Nikos Koutsias is an Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras, Greece, where he gives courses about remote sensing, GIS and spatial analysis. He obtained his diploma degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Aegean, his M.Sc. degree in Environmental and Renewable Resources, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He held a post doctorate position at Geographic Information Systems division (GIS) in the Department of Geography, University of Zurich.
He has been working in the field of remote sensing, GIS and spatial analysis with special emphasis on wildland fires, forestry, ecology and other natural hazards for the last 25 years. He has participated in national and European projects and is the recent recipient of a Marie Curie Individual Scholarship.