Contact Nikolaos Toumasis

Areas of expertise

  • Carbon, Climate and Risk
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Environmental Policy
  • Sustainable Land Systems
  • Water Science and Engineering

Background

Prior to my PhD I have graduated in 2006 from Technical School Aviation(Military Academy)from the Air Training Command. In 2007, I gained degree of Civil Aviation for the Certification Program Introductory Training Air Traffic Controllers with a specialization from Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. In 2012 I gained Bachelor of Science Faculty of the Department of Physics from University of Ioannina. My MBA degree is in Human Resource Management and Leadership from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Furthermore my MBA Dissertation was entitled: '' The role of Human Resource Management in preventing occupational stress in Air Traffic Controllers in the European Union (Period 2010-2014)''. I obtained a MSc degree in Atmospheric Sciences and the Environment and my Dissertation was entitled: " Biometeorology of Airports'' measuring of pressure, wind velocity, temperature and humidity, outgoing long wavelength radiation, fluid mechanics and absorbed by atmosphere( Earths Radiation Budget) and Climate Change-Impacts and mitigation. My Training (F119-MAT) Postgraduate Research(PhD) at Heriot-Watt University, Department of Maths, concerned about developing techniques of Data Assimilation in numerical weather prediction and climate change modelling, Basic regression analysis, variational approaches, Kalman filtering, Bayesian inference approach, Formulate and implement the Optimal Interpolation, 3-DVAR, 4-DVAR approaches, Lorentz. My dissertation was about: ''Data assimilation implementation on Quasigeostrophic fluid model'', using Matlab for research problems, selection and interpretation of the prior and posterior distributions.

Current activities

''Securing Lawtonian Landscape Resilience''

Lawton (2010) reviewed England's biodiversity and ecological networks and concluded that biodiversity sites did not comprise a coherent and resilient ecological network, in the face of a changing climate and threats to biodiversity. We need to make our network of sites bigger, better and more joined up and plan effectively to avoid further degradation. The Governments 25 year environment plan sets goals for improving the environment, aiming to achieve a growing and resilient network richer in biodiversity. This project answers the question, how do deliver these goals by means of green infrastructure investments informed by robust science.