Dr. Anastasios Papadopoulos is Physicist-Meteorologist and Research Director at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). He received his B.Sc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1990, and his M.Sc in Meteorology and Ph.D in Dynamic Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, in 1993 and 2001, respectively.

His research interests and experience include: regional and mesoscale modeling; operational meteorology and hydrometeorology; marine meteorology; water and energy cycle; data assimilation techniques; soil erosion and mechanisms of production, transport and deposition of dust substance.

He has participated (as coordinator, principal investigator or researcher) in more than 75 research projects. He was the coordinator of the Marie Curie Excellence Grant (Advancing the predictability of water cycle through an improved understanding of land surface and coastal water processes and optimal integration of models with observational data) at HCMR. He is member of the scientific team of the POSEIDON operational system, responsible for the numerical weather predictions (www.poseidon.hcmr.gr), and the scientific responsible for the hydrometeorological research activities of HCMR (meteo.hcmr.gr).

He is author or co-author of more than 56 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 75 peer-reviewed conferences papers and 170 other publications in the field of dynamic meteorology and atmospheric physics. More information on his published research work can be found in Scopus (http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=7101944752) and Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.gr/citations?hl=en&user=rEhILqwAAAAJ).

He has also been a member of the advisor committees of 7 Ph.D., 6 M.Sc. and 3 graduate students