Ioannis Tsanis
Professor, Environmental Hydraulics & Geoenvironmental Engineering 
Director of Water Resources Management and Coastal Engineering Laboratory
Division III: Environmental Hydraulics and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Extended CV (pdf)



  • 1988: Post Doc (Visiting Fellow) in National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada, Burlington, Canada
  • 1986: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1979: Μ.Α.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1976: Diploma in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Research Interests

  • Management of Water Resources
  • Climate Change Impact and Adaptation - Extreme Events
  • Environmental Hydraulics/Hydrology
  • Coastal Engineering

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • SOILCARE (H2020): SoilCare for profitable and sustainable crop production in Europe (2016-2021)
  • IMPREX (H2020): IMproving PRedictions and management of hydrological Extremes (2015-2019)  
  • RECARE: Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care. Work programme topics addressed: ENV.2013.6.2-4 – FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage (2013-2018).  
  • HELIX: High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes. ENV.2013.6.1-3 Impacts of higher-end scenarios (global average warming > 2 °C with respect to pre-industrial level) – FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage (2013-2017).
  • CASCADE: CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation? FP7-ENV-2011 (2012-2017)

Distinctions and Awards

  • Associate Fellow Member of Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Germany; Adjunct Professor, York University; Professor Emeritus, McMaster University; Associate Editor of the “Climate Services Journal”
  • Coordinator of Research Programmes: a) REINFORCE - ARISTEIA II Action, GSRT and b) SimFLOOD – European Space Agency (ESA)
  • One-highly cited paper (top 1% - Web of Science); Six papers cited in IPCC Special Report 1.50C Climate Change 2018; two papers cited in IPCC Report Climate Change 2014 Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Part B: Regional Aspects – Europe;    
  • 1988‐1998 NSERC University Research Fellowship, McMaster University; 1986‐1988 NSERC Visiting Fellowship, National Water Research Institute;
  • 1982 Entrance Fellowship, S.E.L.E.T.E.; 1971 University Entrance Exam Fellowship, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University

Recent Publications

  • Sofia Sarchani, Konstantinos Seiradakis, Paulin Coulibaly, Ioannis Tsanis   “Flood Inundation Mapping in an Ungauged Basin”, Water 2020, 12(6)
  • Dimitrios D. Alexakis, Evdokia Tapoglou, Anthi-Eirini K. Vozinaki, Ioannis K. Tsanis, “Integrated use of satellite remote sensing, artificial” neural networks, field spectroscopy and GIS in estimating crucial soil parameters in terms of soil erosion”, Remote Sensing 2019, 11(9), 1106; https:// 10.3390/ rs11091106
  • Sofia Sarchani and Ioannis Tsanis, “Analysis of a Flash Flood in a Small Basin in Crete”, Water, 11(11), 2253, October 2019,
  • Tapoglou, E., Vozinaki Α.-Ε.Κ., Tsanis, I.K., “Climate change impact on the frequency of hydrological extremes in the island of Crete”, Water 2019, 11 (3), 587
  • Koutroulis A., Papadimitriou L., Grillakis M., Tsanis I., Warren R., Betts R., “Global water availability under high-end climate change: a vulnerability based assessment”, Global and Planetary Change, April 2019, 175, 52-63,
  • Daliakopoulos, I.N., Tsanis, I.K., “A SIFT-based DEM extraction approach using GEOEYE-1 satellite stereo-pairs”, Sensors, 19(5), 1123, 2019 
  • Tsanis, I.K. and Tapoglou, E., “Winter North Atlantic Oscillation impact on European Precipitation and Drought under Climate Change”, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 2019 135:323. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-018-2379-7
  • D. Jacob, L. Kotova, C. Teichmann, S.P. Sobolowski, R. Vautard, C. Donnelly, A. G. Koutroulis, M.G. Grillakis, I.K. Tsanis, A. Damm, A. Sakalli, M.T.H. van Vliet, “Climate impacts in Europe under +1.50 C global warming”, Earth’s Future, An Open Access AGU Journal, DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000710, January 2018
  • Koutroulis A.G., Grillakis, M.G., Tsanis, I.K., Daniela Jacob, “Mapping the vulnerability of European summer tourism under 2°C global warming”, Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-018-2298-8, September 2018
  • Grillakis, M.G., Koutroulis, A.G., Tsanis, I.K., “Improving seasonal forecasts for basin scale hydrological applications”,Water, 2018, 10 (11), 1593; doi:10.3390/w10111593

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Sofia Sarchani