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


Researcher B

Education: Dr Marios Tzouvaras received his MEng in Rural and Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2005. He continued his studies at the Imperial College London and University College London where he obtained his MSc and DIC degrees in Transport with Distinction in 2006. In 2020, he obtained his PhD degree from the Cyprus University of Technology on the exploitation of Earth Observation techniques for the monitoring and assessment of the impact of natural hazards on infrastructure resilience.

Professional background / participation in funded projects: Dr Marios Tzouvaras is currently a Researcher B and has been a member of the research team of Professor Diofantos Hadjimitsis at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab (ERATOSTHENES Research Centre) since 2012. During these years, he has been involved in the writing and submission of several research project proposals in various calls, such as H2020, JPI, Erasmus+, ESA-PECS, RPF/RIF, etc. and also participated in numerous EU funded research projects, such as: CROSS (ESA-PECS) – Preparatory activity for monitoring & identification of arable CROps in cypruS from Space; CopHub.AC (H2020) – Copernicus Academy Hub for Knowledge, Innovation and Outreach; EXCELSIOR (H2020) – ERATOSTHENES: Excellence Research Centre for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment; CyCLOPS (RPF/RIF) – Cyprus Continuously Operating Natural Hazards Monitoring & Prevention System; ARINFUSE (ERASMUS+) – Infusing skills & Exploiting the potential of the Augmented Reality technologies within the utility network sector; CLIMA (JPI-CH) – Cultural Landscape risk Identification, Management and Assessment; INTRAPRISE (ERASMUS+) – Infusing entrepreneurial skills in the corporate ICT environment; ATHENA (H2020) – Remote Sensing Science Center for Cultural Heritage; THAL-CHOR (INTERREG) – Cross-Border Cooperation for the development of Marine Spatial Planning 1; THAL-CHOR 2 (INTERREG) – Cross-Border Cooperation for the development of Marine Spatial Planning 2; and MEDNET (MED) – Mediterranean Network for Custom Procedures and Simplification of Clearance in Ports. He was previously (2006-2007) employed by Ove Arup International Ltd as a Transport Planner/Consultant at their London office, working on the development of microsimulation transport models, transport assessment reports and risk assessment reports for various projects in United Kingdom and abroad. Lastly, Marios was employed (2007-2012) by international contractors J&P Overseas as a Site Engineer supervising the construction of the Queen Alia International airport building and external works in Amman, Jordan. He is a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK).

Research interests: SAR interferometry, Coherent Change Detection, Deformation monitoring, Natural Hazards monitoring, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems for environmental surveillance / applications, Transport planning, Transport modelling.

Selected publications:

  1. Tzouvaras, M., Danezis, C. and Hadjimitsis, D. G. (2020). Differential SAR Interferometry Using Sentinel-1 Imagery-Limitations in Monitoring Fast Moving Landslides: The Case Study of Cyprus. Geosciences 2020, 10, 236. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10060236
  2. Tzouvaras, M., Danezis, C. and Hadjimitsis, D. G. (2020). Small scale landslide detection using Sentinel-1 interferometric SAR coherence. Remote Sensing 2020, 12(10), 1560. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12101560
  3. Tzouvaras, M., Kouhartsiouk, D., Agapiou, A., Danezis, C. and Hadjimitsis, D. G. (2019). The Use of Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images and Open-Source Software for Cultural Heritage: An Example from Paphos Area in Cyprus for Mapping Landscape Changes after a 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake. Remote Sensing 2019, 11(15), 1766. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11151766
  4. Alexakis, D., Agapiou, A., Tzouvaras, M., Themistocleous, K., Neocleous, K., Michaelides, S., and Hadjimitsis, D. G. (2014). Integrated use of GIS and remote sensing for monitoring landslides in transportation pavements: the case study of Paphos area in Cyprus. Natural Hazards, 72(1), 119–141. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-013-0770-3
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