Kyriaki-Maria Fameli

Dr. Fameli Kyriaki – Maria is a Physicist, with a PhD in “Numerical Study of the Distribution of Photochemical and Particulate Pollution in the Greater Athens Area after 2004” (Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). At present he is working at the Department of Shipping and Business Services, University of the Aegean as a research associate. Her research interests focus on a) the creation and updating of a database of pollutant emissions (classical and greenhouse) from anthropogenic and biogenic activities (she has created the FEI-GREGAA emissions database), b) the study of air and particulate pollution in different types of environments (urban, island) by applying a meteoro-photochemical modeling system and analyzing data from air quality sensors and c) the development of databases in the context of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and d) the development of a database of air quality sensors. Since 2016 he is a member of FAIRMODE (Forum for air quality modelling in Europe) of the European Commission, actively participating in the working groups. He has participated in international and European research projects, conferences, has publications in international peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer in 11 international journals. Finally, she is responsible for the production, management and promotion to the general public of information on air quality on a 3-hourly basis for 500 points of interest in Greece through the website www.meteo.gr (“Pollutants” section).

Air pollution: sources of emissions that determine it and the configuration of an urban network of measuring stations

The study of air quality in an urban area is very important as it affects public health and the natural environment. The concentrations of air pollutants and particulate matter are measured by instruments using different recording methods either over a period of time or on a continuous basis through the establishment of a network of measuring stations and are determined by a number of factors such as emission sources, prevailing meteorological conditions, climatological characteristics, soil morphology and the socio-economic conditions of the population living and working in the area of interest. In the framework of the ENIRISST+ research project, a network of sensors for measuring particulate matter concentrations in the East and Central Aegean region has been established. In this way, pollution in cities and ports of the Aegean islands is monitored on a daily basis and knowledge about the factors that shape pollution is increased, allowing the management of pollution incidents and the implementation of measures to avoid them.