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Alexandros Menegatos

GEBCO Scholar - Greece
Office 160

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

603.862.4425 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)

Alexandros Menegatos is from Kefalonia-Ithaca, Greece. He holds a bachelor's degree in Geology, specializing in Marine Geology, from the Department of Geology of the University of Patras. He also holds a master's degree in “Oceanography - Exploration, Assessment and Management of Marine Environment” from the School of Natural Sciences of the University of Patras. His thesis work focused on Marine Habitat mapping using remote sensing techniques with an emphasis on the usage of Side Scan Sonar and Single beam echosounder for identifying the marine habitat of Posidonia Oceanica.

Prior to joining CCOM/JHC, he worked as a research associate at the Laboratory of Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography (Oceanus-Lab), within the Department of Geology of the University of Patras, where he participated in numerous research and commercial projects. These surveys include marine geophysical surveying and sampling for various fields: 1. Marine bio habitats,
2. Marine Geology 3. Geohazard mapping, (approximately over 90 days of offshore fieldwork). During these years he also attended special workshops in Marum - Germany, OGS - Italy, Taltech - Estonia and IOPAN - Poland, which motivated him to explore new areas relevant to his scientific interests.

Alexandros is currently a GEBCO scholar, eager to expand his knowledge in the field of coastal and ocean mapping and to become part of the new generation of scientists in this field. Away from studying, you can find him hiking, swimming, playing rugby, and doing all sorts of extreme sports.