Dr. Avraam Mavridis has a PhD in Engineering (GIS) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), a MSc in Geoinformatics/Remote Sensing by the Surveyors' Department and a BSc in Agriculture from the same university. He is an Assistant Professor (Tenured-Track) in GIS at Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of C. Macedonia, Adjunct Lecturer at American Farm School of Thessaloniki and Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Geodesy and Geomatics of the School of Civil Engineering (AUTh).
He was employed at Organic Products Cluster (Managing Director), NAGREF, NGO Arcturos, Mun. of Neapolis, ELGA and other organizations. He has taught at Graduate and Post-Graduate level at TEI and University, as well as adults (having more than 6.000 ed. hours). He serves European Commission (EC) as member of Groups of Experts on Technical Advices on Organic Farming, as Advisor on HORIZON-2020 framework, EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Soil Organic Matter, KBBE-Knowledge Base BioEconomy, INSPIRE, EFSA). He evaluated more than 37 international research proposals in Fp7 calls (1 at final stage). Also, he is member of experts of FAO (UN) and of National Organizations: the Greek Secretariat of Research & Technology, educator of governmental agents (EKKDA), etc. He is author or co-author of more than 23 research papers, 5 books, 3 posters (personal blog: http://gisbioenvinet.blogspot.gr/).
He has participated in all levels of activities of more than 15 research projects (LIFE, INTERREG I-III, OBSERVE, EPEAEK, ERC Starting Grant, etc.). Currently he belongs to research staff of GuardEN project. Areas of research interests: applications of GIS and Remote Sensing towards sustainable agroenvironmental management systems, promotion of Precision Organic Agriculture (Founder), supporting health and disabilities issues, technological innovations towards sustainability and wildlife protection (flora and fauna).
LATEST HIGHLIGHT: Invitation by 'The Economist" as VIP Guest Member of the Panel at this year’s Feeding the World summit (London, February 13th 2014)