Panos Drakopoulos

Oceanography Department

Contact Address

Institute of Marine Biology of Crete
P.O.Box 2214
Heraklion 71003
Crete, Greece.
Tel: +30 2810 346860 EXT.147
Fax: +30 2810 241882
Email: pdrak@imbc.gr

Date of Birth : 12/3/1957
Nationality : Greek
Language : Greek : Native language.
English :English at high professional level .
French (reading level)


  • 1981: B.Sc., Physics, University of Athens, Greece .
  • 1984: M.Sc., Physics, University Manitoba, Canada .
  • 1987: Ph.D., Physics, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Professional Experience

  • 1996-to date: Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, Dept. of Oceanography, Senior Scientist
  • 1994-1995: University of Edinburgh, Dept. Of Meteorology, Researcher
  • 1990-1996: University of Athens, Lab. of Meteorology and Oceanography, Research Associate
  • 1991-1992: Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service, Dept. of Oceanography, Researcher
  • 1990-1991: Southeastern College, Dept. of Science and Engineering, Lecturer.
  • 1987-1990: Royal Roads Military College, Dept. of Oceanography, Canadian Government
        Laboratory Visiting Fellow

    Current Research Interests

    • Operational Oceanography
    • Data assimilation of in-situ and remotely and sensed data in numerical models
    • Fisheries Oceanography

    Current European Projects

    • MFS-PP (MAS 3-CT98-0171): Mediterranean Forecast System, Pilot Project, DG XII.
    • MEDNET (MAS 3-CT98-0189): Mediterranean Models Network, DG XII

    Selected recent publications

    • P.G. Drakopoulos and R.F. Marsden, The internal tide off the west coast of Vancouver Island, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, (1993) 758-775
    • S.E. Poulos, P.G. Drakopoulos, and M.B. Collins, Seasonal variability in the sea surface oceanographic conditions in the Aegean (Eastern Mediterranean): An overview, J. Mar. Systems, 13, (1997), 225-244
    • P.G. Drakopoulos, K. Haines, and P. Wu, Altimetric assimilation in a Mediterranean GCM, J. Geophys. Res., 102, (1997) 10509-10523
    • P.G. Drakopoulos and A. Lascaratos, A preliminary study on the internal tides in the Gulfs of Patras and Korinthos, Greece, Continental Shelf Res.,18, (1998), 1517-1529
    • K. Stafford, R.G. Williams and P.G. Drakopoulos, Estimating climatological age from a model-derived oxygen-age relationship in the Mediterranean, J. Mar. Systems, 18, (1998), 215-226
    • S. Kornilios, P.G. Drakopoulos and C. Dounas, Pelagic Tar, dissolved/dispersed petroleum hydrocarbons and plastic distribution in the Cretan Sea, Greece, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 36, (1998), 989-993
    • P.G. Drakopoulos and A. Lascaratos, Modelling the Mediterranean Sea, Seasonal Forcing, J. Mar. Systems, 20, (1999), 157-173.
    • M.N. Tsimplis, D. Velegrakis, P.G. Drakopoulos, A. Theocharis and M.B. Collins, Cretan Deep Water Outflow into the Eastern Mediterranean, Progress in Oceanography, 44, (1999) 531-551.