Mr Stylianos Karozis holds a Diploma Degree (5 years studies) in Chemical Engineering and a MSc in Computational Mechanics from National Technical University of Athens. Currently he is a PhD student in Department of Chemistry at University of Crete. Currently, he works in the NCSR "Demokritos" on the ENTEC- Enhancing the capacity for Environmental Technology and Climate Research” framework. The main responsibilities within the ENTEC framework, are the installation and execution of scientific algorithms, the coupling of different scientific codes and the administrating of HPC infrastructure.
Environmental informatics presently is merely the way to link meteorology and pollution sources to population exposure and determine the impact on human health. More importantly, it is a decision aiding tool for local authorities to predict potential atmospheric pollution problems, optimize actions and policy making activities so as to produce the maximum health benefit. The present work, describes the on-going efforts of NSRD to build a cyber-infrastructure for climatic research management (CCRM) that will essentially contribute to the planning, development, maintenance and coordination of NCSRD systems to help process and disseminate climate related information. The foreseen actions will aid NCSRD to develop and establish a long term sustainable data centre, hosting the data generated in the various R&D activities. CCRM is envisioned as a service-oriented, open-source, web-based network of climate research outcome, pollutant emissions, data repositories and existing and new data analysis tools. CCRM will focus on the following main areas relevant to climatic research:
• Air quality modeling,
• Data analysis, and forecasting;
• Emissions inventory development and assessment;
• Use of satellite and ground-based remote sensing information;
• Scientific visualization;
• Communication of air quality data to decision-makers and the public;
• Service-oriented architecture and software development
CCRM could additionally provide data hosting and access services to user groups from other relevant infrastructures in the Region, complemented with data from other relevant networks.