The ENIRISST website has been funded by “Intelligent Research infRAstructure DIssemination for promoTing Engagement” (IRRADIATE) which is supported by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) under the “3rd Call for Action “Science and Society” “Research, Innovation and Dissemination Hubs”” (Project Number: 02129).

The project “ENIRISST – Intelligent Research Infrastructure for Shipping, Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics” (MIS 5027930) which is implemented under the Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).

University of the Aegean

Department of Geography

Participants in the project “Intelligent Research Infrastructure for Shipping, Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics (EN.I.R.I.S.S.T)” from the Department of Geography are the members of the SAGISRS Laboratory (SAGISRS- The main objective of the SAGISRS lab is to promote research, educational activities and application development in the scientific fields of Geographic Analysis with methods of Spatial Analysis, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing.

The actions of the SAGISRS workshop can be summarized as follows:

  • Research / Educational Activities of Geographical Datasets
  • Development of methodology and applications of geographic data analysis
  • Development of smart geographic data sensors and smart devices


The areas of expertise are summarized as follows:

  • Spatial Analysis (Transportation Data, Network Data, Population Data, Economic Data)
  • Geographic Information Systems (for environmental and human related data)
  • Development of Remote Sensing Applications and Methodologies (Land Use, Urban sprawl)
  • Development of smart environmental sensors (air quality, noise pollution, meteorological conditions)
  • Open Source Programming
  • Big data analytics (data mining, machine learning)

Members of the Research Team

Dr. Nikolaos Soulakellis is Professor of Thematic Cartography and Geoinformation at the Geography Department of the University of the Aegean, Greece since 1996. In that Department he is teaching courses in thematic cartography and G.I.S. at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He acted as the Head of the Department from 2008 until 2010. His research interests are focusing on data collection, data processing and fusion for cartographic purposes especially in Aegean island regions. He is also the director of the Cartography and Geoinformation Lab of the Department of Geography. From 2010 until 2014 he served as Vice Rector of Academic Affairs and Student Welfare at the University of the Aegean. Dr. Soulakellis has leaded on many projects funded mainly by European Union.

Dr. Dimitris Kavroudakis is an assistant professor of “Geographical Analysis” in the Geography Department, University of the Aegean. He has studied computer info systems in the American College of Greece (DEERE), Geography in The University of the Aegean and he obtained his MSc in GIS from the University of Leeds, UK. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Sheffield, UK and has worked as post-doc researcher in UCL (CASA), University of Sheffield and University of The Aegean. Over the years, he has been involved in high quality geographical research which led to a number of scientific publications in the field. Some of his academic interests include location analysis, spatial analysis, network analysis, GIS, open source and economic geography. He has been involved in research concerning web-GIS, visualization, spatial statistics, EU population inequalities, spatial economics and open source GIS development. He uses new approaches in geographical analysis such as Artificial Intelligence and Agent Based Modelling and supports new computational approaches such as Grid Computing and large scale distributed modelling. Dimitris is an experienced programmer and a Linux/open-source supporter utilizing open hardware such as Raspbery-PI and Android OS.

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