality
PI: Dr Peter Hunter
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Earth Observation based services for Monitoring and Reporting of Ecological Status
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Preparatory Phase for the Pan-European Research Infrastructure Danubius–RI “The International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems
PI: Professor Andrew Tyler
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

The supply of Operational Regional Satellite Estimates of Coastal Turbidity –UK (ORSECT)
PI: Dr Evangelos Spyrakos
Funded by: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Outputs (32)

Outputs

Conference Proceeding

Simpson M, Marino A, de Maagt P, Gandini E, Hunter P, Spyrakos E, Tyler A, Ackermann N, Hajnsek I, Nunziata F & Telfer T (2021) Monitoring Surfactants Pollution Potentially Related to Plastics in the World Gyres Using Radar Remote Sensing. In: 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS. IGARSS 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, 11.07.2021-16.07.2021. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/igarss47720.2021.9553406

Article

Gong M, Miller C, Scott M, O'Donnell R, Simis S, Groom S, Tyler A, Hunter P & Spyrakos E (2021) State space functional principal component analysis to identify spatiotemporal patterns in remote sensing lake water quality. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 35 (12), pp. 2521-2536. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-021-02017-w

Article

Pahlevan N, Mangin A, Balasubramanian SV, Smith B, Alikas K, Arai K, Barbosa C, Bélanger S, Binding C, Bresciani M, Giardino C, Hunter P, Simis S, Spyrakos E & Tyler A (2021) ACIX-Aqua: A global assessment of atmospheric correction methods for Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 over lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. Remote Sensing of Environment, 258, Art. No.: 112366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2021.112366

Conference Proceeding

Spyrakos E, Hunter P, Simis S, Neil C, Riddick C, Wang S, Varley A, Blake M, Groom S, Palenzuela JT, Gonzalez LV, Cardenas C, Frangopulos M, Vega XA, Iriarte JL & Tyler A (2020) Moving towards global satellite based products for monitoring of inland and coastal waters. Regional examples from Europe and South America. In: 2020 IEEE Latin American GRSS and ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference, LAGIRS 2020. IEEE Latin American GRSS & ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference (LAGIRS 2020), Santiago, Chile, 22.03.2020-26.03.2020. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 363-368. https://doi.org/10.1109/LAGIRS48042.2020.9165653

Article

Spyrakos E, O'Donnell R, Hunter P, Miller C, Scott EM, Simis S, Neil C, Barbosa C, Binding C, Bradt S, Bresciani M, Dall'Olmo G, Giardino C, Gitelson A, Kutser T, Li L, Matsushita B, Martinez-Vicente V, Matthews M, Ogashawara I, Ruiz-Verdu A, Schalles J, Tebbs E, Zhang Y & Tyler A (2018) Optical types of inland and coastal waters. Limnology and Oceanography, 63 (2), pp. 846-870. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10674

Article

Aulló-Maestro ME, Hunter P, Spyrakos E, Mercatoris P, Kovács AW, Horváth H, Preston T, Présing M, Torres Palenzuela J & Tyler A (2017) Spatio-seasonal variability of chromophoric dissolved organic matter absorption and responses to photobleaching in a large shallow temperate lake. Biogeosciences, 14 (5), pp. 1215-1233. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1215-2017

Article

Aullo-Maestro ME, Hunter P, Spyrakos E, Mercatoris P, Kovacs AW, Horvath H, Preston T, Presing M, Torres-Palenzuela JM & Tyler A (2016) Spatio-seasonal variability of chromophoric dissolved organic matter absorption and responses to photobleaching in a large shallow temperate lake. Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2016-329

Article

Spyrakos E, González Vilas L, Torres Palenzuela JM & Barton ED (2011) Remote sensing chlorophyll a of optically complex waters (rias Baixas, NW Spain): Application of a regionally specific chlorophyll a algorithm for MERIS full resolution data during an upwelling cycle. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115 (10), pp. 2471-2485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2011.05.008

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Higher Education Academy