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Konstantina Rizopoulou
University of Southampton


Konstantina Rizopoulou obtained a Master of Research (M.Res.) in Ocean Remote Sensing in 2009 from University of Southampton, UK where she explored the feasibility of applying recently developed Spherical Wavelet techniques to represent the variability of the global ocean surface topography as measured by satellite altimetry. Previously, she had gained a M.Sc. in Geographical Information Science in 2004 from University of Nottingham in UK where she carried out her thesis on Change Detection Techniques using Multi-date Landsat TM imagery on semi-arid environments.

Konstantina worked as a young graduate trainee (YGT) for a year in 2009/2010 at ESA/ESRIN, located in Frascati, Italy, in ESA's Earth Observation Directorate in Ground Segment Department for the Data Quality and Algorithms Development Office (EOP-GQ). Her focus was on the Quality Indicator (QI) Definition and Implementation for the Sentinel-3 Altimetric Data Products in alignment with the 'A Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation' (QA4EO) Guidelines.

She is now a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton, UK. The focus of her thesis is the Agulhas Current Dynamics as seen from newly developed Satellite Coastal Altimetry algorithms. She also spent the last two years as a visiting 'sandwich' PhD student in Ocean Engineering Program at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Konstantina has provided support to computer practicals as a Bilko demonstrator for undergraduate and master's courses in ocean remote sensing at the University of Southampton (2012), as well as at the 5th ESA EO Summer School in 2010.

Main interests are earth observation techniques for ocean processes, outreach and teaching.