Head of the Remote Sensing Lab, operating two Flux Towers in the city of Heraklion. Holds a BSc in Physics, a MSc in Environmental Physics and PhD in Remote Sensing. Main research interests: climate change and urbanization, urban climate, urban energy balance, urban resilience, urban planning and metabolism, natural and technological hazards, surface temperature and albedo, environmental monitoring and change detection. cPI of the European Research Council (ERC) Synergy project urbisphere, focusing on coupling dynamic cities and climate; and coordinator of the H2020-Space project CURE, focusing on Copernicus Core Services exploitation in the domain of urban resilience. Member of the Board of Directors of the Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence, in Earth Observation, Space Technology and Geospatial Analysis. Member of the GEO Climate Change Working Group.