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Shedding light on the dark side of biomass burning pollution
Dec 16, 2020Oxidized organic aerosol is a major component of ambient particulate matter, substantially impacting climate, human health, and ecosystems.
Mapping of the flooded areas by the Coastal and Marine Research Laboratory of FORTH
Dec 10, 2020The Coastal and Marine Research Laboratory of FORTH, carried out field surveys at the coastal zone of the Municipality of Chersonissos on Friday 11 December 2020, to have an overview of the situation of the areas that were affected by the recent storm, in the framework of its collaboration with the Directorate for Environment and Hydro-economy of the Region of Crete.
FORTH at the service of the Local Authorities. The valuable contribution of Geoinformatics in the prevention and treatment of landslides
Nov 24, 2020The unprecedented rainfall of high amount and intensity that hit the island of Crete during the 9-10th of November, 2020 had as a result the occurrence of extensive floods and landslides in residential and rural areas of the island. Among the severely affected areas was the Regional Unit of Rethymno, with the effects of severe weather on both infrastructures (damages to constructions and road network) and in its primary sector (destruction of crops) being characterized as incalculable.
2020 FORTH Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching "Vassilis XANTHOPOULOS - Stephanos PNEVMATIKOS"
Nov 19, 2020This year, the FORTH Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching "Vassilis XANTHOPOULOS - Stephanos PNEVMATIKOS" will be presented by H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou to Mr. Eleftherios Zouros, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Crete.