Alkiviadis Kalampokis

Research Scientists

Research scientist



Initially a physicist, with a PhD in complex systems and computational physics, Alkiviadis’ interests shifted to the study of the Ocean, after he had the chance to participate in an oceanographic cruise, in the late 00’s. Since then he worked in 4 different institutions, in 3 countries, studying the physical properties of the ocean.

Research Interests

Alkiviadis’ research interests focus on the physical properties of the Ocean, and include Operational Oceanography and Observational Oceanography. He has worked with multiparametric observational platforms, including HF-Radars, gliders, buoys and drifters to monitor variables such as currents, waves, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and Chl-a. He also participates in oceanographic cruises, field measurements, sampling and instrument deployments.

Selected Publications

  • Z. Kokkini, M. Potiris, A. Kalampokis, V. Zervakis (2014), HF Radar observations of the Dardanelles outflow current in North Eastern Aegean using validated WERA HF radar data, Mediterranean Marine Science, vol. No.4
  • L Bellomo, A Griffa, S Cosoli, P Falco , R Gerin, I Iermano, A Kalampokis, Z Kokkini, A Lana, M G Magaldi, I Mamoutos, C Mantovani, J Marmain, E Potiris, J M Sayol, Y Barbin, M Berta, M Borghini, A Bussani, L Corgnati, Q Dagneaux, J Gaggelli, P Guterman, D Mallarino, A Mazzoldi, A Molcard, A Orfila, P-M Poulain, C Quentin, J Tintoré, M Uttieri, A Vetrano, E Zambianchi, V Zervakis, (2015), Toward an integrated HF radar network in the Mediterranean Sea to improve search and rescue and oil spill response: the TOSCA project experience, Journal of Operational Oceanography, vol. 8, 95-107
  • A. Kalampokis, M. Uttieri, P.M. Poulain, E.Zambianchi, Validation of HF radar-derived currents in the Gulf of Naples with Lagrangian data, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13(10), pp.1452-1456.
  • Potiris, E., Frangoulis, C., Kalampokis, A., Ntoumas, M., Pettas, M., Petihakis, G. and Zervakis, V., 2018. Acoustic Doppler current profiler observations of migration patterns of zooplankton in the Cretan Sea. Ocean Science, 14(5).
  • Petihakis, G., Perivoliotis, L., Korres, G., Ballas, D., Frangoulis, C., Pagonis, P., Ntoumas, M., Pettas, M., Chalkiopoulos, A., Sotiropoulou, M., Bekiari, M., Kalampokis, A., Ravdas, M., Bourma, E., Christodoulaki, S., Zacharioudaki, A., Kassis, D., Potiris, E., Triantafyllou, G., Tsiaras, K., Krasakopoulou, E., Velanas, S., and Zisis, N.: An integrated open-coastal biogeochemistry, ecosystem and biodiversity observatory of the eastern Mediterranean – the Cretan Sea component of the POSEIDON system, Ocean Science, 14, 1223-1245,, 2018. 


  • PhD, 1996-2002, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Bsc, 1988-1994, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professional Profile

  • 2020-Present: Research Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2020: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
  • 2013-2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University “Parthenope” of Naples, Italy
  • 2008-2013: Adjunct Lecturer, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • 2007-2008: Adjunct Lecturer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2003-2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Interests Keywords

Observational oceanography operational oceanography HF-radars buoys lagrangian systems currents