Nikolaos Depountis

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Dr. Nikolaos Depountis

Assistant Professor
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Educational Qualifications: BSc (Patras), MSc (Cardiff, Uk), PhD (Cardiff, UK)

Researcher Profile 


Research Interests

  • Geotechnical investigations and studies for the construction of technical works
  • Physical and mechanical properties of soils and rocks
  • Erosion modelling on land and coastal formations
  • Landslides: monitoring, hazard and risk assessment, design of remedial measures and early-warning systems
  • Geological suitability for urban development and land use planning


  • Geol_047 Engineering Geology
  • Geol_054, CIV_8357A Geology of Technical Works and Rock Mechanics
  • Geol_066 Elements of Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geol_080 Landslide phenomena in the terrestrial and marine environment
  • CIV_2138A Geology for Civil Engineers
  • GEO_AGG02 Applications of Engineering Geology in infrastructure projects
  • GEO_AGG03 Natural hazards and the environment
  • GEO_AGG07 Geotechnical surveys and studies - Instrument and Monitoring
  • OC_001 Marine Engineering Geology


  • Depountis N, Michalopoulou M, Kavoura k, Nikolakopoulos K, Sabatakakis N (2020). Estimating Soil Erosion Rate Changes in Areas Affected by Wildfires. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(10), 562, doi: 3390/ijgi9100562.
  • Apostolopoulos D, Nikolakopoulos K, Boumpoulis V, Depountis N (2020). GIS based analysis and accuracy assessment of low-resolution satellite imagery for coastline monitoring. SPIE 11534, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications XI, 115340B, 12, doi: 10.1117/12.2573440.
  • Depountis N, Nikolakopoulos K, Kavoura K, Sabatakakis N (2020). Description of a GIS-based rockfall hazard assessment methodology and its application in mountainous sites. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 79: 645-658, doi: 1007/s10064-019-01590-3.
  • Kavoura K, Konstantopoulou M, Depountis N Sabatakakis N (2020). Slow-moving landslides: kinematic analysis and movement evolution modeling. Environmental Earth Sciences, 79:130, 11, doi: 1007/s12665-020-8879-7.
  • Nikolakopoulos K, Konstantinopoulos D, Depountis N, Kavoura K, Sabatakakis N, Fakiris E, Christodoulou D, Papatheodorou G (2019). Coastal monitoring activities in the frame of TRITON project. SPIE 11156, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications X, 111560Z, 8, doi: 10.1117/12.2532766.
  • Depountis N, Vidali M, Kavoura K, Sabatakakis N (2018). Soil erosion prediction at the water reservoir’s basin of Pineios dam, Western Greece, using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and GIS. WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, 14: 457-463. E-ISSN: 2224-3496.
  • Anagnostopolou S, Boumpoulis V, Lampropoulou P, Servou A, Depountis N, Sabatakakis N (2018). The Behavior of the Highly Weathered and Partially Decomposed Flysch in the Reactivation of Landslide Phenomena in Greece. A Shakoor et al. (eds.), Springer, Slope Stability: Case Histories, Landslide Mapping, Emerging Technologies - Volume 1, 119-124, doi: 1007/978-3-319-93124-1_15.
  • Nikolakopoulos K, Kavoura K, Depountis N, Kyriou A, Argyropoulos N, Koukouvelas I, Sabatakakis N (2017). Preliminary results from active landslide monitoring using multidisciplinary surveys. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 50:1, 280-299. doi: 1080/22797254.2017.1324741.
  • Tsiambaos G, Sabatakakis N, Rrondoyanni Th, Depountis N, Kavoura K (2015). Composite landslides affecting Flysch and Neogene weak rock formations induced by heavy rainfalls. In: Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics, 13th International Congress of Rock Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, p. 10. ISBN 978-1-926872-25-4.

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