Subject: Management and protection of water resources with specialisation in irrigation systems

Research Unit: Thermi, Thessaloniki (Headquarters)

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Dr. George Arampatzis
Director of Research


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Dr. Georgios Arampatzis is an Agricultural Engineer of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a Master's degree in soil improvement and a PhD in water movement in porous media. He works as Research Director (Researcher A') at the Institute of Soil and Water Resources of the Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMITRA. His research interests focus on irrigation water management, water movement in the unsaturated zone and the water-soil-plant relationship.
He has a working experience of more than 20 years and has participated in more than 50 research projects focusing on water resources management and monitoring and was scientific leader in about 20 of them. He has more than 90 publications, of which more than 36 are in peer-reviewed journals.

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  1. Kourgialas N.N., Psarras G., Morianou G., Pisinaras V., Koubouris G., Digalaki N., Malliaraki S., Aggelaki K., Motakis G., Arampatzis G.,"Good Agricultural Practices Related to Water and Soil as a Means of Adaptation of Mediterranean Olive Growing to Extreme Climate-Water Conditions",2022,"Sustainability (Switzerland)","14","20","13673","","",,"10.3390/su142013673","",2-s2.0-85140586850
  2. Voulanas D., Hatzigiannakis E., Arampatzis G.,"HYDRUS-1D modelling of soil water regime in a rational irrigation pilot application (Nigrita, Greece)",2022,"Desalination and Water Treatment","264",,,"307","317",,"10.5004/dwt.2022.28584","",2-s2.0-85136290817
  3. Tziritis E., Pisinaras V., Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G.,"RIVA: a new proposed method for assessing intrinsic groundwater vulnerability",2021,"Environmental Science and Pollution Research","28","6",,"7043","7067",,"10.1007/s11356-020-10872-3","",2-s2.0-85092188258
  4. Michalopoulos G., Kasapi K.A., Koubouris G., Psarras G., Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Kavvadias V., Xiloyannis C., Montanaro G., Malliaraki S., Angelaki A., Manolaraki C., Giakoumaki G., Reppas S., Kourgialas N., Kokkinos G.,"Adaptation of Mediterranean olive groves to climate change through sustainable cultivation practices",2020,"Climate","8","4","54","","",,"10.3390/cli8040054","",2-s2.0-85084317241
  5. Tsakmakis I.D., Kokkos N.P., Gikas G.D., Pisinaras V., Hatzigiannakis E., Arampatzis G., Sylaios G.K.,"Evaluation of AquaCrop model simulations of cotton growth under deficit irrigation with an emphasis on root growth and water extraction patterns",2019,"Agricultural Water Management","213",,,"419","432",,"10.1016/j.agwat.2018.10.029","",2-s2.0-85056192282
  6. Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Pisinaras V., Kourgialas N., Psarras G., Kinigopoulou V., Panagopoulos A., Koubouris G.,"Soil water content and olive tree yield responses to soil management, irrigation, and precipitation in a hilly mediterranean area",2018,"Journal of Water and Climate Change","9","4",,"672","678",,"10.2166/wcc.2018.224","",2-s2.0-85061329145
  7. Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Panagopoulos A., Karyoti A., Vrouchakis I., Karyotis T.,"Water scarcity and inputs of nutrients from irrigation in olive groves of Crete Island, Greece",2018,"Journal of Plant Nutrition","41","17",,"2232","2240",,"10.1080/01904167.2018.1500589","",2-s2.0-85053480200
  8. Rahmati M., Weihermüller L., Vanderborght J., Pachepsky Y.A., Mao L., Sadeghi S.H., Moosavi N., Kheirfam H., Montzka C., Van Looy K., Toth B., Hazbavi Z., Al Yamani W., Albalasmeh A.A., Alghzawi M.Z., Angulo-Jaramillo R., Antonino A.C.D., Arampatzis G., Armindo R.A., Asadi H., Bamutaze Y., Batlle-Aguilar J., Béchet B., Becker F., Blöschl G., Bohne K., Braud I., Castellano C., Cerdà A., Chalhoub M., Cichota R., Císlerová M., Clothier B., Coquet Y., Cornelis W., Corradini C., Coutinho A.P., De Oliveira M.B., De Macedo J.R., Durães M.F., Emami H., Eskandari I., Farajnia A., Flammini A., Fodor N., Gharaibeh M., Ghavimipanah M.H., Ghezzehei T.A., Giertz S., Hatzigiannakis E.G., Horn R., Jiménez J.J., Jacques D., Keesstra S.D., Kelishadi H., Kiani-Harchegani M., Kouselou M., Jha M.K., Lassabatere L., Li X., Liebig M.A., Lichner L., López M.V., Machiwal D., Mallants D., Mallmann M.S., De Oliveira Marques J.D., Marshall M.R., Mertens J., Meunier F., Mohammadi M.H., Mohanty B.P., Pulido-Moncada M., Montenegro S., Morbidelli R., Moret-Fernández D., Moosavi A.A., Mosaddeghi M.R., Mousavi S.B., Mozaffari H., Nabiollahi K., Neyshabouri M.R., Ottoni M.V., Ottoni Filho T.B., Pahlavan-Rad M.R., Panagopoulos A., Peth S., Peyneau P.-E., Picciafuoco T., Poesen J., Pulido M., Reinert D.J., Reinsch S., Rezaei M., Roberts F.P., Robinson D., Rodrigo-Comino J., Rotunno Filho O.C., Saito T., Suganuma H., Saltalippi C., Sándor R., Schütt B., Seeger M., Sepehrnia N., Sharifi Moghaddam E., Shukla M., Shutaro S., Sorando R., Stanley A.A., Strauss P., Su Z., Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi R., Taguas E., Teixeira W.G., Vaezi A.R., Vafakhah M., Vogel T., Vogeler I., Votrubova J., Werner S., Winarski T., Yilmaz D., Young M.H., Zacharias S., Zeng Y., Zhao Y., Zhao H., Vereecken H.,"Development and analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global database",2018,"Earth System Science Data","10","3",,"1237","1263",,"10.5194/essd-10-1237-2018","",2-s2.0-85049846331
  9. Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Kourgialas N., Psarras G., Kinigopoulou V., Panagopoulos A., Koubouris G.,"Seasonal variation and implications of soil water content in the cultivation of olive trees",2018,"Acta Horticulturae","1199",,,"339","343",,"10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1199.53","",2-s2.0-85048107380
  10. Evangelides C., Arampatzis G.,"Data for moisture measurements during vertical absorption in building porous materials such as brick and limestone",2018,"Data in Brief","17",,,"575","578",,"10.1016/j.dib.2018.01.067","",2-s2.0-85041502918
  11. Evangelides C., Arampatzis G., Tsambali A.-A., Tzanetaki E., Tzimopoulos C.,"Moisture estimation in building materials with a simple procedure",2018,"Construction and Building Materials","164",,,"830","836",,"10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.138","",2-s2.0-85041537992
  12. Evangelides C., Arampatzis G., Tzimopoulos C.,"Fuzzy logic regression analysis for groundwater quality characteristics",2017,"Desalination and Water Treatment","95",,,"45","50",,"10.5004/dwt.2017.21525","",2-s2.0-85042388443
  13. Evangelides C., Arampatzis G., Tzimopoulos C.,"Soil water diffusivity obtained from visual inspection experiment and comparison with γ-ray measurements",2017,"Desalination and Water Treatment","86",,,"327","331",,"10.5004/dwt.2017.20655","",2-s2.0-85031996987
  14. Ougiaroglou S., Arampatzis G., Dervos D.A., Evangelidis G.,"Generating fixed-size training sets for large and streaming datasets",2017,"Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)","10509 LNCS",,,"88","102",,"10.1007/978-3-319-66917-5_7","",2-s2.0-85030182249
  15. Tsakmakis I., Kokkos N., Pisinaras V., Papaevangelou V., Hatzigiannakis E., Arampatzis G., Gikas G.D., Linker R., Zoras S., Evagelopoulos V., Tsihrintzis V.A., Battilani A., Sylaios G.,"Operational Precise Irrigation for Cotton Cultivation through the Coupling of Meteorological and Crop Growth Models",2017,"Water Resources Management","31","1",,"563","580",,"10.1007/s11269-016-1548-7","",2-s2.0-84995803129
  16. Hatzigiannakis E., Pantelakis D., Hatzispiroglou I., Arampatzis G., Ilias A., Panagopoulos A.,"Discharge Measurements and Roughness Coefficient Estimation in a River. The Case of Strymonas River in Northern Greece",2016,"Environmental Processes","3","1",,"263","275",,"10.1007/s40710-015-0120-4","",2-s2.0-84964284930
  17. Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G., Tziritis E., Pisinaras V., Herrmann F., Kunkel R., Wendland F.,"Assessment of climate change impact in the hydrological regime of River Pinios Basin, central Greece",2016,"Desalination and Water Treatment","57","5",,"2256","2267",,"10.1080/19443994.2014.984926","",2-s2.0-84953839897
  18. Hatzigiannakis E., Filintas A., Ilias A., Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G., Hatzispiroglou I.,"Hydrological and rating curve modelling of Pinios River water flows in Central Greece, for environmental and agricultural water resources management",2016,"Desalination and Water Treatment","57","25",,"11639","11659",,"10.1080/19443994.2015.1123191","",2-s2.0-84950123435
  19. Tziritis E., Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Panoras G., Panoras A., Panagopoulos A.,"Quality characteristics and hydrogeochemistry of irrigation waters from three major olive groves in Greece",2016,"Desalination and Water Treatment","57","25",,"11582","11591",,"10.1080/19443994.2015.1057869","",2-s2.0-84931068682
  20. Tzimopoulos C., Evangelides C., Arampatzis G.,"Explicit Approximate Analytical Solution of the Horizontal Diffusion Equation",2015,"Soil Science","180","2",,"47","53",,"10.1097/SS.0000000000000113","",2-s2.0-84957050358
  21. Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G., Kuhr P., Kunkel R., Tziritis E., Wendland F.,"Area-differentiated modeling of water balance in pinios river Basin, central Greece",2015,"Global Nest Journal","17","2",,"221","235",,"10.30955/gnj.001402","",2-s2.0-84931084950
  22. Tziritis E., Panagopoulos A., Arampatzis G.,"Development of an operational index of water quality (PoS) as a versatile tool to assist groundwater resources management and strategic planning",2014,"Journal of Hydrology","517",,,"339","350",,"10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.008","",2-s2.0-84904861376
  23. Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Evangelides C., Panagopoulos A.,"A handy irrigation management method through meteorological data. case study in N. Greece",2014,"Global Nest Journal","16","2",,"219","228",,"10.30955/gnj.001283","",2-s2.0-84899950019
  24. Arampatzis G., Evangelides C., Hatzigiannakis E.,"Crop requirements and water losses in collective pressurized irrigation networks in northern Greece",2011,"Global Nest Journal","13","1",,"11","17",,,"",2-s2.0-84555187641
  25. Evangelides C., Arampatzis G., Tzimopoulos C.,"Estimation of soil moisture profile and diffusivity using simple laboratory procedures",2010,"Soil Science","175","3",,"118","127",,"10.1097/SS.0b013e3181d53bb6","",2-s2.0-77949958806
  26. Alexandridis T.K., Chemin Y., Cherif I., Tsakoumis G., Galanis G., Arampatzis G., Zalidis G.C., Silleos N.G., Stavrinos E.,"Improving spatial resolution of agricultural water use estimation using ALOS AVNIR-2 imagery",2009,"European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP","664 SP",,,"","",,,"",2-s2.0-77955171900
  27. Georgoussis H., Babajimopoulos C., Panoras A., Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Ilias A., Papamichail D.,"Regional scale irrigation scheduling using a mathematical model and GIS",2009,"Desalination","237","1-3",,"108","116",,"10.1016/j.desal.2007.12.027","",2-s2.0-58149194582
  28. Babajimopoulos C., Panoras A., Georgoussis H., Arampatzis G., Hatzigiannakis E., Papamichail D.,"Contribution to irrigation from shallow water table under field conditions",2007,"Agricultural Water Management","92","3",,"205","210",,"10.1016/j.agwat.2007.05.009","",2-s2.0-34548052693
  29. Evangelides C., Tzimopoulos C., Arampatzis G.,"Flux-saturation relationship for unsaturated horizontal flow",2005,"Soil Science","170","9",,"671","679",,"10.1097/","",2-s2.0-27544495617
  30. Arampatzis G., Tzimopoulos C., Sakellariou-Makrantonaki M., Yannopoulos S.,"Estimation of unsaturated flow in layered soils with the finite control volume method",2001,"Irrigation and Drainage","50","4",,"349","358",,"10.1002/ird.31","",2-s2.0-33749190299
  31. Tzimopoulos C., Makrantonaki M.Sakellariou, Spiridis A., Arampatzis G.,"Algorithm for the soil characteristic curve with the method of conjugate directions",1998,"International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, CMWR","1",,,"231","238",,,"",2-s2.0-0031674477


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  2. “Carbon farming geolocation support by establishing a spatial soil database management system – GEOCARBON”, LIFE20 PRE/EL/018, Scientific team member. 2021-2023
  3. “Demonstration of a mobile unit for hybrid energy storage based on CO2 capture and renewable energy sources – CO2toCH4”, LIFE20 CCM/GR/001642, Scientific team member. 2021-2025
  4. “Providing services for management of natural resources – Re-Source”, INTERREG BALKAN MEDITERRANEAN 2014-2020, Scientific responsible. 2019-2021
  5. “Promoting water efficiency and supporting the shift towards a climate resilient agriculture in Mediterranean countries – AgroClimaWater”, LIFE14 CCA, Scientific responsible. 2015-2020
  6. “Introduction of new olive crop management practices focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation – oLIVECLIMA”, LIFE11 ENV, Scientific responsible. 2012-2017
  1.  “Monitoring of the quantity and quality of water resources in implementation of the Water Framework Directive”, Hellenic Special Secretariat for Water-Structural Funds, Scientific Responsible. 2012-2015