Dimitris Poursanidis is a research fellow in the Regional Analysis Division of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH and a PhD candidate on Marine Ecology focused on the Mediterranean Reef ecosystems, at the University of the Aegean, Dept. of Marine Science.
He consults projects focused on marine and coastal ecosystems under the research company terraSolutions (www.terrasolutions.eu).
He holds a M.Sc. Integrated Coastal Zone Management from the University of the Aegean, Department of Marine Science (2008) and a B.S. on Ecosystem Management (2004) from the Higher Technological Institute of Crete.
He has work in both academic (HCMR, NHMC, UNEP/MAP, University of Athens, University of the Aegean) and private sector (Marathon Data Systems, NCC, terraSolutions, WWF Hellas, etc) on projects focused on the coastal, marine and terrestrial environment through conservation projects funded by European and National funds.
His main research interests includes Environmental Monitoring, Cartography of the Biodiversity, Geographic Information Systems, Satellite Remote Sensing applications in the coastal and marine environment, Biodiversity exploitation through Species Distribution Modelling and urban biodiversity cataloging, both in terrestrial and aquatic enviroments. He use tools such as Remote Sensing, GIS, hydroacoustics, Scuba Diving and Photography to run creative projects. He is member of the gobal photographic project MeetyourNeighbours.