Department of Civil Engineer and Geomatics (CEG)
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)


Research Assistant A

Christos Theocharidis holds a BSc in Forestry from the Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Democritus University of Thrace. He holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in “Geoinformatics and Geospatial Technologies.” from the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology. His master’s thesis deals with the observation, processing and analysis of biogeochemical and natural marine products through satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems. He worked in various funded research projects like – “ASTARTE” (EXCELLENCE/0918/0341), “ESA-CROSS” (CY3_11 / Contract 4000131190), “ESA-CROSS-II (CY4_14 / Contract 4000135546)”, project FPCUP (Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake), Action 2018-1-96 “Copernicus promotion for EDUCATION (Schools and Young Researchers)”, SGA grant no. 2019/SI2.819207/06. Currently, he is working as a postgraduate research associate and is a PhD Candidate in the field of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing. He specialised in time-series analysis with radar and multi-band for understanding forest density and phenological changes while he also looked into crop classifications. For his doctoral dissertation, he reads about active and optical remote sensing to monitor forest health, identifying possible abrupt changes in forest phenology which may be due to various environmental, climatic, and anthropogenic factors.

Selected publications:

  • Christos Theocharidis, Chris Danezis, Ioannis Gitas, Diofantos Hadjimitsis, “Monitoring forest health through remote sensing time series analysis to assess the effects of extreme drought events in forest seasonality: The 8th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts & Desertification.
  • Christos Theocharidis, Chris Danezis, Ioannis Gitas, Diofantos Hadjimitsis, “Correlation of abrupt shifts in forest phenology with amplitude changes in Sentinel-1 SAR data and Land Surface Temperature from Landsat-8: 41ST EARSel Symposium – 6th EARSeL Workshop on Developing Countries.
  • Miltiadou, M., Karathanassi, V., Agapiou, A., Theocharidis, C., Kolokousis, P. and Danezis, C.: A Selection of Experiments for Understanding the Strengths of Time Series SAR Data Analysis for Finding the Drivers Causing Phenological Changes in Paphos Forest, Cyprus, Remote Sens., 14(15), 3581, doi:10.3390/rs14153581, 2022.
  • Miltiadou, M., Theocharidis, C., Karathanassi, V., Agapiou, A., Nikolaidis, M. and Danezis, C.: Understanding phenological changes of coniferous forests in Cyprus using time-series of SAR data from 2015 till 2020., 2021.
  • Miltiadou, M., Antoniou, E., Theocharidis, C. and Danezis, C.: Do People Understand and Observe the Effects of Climate Crisis on Forests? The Case Study of Cyprus, Forests, 12(9), 1152,
  • Anastasiou, Thomaida Polydorou, Kyriacos Neocleous, Milto Miltiadou, Evagoras Evagorou, Christos Theocharides, Georgios Leventis, Andreas Anayiotos, Stelios Tziortzis, George Komodromos, “Exploring the importance for promoting Earth observation in education,” Proc. SPIE 11534, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications XI, 1153416 (20 September 2020);
  • Christiana Papoutsa, Christos Theocharides, Maria Prodromou, George Papadavid, Dimitris Sykas, Sιlas Michailides, Michalakis Christoforou, George Kountios, Anastasis Kounoudes, Marios Milis, Diofantos G Hadjimitsis, “Smart Water Management for Irrigation Purposes: The SWSOIP Project”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment(HAICTA2020);



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