Dimitris Poursanidis is a Research Fellow in FORTH. He is an Earth Observation Analyst with strong knowledge and analytical skills on GIS and Cartography and a Marine Ecologist with experience on the study of the Mediterranean coastal habitats applying several scientific tools and methods (Remote Sensing, Distance sampling, Image Analysis, Scientific Diving). He holds a PhD on Marine Ecology from the University of the Aegean, Dept. of Marine Science. He has a degree on Environmental Management and M.Sc. on Integrated Coastal Zone Management. His scientific interests concern the study of natural environment using optical data (satellite, aerial, drone imagery), the use of Ecological Modelling for conservation decision and the solving biogeographical questions as well as the compilation of biodiversity data).