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Dr Dionysios Raitsos

Earth Observation Scientist



Contact Details

+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)

dra21/10/2017 06:00:34@pml.ac.uk

Dr. Dionysios Raitsos is a Senior Research Scientist at PML. He received his BSc in Marine Biology, MSc in Fisheries Science, and PhD in Satellite Oceanography (from Newcastle, Aberdeen, & Plymouth respectively). He worked for 6 yrs as a post-doctoral researcher in Greece (HCMR) and Saudi Arabia (KAUST). He joined the Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at PML in 2013.

Dionysis is interested in satellite remote sensing applications in ocean colour, plankton, and fisheries in relation to the regional environmental variability and broader climate oscillations (Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean Sea). Also, following an inter-disciplinary approach, synergistically analysing available datasets, we are studying the function of the Red Sea ecosystem, and investigating the large–scale variability of this pristine tropical ecosystem. On these subjects, he has published 42 papers in peer-reviewed Journals, and contributed in 3 books.

He has worked in several EU FP-6 and FP-7 projects, and is a reviewer in 22 international Journals including: Limnology and Oceanography, Remote Sensing of Environment, Ecology Letters, Plos One, Nature Publishing Group etc. Dionysis is a Review Editor in Frontiers in Marine Science, and a Guest Editor for Remote Sensing.

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Projects

SOLSTICE-WIO

SOLSTICE-WIO: Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research in the Western Indian Ocean

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SOLSTICE – WIO is a four year collaborative GCRF project that aims to strengthen capacity in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region to address...

Other key projects

Project PI: Virtual Red Sea Initiative -  2017, 3-years project funded by KAUST [partners PML, KAUST, Scripps, MIT].
 
Project co-PI: SOLSTICE-WIO: Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research in the Western Indian Ocean -2017, 4-years project funded by NERC [partners: Southampton, NOC, PML,  etc].


Recent publications

  • Raitsos, DE; Brewin, RJW; Zhan, P; Dreano, D; Pradhan, Y; Nanninga, GB; Hoteit, I. 2017 Sensing coral reef connectivity pathways from space. Scientific Reports, 7. 10.1038/s41598-017-08729-w
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  • Brewin, RJW; Ciavatta, S; Sathyendranath, S; Jackson, T; Tilstone, GH; Curran, K; Airs, RL; Cummings, DG; Brotas, V; Organelli, E; Dall'Olmo, GD; Raitsos, DE. 2017 Uncertainty in ocean-colour estimates of chlorophyll for phytoplankton groups. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4 (104). 10.3389/fmars.2017.00104
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  • Bracher, A; Bouman, H; Brewin, RJW; Bricaud, A; Brotas, V; Ciotti, AM; Clementson, LA; Devred, E; Di Cicco, A; Dutkiewicz, S; Hardman-Mountford, NJ; Hickman, A; Hieronymi, M; Hirata, T; Losa, S. N; Mouw, C; Organelli, E; Raitsos, DE; Uitz, J; Vogt, M; Wolanin, A. 2017 Obtaining Phytoplankton Diversity from Ocean Color: A Scientific Roadmap for Future Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4. 55, pp. 10.3389/fmars.2017.00055
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  • Dreano, D; Raitsos, DE; Gittings, J; Krokos, G; Hoteit, I. 2016 The Gulf of Aden Intermediate Water Intrusion Regulates the Southern Red Sea Summer Phytoplankton Blooms. Plos One, 11(12), e0168440. 10.1371/journal.pone.0168440
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  • Gittings, J; Raitsos, DE; Racault, M-F; Brewin, RJW; Sathyendranath, S; Platt, T. 2017 Seasonal phytoplankton blooms in the Gulf of Aden revealed by remote Sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 189. 56-66. 10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.043
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  • Martinez, E; Raitsos, DE; Antoine, D. 2016 Warmer, deeper and greener mixed layers in the north Atlantic subpolar gyre over the last 50 years.. Global Change Biology. 10.1111/gcb.13100
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Selected key publications

Raitsos D.E., Brewin R.J.W., Zhan P., Dreano D., Pradhan Y., Nanninga G.B., Hoteit I. (2017). Sensing coral reef connectivity pathways from space. Scientific Reports, 10.1038
 
Gittings J.A., Raitsos D.E., Racault M-F., Brewin R.J., Pradhan Y., Sathyendranath S., Platt T. (2017). Seasonal Phytoplankton Blooms in the Gulf of Aden revealed by Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 165: 64-85.
 
Batten S.D., Raitsos D.E., McQuatters-Gollop A., Hopcroft R., Coyle K. (2017). Interannual variability in lower trophic levels on the Alaskan Shelf. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 139: In Press.
 
Racault M.F., Sathyendranath S., Brewin R.J.W., Raitsos D.E., Jackson T., Platt T. (2017). Impact of El NiƱo Variability on Oceanic Phytoplankton. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4: 133.
 
Brewin R.J.W., Ciavatta S., Sathyendranth S., Jackson T., Tilstone G., Curran K., Airs R., Cummings D., Brotas V., Organelli E., Dall'Olmo G., Raitsos D.E. (2017). Uncertainty in ocean-colour estimates of chlorophyll for phytoplankton groups. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4: 104.