July the 12th, 2023.


Crop yield anomaly forecasting in the Pannonian basin using gradient boosting and its performance in years of severe drought.
E. Bueechi , M. Fischer, L. Crocetti , M. Trnka , A. Grlj , L. Zappa , W. Dorigo

Link to article

March the 16th, 2023.

Media coverage. Interview of Dr. Alexandra Gemitzi

Dr. Alexandra Gemitzi, is interviewed about meteorological forecasts, on Climate change and its effects in Thrace on drought and the responsibilities of the state and the local regional authorities of the area.

Link to video

December the 13th, 2022.

Project presentation at the American Geophysical Union – AGU Fall Meeting 2022

Board 1235: A benchmark study on remotely sensed data assimilation for water budget estimation over different hydroclimatic areas

Link to the presentation

December the 12th, 2022.

Ph.D. course on Water Management in Agriculture and Forestry,

University of Oulu organized a Ph.D. course on Water Management in Agriculture and Forestry, with a focus on drainage systems (WAFD 2022)

January the 28th-29th, 2023.

Presentation of IT Tools to farmers of Rhodopi area

At a meeting organized on January 28 and 29 at the Papanikolaou Foundation (Komotini), Dr. Alexandra Gemitzi will present how to use a Waterline application and what exactly the indicators calculated for the crops of the region represent. As Waterline project, would like to have the opinion of the participants about improvements we can make.
The application has been created within the framework of the European Waterline project and uses Copernicus Sentinel 2 data to calculate vegetation and moisture indices, while evapotranspiration is calculated through NASA's Aqua and Terra satellite data.

October the 6th, 2022.


Multi source data processing and assimilation in hydrological models and forecasting
Thursday 6th to Friday 7th of October, 2022
Venue: OK!Thess Building [Komotinis 2, Thessaloniki, Greece]

The course will also be available on line free of charge for PhD students but also for all interested scientists.
Registration is required (please register here).
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided by the οrganizers after the training course.

For any further information please contact Dr. Stavros Stathopoulos at stavstat@gmail.com

The course's program (pdf file)

September the 30th, 2022.

A newspaper article about WATERLINE project

A newspaper and internet portal article about WATERLINE project, in the "Paratiritis tis Thrakis" newspaper.
(in Greek language)
(Google translated version)

September the 28th, 2022.

Information event about WATERLINE project at the Prefecture of Rodopi

(Invitation in Greek language)

September the 1st, 2022.

Podcast about "The problem of drought and lack of water and extreme weather events".

The Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental Engineering of the IFT, Alexandra Gemitzi spoke about the problem of drought and lack of water, extreme weather phenomena, forecasts and what should be done on the part of the state and citizens on a preventive level.
(available in Greek language)

August the 30th, 2022. Interview at National Greek Radio-Television.

Interview at National Greek Radio-Television about gradual decline of water reserves in the Rhodopes.
(in Greek language)
(Google translated version)

August the 30th, 2022. Installation of a meteorological station.

Installation of a meteorological station at the Nymphaea border station (Greece-Bulgarian border).
(in Greek language)
(Google translated version)