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Panagos Panos has a PhD in soil erosion modelling awarded from University of Basel. He also received a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in University of Patras (2005-2010). He also studied Informatics in the homonymous Department of Athens University of Economics & Business during the period 1989-1993. From 1993 to 1997 he has worked as a software developer in the private sector in Greece and then moved to Brussels, Belgium. During the period 1997-2000 he has been IT consultant for European Commission in relation to the project Euro Info Centres (DG Enterprise), after which he returned to Greece to become the Head of the Information Systems Department at the private company INTRAMET.He joined the European Commission - Joint Research Centre in 2001 with duties in database administration and development of GIS and Web applications. He has participated in the many FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects EUROHARP, PECOMINES, EWCZ-EuWASP, Geoland-2, DIGISOIL, I-Soil, eSoter, SoilTrEC, CASCADE, EcoFinders, RECARE. He joined the Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit in 2006 and then the Land Resource Management Unit in 2012. His role in the SOIL team is to model soil erosion at European scale. He has also developed various studies and publications on soil erosion factors. Moreover, Panos Panagos has been involved in the development of the European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC). He is Project Leader for some of the FP-7 projects. He is also involved in the development of the "European Soil Database (distribution version 2)" and in various projects such as MEUSIS (Multi-Scal Soil Information Systems) and EuDASM (European Archive of Digital Soil Maps). During the last years he is also involved in soil data modelling relevant to soil erosion and soil organic carbon.  He has published more than 105 scientific articles in Peer review international Journals including a recent correspondence in NATURE, the Global Soil Erosion in Nature Communications, a recent article in SCIENCE Advances, an article on rainfall erosivity in Scientific Reports and many other well-known journals (Global Change Biology, Science of Total Environment, Land Degradation & Development, Journal of Hydrology, Environmental Science & Policy, etc...).

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Panos Panagos


Land Resources


Research Scientific Officer


Soil Erosion, Modelling, Rainfall erosivity, soil erodibility, European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC), Soil Organic Carbon, Digital Soil Mapping, Newsletter